2018 Blizzard Bonafide Skis w/ Bindings
The Bonafide has been updated for 2018 and is better than ever! Blizzard has taken their successful all mountain ski and given it a more aggressive, shorter tip profile, a slightly smaller turn radius, and a progressive rocker concept. The result is a brand new Bonafide that has better turn initiation, better edge grip on firm snow, better flotation in soft snow, and ultimately an improved overall feel as an all mountain ski. The Bonafide has always been a favorite among relatively aggressive skiers who valued its two sheets of metal and relatively stiff flex pattern. The new Bonafide retains this powerful feel that made the original ski so famous, yet has improved upon it by making it a touch more user friendly for those who shied away from the previous version. Although, don't get us wrong, they did not dumb down this ski at all. They did, on the other hand, smooth out turn initiation a little bit for skiers who found the previous version a bit too much ski. The slightly smaller turn radius (about 1 m difference at each length) gives the ski a snappier, quicker feel on groomers, while the Carbon Flipcore Technology combined with two sheets of titanal retain all the stability and power needed for aggressive skiing through variable terrain and conditions. The Bones are back and better than ever!
- Sidecut: 135/98/119 mm at 180 cm Length
- Turn Radius: 18 m at 180 cm Length
- Sandwich Compound Sidewalls
- Poplar-Beech Wood Core
- Double Titanal Laminates
- Carbon Flipcore Technology
- All Mountain Shape Concept
- Progressive Rocker Concept Improved Turn Initiation
- Ability Level: Advanced to Expert
Wow! Thanks Mike. Review by SkiEssentials
When we first read Mike's review we thought, "Okay, which employee thought it was funny to write a review of our own website." After some intense internal interrogation, however, it because obvious that Mike's review wasn't written by one of us after all.
Mike, thank you so much for your kind words. We are always striving to offer the best prices, the best information, and the best customer service. Reading your review meant a lot to all of us here at SkiEssentials.com and is validation that what we're doing is appreciated by all the skiers out there.
Cheers to a great season!
-SkiEssentials.com (Posted on 1/26/2018)
Great Skis, Great Website. Review by Mike
At first I was a little wary of the deals on this website. SkiEssentials offers deals far better than Evo or other ski apparel sites. I thought it was too good to be true but soon found out that it was definitely not. SkiEssentials provides the best gear at incredible prices. They have hundreds of gear review videos on YouTube which were super helpful for deciding which skis were good for me. Alongside this, they have their Chairlift Chat page, where they constantly update on the best new gear for the mountain.
SkiEssentials surprised me with their great customer service as well. When I emailed a concern to them, they responded within a few hours and informed me on different shipping options. Their package deals can't be beat by any other site, and their information on gear (like size of the undercut for determining binding brake width and a plethora of other things) is easy to understand and makes shopping for skis, which can be daunting at times, a much easier process.
I recently ordered the 2017/2018 Blizzard Bonafides after doing some research into All Mountain Free ride Skis. I wanted to make sure I was getting a good all around ski, and the Bonafides worked for me. I found this package deal on this site and was thrilled to have the combo skis and bindings package, especially with such incredible bindings as the Marker Griffons. Upon ordering, the bindings were mounted FOR FREE!. I was super thrilled, to say the least, and even more so when I found out that the tracked UPS Ground Shipping was free.
The skis arrived today with plenty of helpful information, and after demoing a version of these skis up on the mountain, I am excited to try the new ones out myself. I know the Bonafides are an excellent ski, and the quality of ride is unmatched, but to be able to have such an amazing customer experience through SkiEssentials made the purchase all the more enjoyable.
(Posted on 1/25/2018)