PROPHET 98 SKIS
PROPHET 98 DETAILS
CARVE IT. FLOAT IT. CONQUER IT ALL!
Your concerns for going wider than 90mm will be forgotten after your first turn on the Prophet 98. The subtle Early Rise™ provides extra float in the powder & effortless turn initiation on the hard pack while this all mountain ski with metal and Capwall construction guarantees solid high speed stability and lively responsive edge control normally only found on carving specific skis. You’ll never go back!
- Capwall™ Construction
- Early Rise™ Tip 20cm x 4mm
- Metal Matrix™
- Maple Macroblock™ Core
- 5-Cut™ Geometry
- Directional Flex
- Sintered Fatty Base & Edge
SPECS.compare ski specs
- Waist width mm: 98mm
- Length cm: 165, 172, 179, 186
- Shape mm: 132-98-123
- Sidecut m: 17.2 (179cm)
- Stance mm: -77 (179cm)
- Weight: 2,163 grams
- Profile mm: 2-5-0
(Tip Early Rise-Camber-Tail Early Rise)
PROPHET 98 ART
Artist - Nathan Canupp
Our in-house Mac jockey, Nathan Canupp was the first to do double-mouse.
REVIEWS OF THE PROPHET 98
Reviewed by 5 customers
Displaying reviews 1-5
- Everything You Can Throw
I have been skiing almost 45 years and bought a pair of Prophet 98s and can honestly say they are the single best all-around skis I have ever owned. I ski primarily in Atlantic Canada and they've seen everything from park to air to pow to bullet-proof and I have not once thought they needed anything but what they were already delivering. I'm looking forward to picking up a second pair for my teles.
- Was this a gift?:
My local shop didn't have these skis to demo at the time, so I purchased them based largely on reviews that I read online. Let me tell you, I don't regret my decision for one second :) These skis are light, very quick to turn (due to early rise) and just a pure pleasure to ride on. I'm not much of a carve skier, mostly because it's not my style of skiing and I'd prefer powder and bumps, but I was very surprised when I leaned these wider skis over on edge...they can actually carve up a run and feel very solid doing it !!
I'm going to steal a quote that I read from another review elsewhere online," If you're thinking about purchasing these skis, go for it because you won't regret it!" :)
Took them out to the Rockies a few times this season. Some pow, some crud, some grooms, this ski does them all with ease. Enough flotation in the deep stuff and plenty of edge when you need it elsewhere. No chatter and they turn easy. Easily my favorite ski. Noticed a tiny bit of topsheet chipping away but otherwise these suckers are perfect.
- Early Rise Tip
- One Ski Quiver
- Blasting Crud
- Crushing Cascade Concrete
- Playin in the Trees
- Ripping Corduroy
This is the widest ski I own (underfoot), my previous "daily drivers" being 86s. What a great upgrade! I was looking for a one ski quiver but wasn't sure if I wanted to get anything wider than 100. I wasn't sold on a full rocker ski since I enjoy bombing groomers and throwing Super-G turns.
I'm extremely pleased with the performance of my Prophet 98s and look forward to skiing on them for many years to come. On piste they destroy corduroy and smash through soft moguls and chunky Cascade concrete. I can throw them on edge at any speed and know they'll respond with power and agility. Carving on these skis is effortless and oh so much fun.
Off piste is where I've noticed how much of a difference these skis really make. I've taken them out on a couple of powder days and been blown away by the float they give me – I'm about 215 geared up and ski the 186. The Prophet 98 really shined last week in Heather and Clark Canyon on Mount Hood. These skis seem at home on steep, wide-open faces with fresh snow. In the trees they're agile despite their length and the early rise tip really seems to help maneuverability.
My only complaint is that I've noticed they chatter a bit more than I would like on very hard packed, wind-blown surfaces. Most skis do this, of course, but the Prophets feel like they're almost brittle by comparison. I'm not sure if this is due to the lightweight nature of this ski (which is appreciated btw). Certainly not a fatal flaw and I'm extraordinarily happy with them.
These are such a great all round ski, I was lucky enough to get a pair in time for a trip up to Japan in Jan/Feb 2011. Pulled them out of the ski bag for the first day on Happo One and up we went for the first ski of the trip. The snow was nice and dry on piste and there was about 30cm from the day before off piste.
You know when you get half way through your second turn on a new pair of skis and you start to smile?
So I did a few medium radius turns at medium speed and they felt very nice, then some short turns, no worries, really quick edge to edge for 98 under foot. Next, laid them over and they carved beautifully, very stable. Then popped off the side and into the fresh and they had plenty of floatation, further down the hill there were a few bumps and they were nice and quick through there as well. By the time I got to the bottom of the first run I couldn't believe how good these skis were.
After Hakuba we went up to Niseko and had some unbelievably deep snow day after day and one of the best ski days I've ever had and these skis were great in all conditions.
I've been a patroller for over twenty years and have skied many different skis and these are easily one of the best skis I've ever skied on, really versatile on piste for a ski that is so good in powder, these skis are fun, a real pleasure to be on all day long.
I got a pair of the Prophet 90's as a day to day work ski and they are very nice as well.
Really happy with Line Skis
PROPHET 98 TECHNOLOGY
Cap on the top for light & responsive performance, combined with sidewall over the edges for a smooth solid feel.
MAPLE MACROBLOCK™ CORE
2 full length Maple stringers surrounded by Aspen for the best of both worlds
The rise in the tip starts earlier for effortlessly staying on top of the snow without needing to sit back.
5 different sizes of sidecut radius shapes are blended into one, for intuitive control & unlimited turn shapes.
The softer tip floats & initiates turns easily while the stiffer tail provides reliable powerful turn exits, & stability.
Die cut titanal, or composite laminate provides more power & grip where you need it under foot & at the tips, while reducing weight where you don’t.
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