Firefly Prospect Skis

SKU: 31714

9 Review(s) | Add Your Review | 13 Questions | International Availability
The Firefly Prospect shares the same design as the Elan Slingshot which is the classic price-point Terrain Park ski. It will spring, pop, butter and slide anything in its path while making great turns on the way there. The tip and tail rocker profile makes for a smooth ride while more traditional camber skis feel more "hooky", it will be tough to catch an edge with the Prospect. If you are simply on the hunt for a lightweight all mountain ski, this ski will hold up under most conditions very well also.

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$129.00


Retail: $400.00 Save 68%


Price as configured: $129.00-2

Ski Sizing
       
Height (in) Beginner (cm) Intermediate (cm) Advanced (cm)
3'-3'1" 65-74 - -
3'2"-3'3" 75-79 - -
3'4"-3'6" 80-84 - -
3'7"-3'8" 85-94 - -
3'9"-3'10" 95-104 105-109 -
3'11"-4' 105-109 110-114 115-119
4'1"-4'2" 110-114 115-119 120-124
4'3"-4'4" 115-119 120-124 125-129
4'5"-4'6" 120-124 125-129 130-134
4'7"-4'8" 125-129 130-134 135-139
4'9"-4'11" 130-134 135-139 140-144
5'-5'1" 135-139 140-144 145-149
5'2"-5'3" 140-144 145-149 150-159
5'4"-5'5" 145-149 150-154 155-165
5'6"-5'7" 150-154 155-159 160-169
5'8"-5'9" 155-159 160-164 165-175
5'10"-6' 160-164 165-169 170-185
6'1"-6'2" 165-169 170-174 180-195
6'3"-6'4" 170-174 175-185 190-200
6'6" + 180 + 185 + 200 +

This chart provides a range of sizes suffice for skiers based on their height and ability level. Remember, there are lots of different styles of skis these days, so even though the ski fits into your size range, it may not be the ski for you. Use our Ski Selector if you have any doubts or questions, for a more catered list of skis that will make you the best skier on the mountain.

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Free Binding Mounting: We will mount you ski bindings for free whenever you order skis and bindings. If you order boots, too, we can adjust them so they are ready to hit the slopes right out of the box! Just be sure to fill out the mounting form that comes up after checkout.

Ideal Target Skier: All Mountain Park Rider: Skiers that go anywhere on the mountain, and still make trips through the terrain park enough to require twin tips, describe these skiers. They are not afraid to skip park sessions to ski deep powder, but are torn sometimes for their love of hitting rails and jumps in the park.

Skier Ability: Intermediate to Advanced: Sometimes these skiers are intermediate, and on a good day, they are advanced, but hard to commit to one level. They can ski most places on the mountain, sometimes with a little difficulty, but always making it down without crying and calling ski patrol.

Speed: Very Fast: Skiing at this speed means keeping up with the best skiers on the mountain, while still maintaining control.

Wood Core: The standard core which has throughout time provided the best performance and durability. Each model may have it's own density level to help define flex and maximum speed but every wood core ski will be solid.

Cap Construction: The topsheet of this ski drapes over the edge to form a clean and rounded finish to the side of the ski. This style of construction adds some torsional rigidity, and helps reduce topsheet chipping when the skis hit each other.

Sintered Base: The material used for the base is harder, and therefore more durable than other options (Extruded). This material should be waxed regularly for best performance.

Textured Surface: Ideal for repelling wear and tear on the skis surface. Textured ski surfaces (aka snakeskin topsheet) are rough surfaces to the ski that hide or repel scratches keep your skis look new long after they are not. Originally designed for rental skis for obvious reasons, this surface is now available on a wide variety of retail skis as well since everyone likes their skis to look nice.

Tip Rocker: This refers to the early rising of the tip to get the ski on top of the soft snow, rather than pushing through it. When the skis are held with the bases together, it will look like the tips are bent, and spread away from eachother. Tip rocker also helps skiers pivot the skis, making tight trees remarkably easy, and gives the ski a surf-like feel.

Tail Rocker: Just like Tip rocker, but in the tail, this feature allows the tails of the skis to release easier from the turn to give the skier the ability to turn the skis quicker in tight spots. It also allows skiers to dump speed by forcing the tails out and sliding sideways. The effective edge is reduced because of the tail rocker, so the skis will also be easier to control when forced to ski on the groomed slopes.

We Have Recommended Some Bindings For You: You will notice there is a dropdown menu that says "Ski Bindings" above. These are simply a list of curated bindings we recommend will work best for this particular ski but other bindings will work as well. There are a few factors i.e. brake width, DIN range, ability level that determine an appropriate binding choice, so let us know if you need assistance.

3 Choice Mount Position : The three choices are as follows. Park Mount is where the bindings are closer to dead center on the ski and is best for freeride skiers who want to ski switch a lot of the time. Manufacturer's mount is where the makers of the ski recommend you mount the bindings (usually between park and powder mount). Finally Powder mount is the furthest back on the ski which allows for more tip length and float in powder. If you wish to get more technical on where we mount your skis, please contact customer service.

What is Firefly?: Firefly is a European ski brand that has their skis manufactured in the Elan Skis Factory in Slovenia. This factory churns out some of the most well built and durable skis available in the world today. Firefly's mission is to bring quality and "cool" to the masses at a low price, which they did quite well actually. With FIREFLY, you are ready to find your own playground. Anything to be authentic; anything to be yourself! We all are FIREFLY.

Additional Info

Ability Level Intermediate/Advanced, Advanced, Expert
Gender Men's
Terrain Type All Mountain, Park
Model Year 2014
Waist Width Range 80-89mm
Includes Ski Bindings No
Twin Tip Yes
International Availability-Prices USD United States, Canada, Australia/New Zealand/Chile/Argentina, UK, Ireland, Japan
Core Wood
Construction Cap
Base Sintered
SKU 31714
Country of Manufacturer Slovenia
Warranty Manufacturers one year standard warranty

Product Questions


Product Questions

The options show the Head SX 10 bindings as an option, but the bindings only have a 78mm brake while the skis are 85mm wide, how does that work?
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I see that the head sx10 78mm binding is shown as a recommended binding for the firefly prospect ski, which is, I believe, 83mm under foot how is that gonna work??
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My daughter is 158cm has been riding a stiff 151 race skis. She is an aggressive skier nd will ski all mountain. Wants something that will carve but be more forgiving/fun than her race skis. Will these work
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i am 5 foot 9 inches my mom is 5 foot 5 inches and my dad is 6 foot 3 inches. how much do you think i am going to grow within the next 2 years?
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How do these skis work in powder and on groomed runs?
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I have Salomon Quest Pro Pebax Ski Boots, would they work with these skis and the Head GTO bindings.
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I am 65cm tall. Is this ski the right size for me.
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Trying to understand difference between the Prospect and the Stalker. Both labeled as Intermediate to Advanced...slightly different geometries, but not sure how that causes them to act differently. Need an all-mountain ski more than a park ski
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Will the Tyrolia Peak 7.5 fit a ski boot of 309 mm? The ski boot iOS a Head 8.5 ski boot with mondo size 26.5.
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hi i have a question. I want to ski all mountain and i bought the sir francis bacon shorty skis in a 165 and they are at my eyebrows. i feel like they might be a little big and was thinking that i should get the 155 at my chin but im concerned that if i grow i wont be able to use those skis anymore
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I love the price and the reviews and the tip and tail rocker design. Unfortunately, at home I run into a lot of ice. Just how bad are these going to be on ice?
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How well do these skis hold up on huge rails and jumps?
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Hey I was wondering about the size. I like my skies small, but the chart says different, do you think that is a problem and are these skis good for rails and boxes and do they have a lot of flex also
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Reviews

Great but maybe a little longReview by Cindy
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Daughter had a little trouble getting used to the length of the skis. They are longer than mine but now she's got the hang of it and is very pleased with them. (Posted on 1/7/2016)
Great ValueReview by Addi
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When they arrived, they were even cooler than what they looked like on the website. They fitted well with the brakes I bought also. They are easy to turn, do jumps and grind on. They are a brilliant all round ski and I would recommend them to anybody who just wants to have fun on the mountain. They were also soooooooo cheap. After looking online for months, these came out the cheapest skis by a mile. I would easily buy another pair if these ones broke (which I don't think they will). (Posted on 8/21/2015)
Awesome SkiReview by B.C
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I have held off writing this review until I got some days on these new planks. First off, the type of skier I am. I have skied for 25yrs in NZ as well as trips to the US. Steep and deep and dicking around in the park is for me. So the ski..... these Prospects have surprised me! Now with kids etc, I have limited funds, so these were a cheap option, BUT they rock. Super light, turn hard and fast, love the crud and pop when you want them to pop. I have ridden $1000+(NZD) pairs of skis over the years and these AMAZINGLY stack up right next to them as a great ski. (Posted on 8/10/2015)
All Around GoodReview by DaSeif
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Bought these skis at the beginning of the season and could not be happier. Lightweight ski that works on the whole mountain (east coast haven't been out west with them yet). They handle the bumps and jumps very well. I haven't gone too hard in the park with them but the time I did spend there nothing went to wrong. I was worried because when I went to get them waxed for the first time the guy in the ski shop said he had a guy come in with the same skis and he broke one of them on his first jump. I was cautious at first but you'd have to go pretty hard to break these suckers. all in all I love them! (Posted on 2/23/2015)
Firefly prospectsReview by Braatski
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Have now used these skis 3 times, at first I thought they were too light but then I realized that they were the perfect weight after a couple turns! The turns are great and they feel like you are always in control. The edges come a little sharp so if you are planning to hit rails I advise you detune them. I have landed 1260 very easily because of the great neutral balance, they are a great all around ski for the park and the rest of the mountain. They also have little amounts of Knicks and scratches after park abuse... (Posted on 2/18/2015)
PriceReview by JH
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Great ski for the money! (Posted on 1/29/2015)
Nothing Compares at This Price Review by englishmaninoh
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At $129, it's hard to find a brand new twintip ski that performs as well as these. I took them out last night and skied varying conditions from soft snow to hard groomers, icy patches, moguls and a run through the park. The skis are very lightweight, their strongest aspect has to be their performance in soft snow. They float nicely and turn very precisely. On harder snow they were good, very fast compared to some heavier skis though! On ice they were almost unusable, but then again, a lot of skis are. I have reservations about these as a park ski. To be fair, I'm not an outstanding park rider, but after a few boxes and jumps, they had a few scuffs and scrapes that were worse than I expected, and they felt very flimsy when hitting something hard like a box or rail. To someone looking for a cheap, light all mountain twintip, go ahead! They're a bargain. For someone looking to spend their time in the park, either be very careful with these skis.. Or look elsewhere. (Posted on 1/25/2015)
Excellent Customer ServiceReview by Happy Teen
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My son saved his birthday and Christmas cash to purchase his first new pair of skis! They were as expected and he loves them. They shipped quickly and when I had a question, the folks at Levelnine were very helpful. (Posted on 1/22/2015)
Fun Times at 68Review by wiwaxy40
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Without a doubt the most fun ski I have ever owned.Sure,they chatter on hard, artificial snow groomers but have never washed out except on solid ice patches. They floated nicely in a foot of new powder and are downright playful in the bumps. These skis will never see the park...I'm way to old for that...I think. (Posted on 1/8/2015)

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