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Line Skis

Future Spin

Line Skis

2014

price$560

YEAR2013/2014

WAIST WIDTH109mm

TIP/TAIL/WAIST112-86-109

LEVELIntermediate

LENGTHS167, 174, 181

MSRP: $560.00

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With a near symmetrical flex and near-symmetrical sidecut, the 86 mm wide Future Spin, new to the Line collection for 2013-14, is the most park-specific ski in the All-Terrain Freestyle collection. It offers a little more camber underfoot than the Chronic or Blend, good for carving into hits and generating boost. Just a touch of tip and tail rocker is designed to give it easy-to-pivot looseness without overly compromising rebound energy. Line's Freestyle All-Terrain collection includes three lightweight twin-tip models - Blend, Chronic and Future Spin - in waist widths ranging from 100 (Blend) down to 86 mm (Future Spin). They're built for soft-snow, all-mountain versatility, with a "progressive" (forward of traditional) mounting point. Many buyers, Line says, will center-mount them for ideal park performance. All models have camber underfoot for carvability with varying amounts of tip and tail rocker (more in the wider models, very little in the Future Spin) for easy-pivoting looseness. 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. Metal-free Capwall construction combines light forgiving cap construction on top, resting on low sidewalls over the edges for solidity and grip. Line's Symmetric Flex is designed to enhance bi-directional versatility.

Sir Francis Bacon

Line Skis

2014

price$810

YEAR2013/2014

WAIST WIDTH136mm

TIP/TAIL/WAIST140-108-136

LEVELAdvanced

LENGTHS172, 178, 184, 190

MSRP: $810.00

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Line reduced the width of the Sir Francis Bacon from 115 mm to the current 108 mm three years ago to make it a more versatile "quiver-of-one" fattie. The ski has become the brand's top seller. Part of the success probably goes to the star power of Line athlete/artist Eric Pollard, who helped design the ski and created its graphic. It's still a powder ski at heart, though narrower than the Opus and with less tip and tail rocker. Like the Opus, it has moderate tip taper for looseness and maneuverability in powder, but is edgier and more eager to arc than the ultra surfy new Sick Day models. For big guys and hard chargers, a new 190-cm length has been added for 2013-14. Pollard himself mounts the Bacon forward (20 mm behind center) for bi-directional playfulness, but Line recommends a more traditional -60 mm mounting point for more traditional ripping. It's a full-sidewall, glass-reinforced laminate construction, for reassuring edge grip and liveliness without the weight of metal. Line's ThinTip technology keeps the tip profile slender and supple for shock absorption and reduced swing weight. Not only was the ski itself designed by Pollard, it also features his artwork on the topsheet.

Blend

Line Skis

2014

price$750

YEAR2013/2014

WAIST WIDTH122mm

TIP/TAIL/WAIST132-100-122

LEVELIntermediate

LENGTHS164, 171, 178, 185

MSRP: $750.00

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With its 100-mm waist, pronounced tip and tail rocker, camber underfoot and lightweight construction, the Blend is designed for all-mountain freestyle skiing with an emphasis on powder performance. Line's Freestyle All-Terrain collection includes three lightweight twin-tip models - Blend, Chronic and the new Future Spin - in waist widths ranging from 100 (Blend) down to 86 mm (Future Spin). They're built for soft-snow, all-mountain versatility, with a "progressive" (forward of traditional) mounting point. Many buyers, Line says, will center-mount them for ideal park performance. All models have camber underfoot for carvability with varying amounts of tip and tail rocker (more in the wider models, very little in the Future Spin) for easy-pivoting looseness. 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. Metal-free Capwall construction combines light forgiving cap construction on top, resting on low sidewalls over the edges for solidity and grip. Line's Symmetric Flex is designed to enhance bi-directional versatility.

Mr. Pollard's Opus

Line Skis

2014

price$880

YEAR2013/2014

WAIST WIDTH141mm

TIP/TAIL/WAIST144-118-141

LEVELAdvanced

LENGTHS178, 185, 192

MSRP: $880.00

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Line says the Opus, now in its third season, is "gaining Momentum like crazy." Line athlete Eric Pollard (who's lucky to have two legs after his 2012 brush with Soviet-era medicine during a trip to Sochi, Russia) builds the Opus to suit his skiing style. He's a guy who likes to set an edge, so there's less of the loose, smeary tip taper that characterizes Line's new Sick Day series and other newschool powder surfers, and more active edge in the snow. And where the Sick Day cores are built for weight savings, the Opus sports Line's sturdiest, densest Maple Macroblock core, which combines full-length strips of maple surrounded by lighter-weight aspen. It's still a symmetric-flex twin-tip with moderate tip taper, pronounced tip-and-tail rocker a 118-mm waist - plenty buoyant and playful in powder. Pollard himself mounts the Opus forward (20 mm behind center) for bi-directional playfulness, but Line recommends a more traditional -60 mm mounting point for more traditional ripping. It's a full-sidewall, glass-reinforced laminate construction, for reassuring edge grip and liveliness without the weight of metal. Line's ThinTip technology keeps the tip profile slender and supple for shock absorption and reduced swing weight. Not only was the ski itself designed by Pollard, it also features his artwork on the topsheet.

SKI mag's 2013-14 Ski Test at Snowbird: May the Best Skis Win

SKI testers start pounding the snow today as part of the week-long evaluation of next year's skis in the industry's toughest test. And eight inches of fresh doesn't hurt a bit...

Today is the first day of SKI testers cranking out big vert as the industry's most comprehensive week of gear tests starts at Snowbird, Utah. That means hundreds of test cards, lots of sore quads and, well, passionate shop talk deep into the night. And there's even eight inches of fresh at the 'Bird. Here's the final list of skis we’ll test.

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