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Blizzard Bonafide Skis 2015

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Product Info

Perhaps the best-selling all-mountain expert ski in the world for the past two years, the Blizzard Bonafide Skis are back and better than ever. The Bonafide rules the mid-fat class with a dialed combination of stability at speed, tenacious grip, and all-conditions versatility - and nobody's figured out how to do it better. Does the secret lie in Blizzard's Flipcore construction, where the core matches the shape of the rocker profile when it goes into the mold? The precision CNC'd wood core with two layers of Titanal? Blizzard's unmatched attention to quality and construction detail? Probably all of these, but it works for us and thousands of other satisfied customers, and it'll work for you, too.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Rocker Camber RockerSki profile with rocker at the tip and tail, camber in the middle. Reducing the pressure on the edge at the tip and tail makes the ski even easier to handle and increases flotation on powder snow. The camber guarantees great grip on packed snow.

Core

Poplar-Bamboo-Paulownia-ISO-Woodcore

Flipcore 3D TechnologyWhile most ski companies start with a cambered core and bend it under heat and pressure in the mold to create rockered skis, Blizzard starts with a rockered, "flipped over" core that matches the ski's rocker profile in the first place. Make sense? It does to us.

Laminates

Double Ti Laminate

Ti Binding Interface

Sidewalls

Sandwich Compound Sidewall (Ti)

Base

Sintered Graphite Base

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Big Mountain More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Bamboo, Metal, Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip More 
  • Ski Awards: Powder Magazine Skier's Choice, Outside Magazine Gear of the Year, Skiing Magazine Official Selection
  • Series: Free Mountain
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 166 173 180 187
Tip Width (mm) 133 133 133 133
Waist Width (mm) 98 98 98 98
Tail Width (mm) 118 118 118 118
Turning Radius (m)     21  
Indiv. Ski Weight (g)   1943 2090 2214

Reviews

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Blizzard Bonafide Skis 2015
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good carving ability (6)
  • Smooth ride (6)
  • Good grip (5)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Downhill (4)
  • Powder skiing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Expert (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big Mountain Ski

By 

from Seattle, WA

About Me Expert

Pros

  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Blizzard Bonafide Skis 2015:

      I demoed these in crud, (spring Cascade concrete) and can second that they are not necessarily responsive...these are not the skis you want if you are looking for something quick, poppy, easy to turn or for tight trees. If you are going to hit Alaska or hit big lines, these things would be amazing. They have stability that you will not find in other skis ( unless you stick with the Blizzard line) Just know what you are looking for and getting yourself into with these. This is not the ski for someone who doesn't want to work for it.

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      • No

      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Don't buy the hipe

      By 

      from Bend OR

      About Me Expert

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Grip

      Cons

      • Not Responsive

      Best Uses

      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Blizzard Bonafide Skis 2015:

      I bought these skis souly from comments on the net. That is why I recommend demoing them first. I had a chance to ski them recently. To be fair I skied them on groomers only, (no new freshies).What I found was the effort you put into turning these skis is not rewarded in excitement or pop coming out of the turn. That may come from the 2 sheets of titanium, which stiffens the ski and limits chatter. It also dulls the turning performance. I never did find the sweet spot, but I did find the turning radius which is GS.It remains to be seen how this turning radius will perform on powder days running tight,technical lines through the trees.For me not a 1 ski quiver.

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      4.0

      I would recommend these all mountain ski's.

      By 

      from MA

      About Me Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Carving Ability
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about Blizzard Bonafide Skis 2015:

        Uses as a all mountain ski.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Blizzard Bonafide - Great NW Ski

        By 

        from seattle, wa

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Carving Ability
        • Good Grip
        • Great Flotation
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Downhill
          • Groomed Terrain
          • Moguls
          • Powder Skiing

          Comments about Blizzard Bonafide Skis 2015:

          This is a great ski for North West skiing. It holds it edge on icy groomers, it floats through powder, and it blows through cascade concrete without thinking twice. Just picked up the 2015s at the summer sale and they will be my second pair of Bonafides (my first pair was beat up last year by rocks). This ski will give back as much energy as you put in to it, and by far is the funnest ski I have owned, demoed, or rented. Can't say enough good things about this ski.

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          5.0

          Great customer service!

          By 

          from North Carolina

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            Cons

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                Comments about Blizzard Bonafide Skis 2015:

                Look great. Looking forward to using them this winter...

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                • No
                 
                5.0

                Blizzard Bonafide Skis 2015

                By 

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Carving Ability
                • Good Grip
                • Smooth Ride

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Downhill
                  • Moguls
                  • Powder Skiing

                  Comments about Blizzard Bonafide Skis 2015:

                  Salomon Bindings.

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                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Solid Pair of Skis

                  By 

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Advanced

                  Pros

                  • Good Carving Ability
                  • Good Grip
                  • Stable at speed

                  Cons

                  • Bit Stiff For Bumps

                  Best Uses

                  • Bowl Skiing
                  • Groomed Terrain

                  Comments about Blizzard Bonafide Skis 2015:

                  I bought last season's 2013/14 Bonafide. I skied these 5 days in CO this year. Ran them over groomers and down the headwalls. They have the torsional rigidity to keep on edge when cranking turns on groomers without mushing out when really loaded - was really impressed at how they lock-in and hold edge. They seemed to have enough float on the marginal 4" fresh snow we had when running some speed (like the headwalls). Did not get to ski any dumps this year. I would not call this a mogul ski though, unless you have great technique, as any hard hits off your line sure load-up some energy in these skis. You have to absorb it or rocket into your next turn! Manageable, but only forgiving to miss one turn. All around, though, a great ski in my opinion. The only ski I took and used on my out-West trip this year. Some people complain the turning radius is more GS than not. Maybe true when skiing lazy (after lunch), but put some effort into this ski, and it will turn tight with a lot of response. Rats, the season is over now.

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                  5.0

                  Off Trail GS Stable at Speed

                  By 

                  from Alta, Utah

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                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Good Carving Ability
                  • Good Grip
                  • Smooth Ride

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Big Mountain Western Skin

                    Comments about Blizzard Bonafide Skis 2015:

                    I have the 2014 ski which was unchanged this year except for graphics. I have always liked and skied stable GS type skies and this is an exceptional ski. Love the flip core Rocker/Camber/Rocker. Have put about 40 days on this pair at Alta. Skis all types of conditions and terrain. You need to have good technical skill to get the full benefit of this ski. A real tip it and rip it ski. Ski it centered with feet apart and it will turn for you.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Hittin the slops

                    By 

                    from Colorado

                    About Me Intermediate

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Carving Ability
                    • Smooth Ride

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Downhill

                      Comments about Blizzard Bonafide Skis 2015:

                      works great.

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                      • No

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