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Line Skis

Sick Day 125

Line Skis

2014

Gold Medal Gear

rating3.03

price$940

Ratings
Stability At Speed: 
3.24 / 5
Hard Snow Performance: 
1.83 / 5
Crud Performance: 
3.26 / 5
Forgiveness: 
3.51 / 5
Overall: 
3.03 / 5
Flotation: 
4.00 / 5

YEAR2013/2014

WAIST WIDTH137mm

TIP/TAIL/WAIST150-125-137

LEVELAdvanced

LENGTHS186, 193

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In a category that split fairly neatly into two groups - edgy chargers and smeary surfers - the Sick Day emphatically belonged to the latter. With ample width and heavy rocker, it not surprisingly ranked high in Flotation (No. 3). And while quick turns and hard-snow performance will never be its forte, new-school powder slashers will love the easy-pivoting, spray-throwing looseness in powder. Plus, we hear cranky retailers hate the trippy tree-fort graphics - reason enough to buy it. Larsen: "Handled all but the fastest speeds; had a fun, playful feel."

With its 125-mm waist width, the Sick Day 125 is the widest ski in Line's new Sick Day collection, which aims for ease of use and accessibility across ability levels in deep, deeper and deepest powder. There are three models, ranging in width from a powder-specific 125 mm down to a more versatile 95 mm, with pronounced rocker for maximum flotation on the 125 and progressively less on narrower models for more responsive mixed-snow performance. With slight twin-tips and directional sidecut taper and waisting, they're meant to go forward down the mountain. (Switch riders and powder jibbers might be better served by a true-twin Opus or Sir Francis Bacon.) Aggressive tip taper also gives the Sick Days a looser feel in the snow than the similarly wide Opus or Bacon, with less active edge in the snow and enhanced maneuverability and newschool smeariness. Line builds the Sick Days for light, lively performance. There's no metal, and Line's ThinTip technology keeps the tip profile slender and supple for shock absorption and reduced swing weight. Meanwhile, Line's new, lighter Maplelite Macro Block core blends dense maple underfoot for power and durability with lightweight aspen tip and tail for further reduction of swing-weight. Metal-free Capwall construction combines light forgiving cap construction on top, resting on low sidewalls over the edges for solidity and grip. The colorful and highly imaginative graphics are the work of Toronto based artist Derek Muscat.

Celebrity

Line Skis

2014

price$440

YEAR2013/2014

WAIST WIDTH112mm

TIP/TAIL/WAIST115-85-112

LEVELBeginner

LENGTHS147, 157, 167

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The Celebrity is the lightest, softest and least expensive adult ski Line makes. (The 157-cm length is half the weight of the fattest men's ski.) The target skier is a novice or intermediate woman who sticks mainly to the groomed and wants an inexpensive ski. Many shops will sell it for about $350 (without binding). The 85-mm-waisted Celebrity is traditionally cambered, with no rocker, and its sidecut is traditionally directional (not optimized for backward skiing). It's built on Line's lightest wood core (all aspen), with a soft, forgiving, economical fiberglass cap construction. The soft flex, together with deep sidecut, are designed to help novices bend the ski and arc carved turns on soft snow at cautious speeds.

Tease

Line Skis

2014

rating1.56

price$560

Ratings
Stability At Speed: 
1.15 / 5
Hard Snow Performance: 
1.13 / 5
Crud Performance: 
1.15 / 5
Forgiveness: 
2.05 / 5
Overall: 
1.56 / 5
Flotation: 
1.68 / 5

YEAR2013/2014

WAIST WIDTH109mm

TIP/TAIL/WAIST112-86-109

LEVELIntermediate

LENGTHS157, 167

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The new Tease is billed as an "all-terrain" twin-tip with a versatile 86-mm waist that handles hard or soft snow equally well. But with its symmetrical flex and near-symmetrical sidecut, which enhances switch-riding performance, it clearly will do double-duty as a park ski or all-mountain freestyler. A subtle hint of tip and tail rocker will keep it loose on the snow and easy to pivot, but as with all Line skis, there's camber underfoot for carving and rebound. It's a lightweight, metal-free Capwall construction, blending low sidewalls, for solid edge feel with a cap structure on top, for forgiving flex and performance. Line's new, lighter Maplelite Macro Block core blends dense maple underfoot for power and durability with lightweight aspen tip and tail for reduced swing-weight. ThinTip tips are extra thin and flexible for supple shock absorption and further weight savings.

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