Administrators Horton Posted June 15, 2008 Administrators Share Posted June 15, 2008 First of all this review is mine and mine only. No other skiers contributed to this review. For a definitive review see the 2009 Independent Ski Test that will be published in the Spring of 09. The rumors on the internet all claim that the Prophecy is merely a reworked F1. To me the Prophecy is nothing like the F1 or any other ski I have ever ridden. In my opinion the F1 is a ski that performs fantastically well for some skiers but is not a ski that every skier can easily adapt to. The Prophecy is a ski that most any skier can feel comfortable with within half a ride. With stock settings, the first thing I noticed is that the tip of the ski stays down all the way around the ball. So much so that I adjusted my weight back a little on my opening passes. With lots of ski in the water all the way around the ball the ski naturally wants to carve a smooth arc back toward the wakes. After a few rides I shortened the fin length a little. I thinkÃ‚Â less lengthÃ‚Â improved the ski and made it a little more comfortable in the preturn. I did try taking a lot ofÃ‚Â length out and did not like it at all. Regardless of tip height in the preturn the Prophecy seems to always finish smooth and with ample angle. The finish of the turn is aggressive but not radical. The finish is arcing not sliding or abrupt. In 6 or so rides on the Prophecy I never felt that the ski did not turn when I asked it to. More impressive is the feeling that the ski increases angle all the way to the first wake. The actual wake crossing on the Prophecy is as solid and comfortable as any ski in the 08 line up. TheÃ‚Â best thing about the Prophecy is its stability. Some skis require the skier to be very exact with their body position, the Prophecy is not one of these skis. The ski is so stable that it gives the skier the ability to relax and adjust position and technique with confidence. Ski old school or new school the Prophecy will allow you to ski the way you ski. I can not overstate how comfortable I am on this ski.Ã‚Â Carryout and width are both solid but not as dramatic as with the F1. Until I get close to my limit, width and speed are on par with most of the elite skis. There is no question that this ski will get you wide and early. My only concern with this ski is when I start doing dumb things the ski punishes me with lack of width. I make this one complaint with some hesitation considering that I have only skied with stock or close to stock settings. (Edit:I took out some lenght and depth and ripped on it tonight. Fin settings are critical. Forget comments crossed out above.) There is a very short list of skis that I personally recommend.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â The Prophecy is now on that list.Ã‚Â Now if I could just get some rides on an A1 or the new mystery Andy Mapple O'Brien.Ã‚Â My 68" white Radar will be here mid week. What to do? What to do? Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray California Ski Ranch ☆ Connelly ☆ Denali ☆ Eden Lake ☆ Goode ☆ HO Syndicate ☆MasterCraft ☆ Masterline ☆ Pentalago ☆ Performance Ski and Surf ☆ Reflex ☆ Radar ☆ Rodics OffCourse ☆ S Lines ☆ Stokes About Horton Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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