Blizzard Bonafide ski review, 2017/2018 men's All-Mountain Back Category, from our equipment experts at powered by Masterfit.

The Bonafide was already widely praised as among the greatest all-terrain skis of all time before Blizzard juiced it further for 2018. It would have been almost impossible to enhance its off-trail chops, so Blizzard focused on augmenting Bonafide's frontside performance. First, it widened the tip and tail without changing the waist width, giving it a deeper shape. Then Blizzard fiddled with the Bonafide's forebody so the Flipcore rocker could engage the turn earlier. The result is a flawless Power ski, equally at home slicing continuous, twin ruts down the groomed or savagely kicking crud out of the way in the backcountry. Bob Gleason compared the new Bonafide to past versions: “The subtle lengthening of the sidecut in the ski's forebody helps it enter the turn earlier with stronger initiation. Overall, it plays like a well-crafted symphony at various speeds, terrain and snow conditions.”

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