Blizzard Bonafide Review

9.2
Expert Rating

If you’re looking for the best skis that give you an excellent mountain experience, you’ll want to eye up the Blizzard Bonafide Skis. With their performance, stability, and rocker profile, you’ll have no problem reaching those high speeds in just about any time of snow conditions—hard snow, soft snow, even crud and ski lines.

Why We Like It – Blizzard Bonafide Review

The Blizzard Bonafide Skis’ performance and stability provide every reason to rip and tear through the slopes of your preferred location at any time of the day, especially when speed is warranted.

Pros
  • Ideal for freeride and powder
  • Stable and reliable, but still powerful
  • Flipcore Technology makes turning smoother
Cons
  • Not ideal for beginners

Performance

What propels the Blizzard Bonafide Skis into stardom is its full wood core—at least part of the reason, anyways. Its core was then reinforced with titanal, running the length of the ski. That combination core makes plowing through snow like a hot knife through butter.

Even with all that power, making quick turns is never a challenge, and you’ll always feel in control. This is directly associated with its light camber rocker and edge hold. With the rocker camber, you can feel the balance, even when pushing the skis in harsher conditions.

Design

A lot of the Blizzard Bonafide Skis’ power comes from its carbon Flipcore technology. The rocker area has been reinforced, enough so that turning feels good and smooth. Even with how smooth turn transitions are, you never feel like you’re losing any forward momentum, at least, none that you can perceive. Energy transfer is on par and can really challenge the Elan Amphibio 84 Ti. Its waist width is a whopping 98mm, which is 10mm wider than the Rossignol Experience 88.

Value

The Blizzard Bonafide’s value isn’t hard to pinpoint. Short story: its design lends to a specific kind of need, and that need is to perform. This can be seen in its build, Flipcore technology, and willingness to keep up its performance even when dealing with harsh conditions.

With that said, you’ll need the right kind of skier to fully take advantage of the Blizzard Bonafide Skis. Strap these to the feet of a beginner and they’ll have a terrible time taming them. As for pricing, it matches the K2 Pinnacle 95, but the Pinnacle 95 is more for casual skiing—Bonafide Skis are ready for the serious skiers.

Blizzard Bonafide Review Wrap Up

For an experienced skier, the Blizzard Bonafide Skis won’t let you down, especially when you’re preparing for freeride or carving through snow and crud; in fact, the skis beg for that kind of surface. When speeding, its design will keep your movements stable. And when you turn, Flipcore technology makes transitioning a dream come true.H

Performance9.3
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Value9.1
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9.2
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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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