Yeah, when I demo'd the first gen Prophet I really loved how you didn't need to ratchet down the buckles to get the boot to perform. It was really responsive. Couldn't judge about the heel pocket as I only skied them for a few runs.
I was a little annoyed they announced the newer version right after I sprung for Shivers. Oh well. The Shivers ski well enough for me so I'm not going to bother to replace them.
the way the buckle teeth capture the buckle. I liked the old hook at the end of the buckle on my energys. This one is more fumbley.
Not sure if it helps, but the rep gave me a tip: when buckling up the boot, always do the cuff strap first followed by the buckles. Was alot easier after that. _________________ Drive the cuff
Joined: 02 Mar 2007 Posts: 1922 Location: Nova Scotia
Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:30 pm Post subject:
OK - I have got 3 solid days on the new Prophet now, on lots of different terrain. Groomers, high speed carving, moguls, moguls with stumps and rocks , etc.
The stiffer bellows are really noticeable. In situations that would have rocked you forward especially on a stiffer bigger ski are no longer a problem. You lose a bit of engagement sensitivity but I think the bellows are better balanced with the potential of the boot.
Joined: 12 Jun 2006 Posts: 2974 Location: the cascade foothills
Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:48 am Post subject:
I wanted to add that I have the original stiff orange evo NTN boots also. I am a big guy so the evo's stiff bellows don't take away from that boot's sensitivity. The evo boot delivers great power to the ski, and the evo's definately a "resort boot only" unlike the prophet, which is a way more versitile boot.
Lately, I have come to like the prophet so much that it's a toss up which boot I will chose for a resort day. That's a lot to say for boot as versitile as the prophet, to compete for resort use with a dedicated resort boot.
*I figured out the buckle catch too.... very nice design _________________ the fall line is your friend.... resistance is futile
Joined: 08 Dec 2004 Posts: 918 Location: Mostly Sweden, or wherever the snow is deep.
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:32 pm Post subject:
Ordered new Prophets today. Talked to Telemark-Pyrenees who talked to Garmont. The heelblock is gray in all the 2010/11 stock at Garmont France, so not a reliable dating source... _________________ www.skilogik.com
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