2016/2017 Blizzard Bonafide ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its men’s All-Mountain Back Category and awarded it an Editors’ Choice honor.

The Bonafide may be named after a bull from the professional rodeo circuit, but the name also means genuine or real, prompting several testers to call it a bonafide carver. “Grip and rip,” says Loomans. “This ski’s solid edge has a strong race feel.” Indeed, the 98-mm-waisted ski received its highest marks for carving but was less favored by testers for flotation. Blizzard’s Carbon Flipcore technology integrates carbon fiber into the rockered tip and tail to reduce vibration and swing weight. Ski construction includes sandwich sidewalls, a wood core made from a blend of poplar and beech, plus double layers of titanium. “The ski plows through powder rather than floats on top, but expect this hard-charger to rip fast and furiously,” says Jakob.

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