Line Prophet 90 (2009)

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Line Prophet 90

Rating: / 5
Price: $625.00
Year: 2009
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 125/90/113

Stability at speed: 2.93 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.96 / 5
Crud performance: 3.24 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.78 / 5

Last year it was the Prophet 100 that stunned testers with its category-killing performance. This year its stablemate, the Prophet 90, makes it clear that while Line may indeed be the company that originally brought you silly little mini-skis, it's no joke. The twin-tipped 90 was fun and reassuring on hardpack, but it was capable in the deep stuff, too. It carves, it smears, and despite its youthful demeanor, it never talks back. "As versatile as skis get," said Larsen.

Best For

Multi-condition versatility

Not For

Crushing huge lines at top speeds


2011 Line Prophet 90

Line Prophet 90 (2011)

Line this year introduced the Flite (see No. 10) as a dialed-back, lighter, more forgiving version of the venerable 90. Interestingly, while the 90 is still marketed by Line as the “higher-performing” model, testers found the Flite more to their liking, scoring it slightly higher across the board. Still, hard chargers will love the 90’s hefty, powerful, damp vibe, and the metal-reinforced construction feels especially rugged and durable. Like the Flite, it’s also one of the better values in the test. “Built for the all-mountain ripper: stable, solid and well balanced, though you have to be ready to work a little,” said Scholey.

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Line Prophet 100 (2010)

Category: Men's Powder Wide; Category ranking: No. 8; Average score: 3.21; Balance of skills: 3.2; Best for: Light-touch technique, updating your image; Not for: Technical descents requiring quickness