Alex Grosswrote a review of Line Prophet 98 Ski on August 14, 2012
I picked up a pair of 172s to use as my "family" ski for 2011-12, and after a few days, I couldn't put them away. Here's the basics: I'm 5 foot 8 and about 175 lbs; I'm an advanced/expert skier in all conditions; wasatch back local who skis PC, DV, Alta, Snowbird.
Over the past few years, I kept getting wider skis with more rocker. But this past year, I decided to make a move to something a little bit more traditional for resort days with my family. I kicked on the prophet 98s and they quickly became one of my favorite skis of all time. They are quick and easy on the groomers, can handle the occasional ice that we get (even) in utah, and do really well in most deep powder conditions. For the most part, I just clicked in and didn't think about them much. I just charged around and had fun. The only beef that I had is that on steeper and deeper days, they couldn't quite float as much as I like. Maybe it wouldn't be the case if I went with the 179s instead of the 172s.