Line Prophet 90 (2012)

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Rating: 3.32 / 5
Price: $670.00
Year: 2012
Level: 2
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 90
Tip/Tail/Waist: 125-90-113
Lengths: 165

Stability at speed: 2.81 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.17 / 5
Crud performance: 3.26 / 5
Flotation: 3.20 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.89 / 5
Overall: 3.32 / 5


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.

Line Prophet Flite

Line Prophet Flite (2011)

Was it just three years ago that Line was the scrappy little independent brand with way more passion than market share? Times have changed, though certainly the marketing muscle of parent company K2 must have helped. The twin-tipped Prophets have been tester favorites all along. The Flite is a lightened version of the 90 (a former category winner), ranking No. 3 for Forgiveness. Some testers wanted more edge-grip, but the price is certainly right, and Line still ranks No. 1 in street cred, whether it’s for you or your teenager. “A solid bump ski, quick in the trees, even moonlights in crud; was a joy,” said Malone.