Blizzard Bonafide

2017

Men's Freeride
Blizzard
Price: £480.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 133-98-118
Turn radius 21m (180cm)
Lengths 166, 173 (2,150g), 180, 187
Construction Sidewall
Carbon and Titanal wood core
Carbon reinforced tip and tail rocker
Strengths Light, easy to use, smooth and grippy on firm snow
Weaknesses Does not deliver the energy and excitement of some of the other skis in this category

They say

The Bonafide is the most versatile ski in Blizzard’s freeride line up. You can spend almost everyday next winter on the Bonafide and you won’t regret it.

We say

The new lighter construction of the Bonafide immediately makes itself felt, this is a ski which is easy to maneuver and make quick changes of direction. Although it’s light and nimble the Bonafide manages to give out firm edge grip and a smooth ride on harder conditions. Although the lighter weight gives some advantages in deeper conditions it feels less energized and planted than last year's model, but is still a strong all round choice.

Tester Comments

Al Morgan
Smooth on firm snow, light enough to flick about in the off piste 
Derek Chandler
Easy to pivot with great grip on the piste, felt sluggish going into the turn