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Line Skis

Tester's Review

So like some entitled too-cool slacker, the Influence showed up late on Deep Snow day, and tired testers, already 15 Snowbird runs into their biggest category of the week, had to jam it in. Good thing it's such a hard ski to stay mad at. Supple and playful, surefooted but never demanding, it was a re-energizer for exhausted quads. Opinions differed, but its fans were adamant. "It loves everything about skiing."

PRICE (MSRP): $940.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
Year2012/2013
LevelAdvanced, Expert, Hi-Expert
MSRP$940.00
GenderMale
AwardsGold Medal Gear
Bindingflat
Lengths179, 186, 192
Tip/Waist/Tail145-115-131
Rating: Stability at Speed3.35 / 5
Rating: Maneuverability2.57 / 5
Rating: Hard Snow Grip1.73 / 5
Rating: Crud Performance3.18 / 5
Rating: Forgiveness3.32 / 5
Rating: Flotation3.70 / 5
Rating: Overall2.93 / 5

Formerly a jibber-favorite known as the Anthem, the new Travelling Circus is intended to embody the hijinks of Line's viral video series, The Traveling Circus. It is symmetrical in flex and shape so it is intended to be a center-mounted ski for jumps and rails. It's the widest of Line's park-specific skis so it will have a bit more versatility on the entire mountain.

PRICE (MSRP): $560.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
Year2012/2013
LevelBeginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert, Hi-Expert
MSRP$560.00
GenderMale
Bindingflat
Lengths161, 171, 178
Tip/Waist/Tail119-93-119

The Stepup is Line's beefiest park offering. It's designed for larger jumps and halfpipe riding with its firm flex and wide turn radius. It uses a skateboard-like construction for extra pop and it is symmetrical both in flex and shape. Mount this ski center and take it too the park.

PRICE (MSRP): $630.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
Year2012/2013
LevelIntermediate, Advanced, Expert, Hi-Expert
MSRP$630.00
GenderMale
Bindingflat
Lengths166, 171, 176, 181
Tip/Waist/Tail113-86-113

The Afterbang is Line's much-loved jib sk It's built using a skateboard construction�seven layers of maple laminated together for added durability and pop�instead of a traditional core-and-sidewall ski construction. It is built with softened zones in the tip and tail for easier butters and has carbon stringers for added pop. It's intended for advanced park-oriented riders.

PRICE (MSRP): $500.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
Year2012/2013
LevelIntermediate, Advanced, Expert, Hi-Expert
MSRP$500.00
GenderMale
Bindingflat
Lengths155, 166, 172, 177, 184
Tip/Waist/Tail115-88-115

The Chronic is part of Line's all-terrain freestyle series that includes the Blend and Mastermind. It has been redesigned this season to be lighter and to include some rocker for added versatility. This all-mountain twin-tip is intended to excel everywhere from the backside steeps to the terrain park. The Chronic is narrower than the Blend so it will prefer firmer snow conditions. It is intended for intermediate to experts.

PRICE (MSRP): $630.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
Year2012/2013
LevelIntermediate, Advanced, Expert, Hi-Expert
MSRP$630.00
GenderMale
Bindingflat
Lengths164, 171, 178, 185
Tip/Waist/Tail121-92-117

The Mastermind is part of Line's all-terrain freestyle series that includes the Blend and Chronic. It is the entry-level offering in the series. It utilizes a forgiving cap construction and light aspen core. Its full camber will favor hardsnow and park skiing, but with an 85-millimeter waist, it will still work all over the mountain.

PRICE (MSRP): $440.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
Year2012/2013
LevelBeginner, Intermediate, Advanced
MSRP$440.00
GenderMale
Bindingflat
Lengths147, 157, 167, 177
Tip/Waist/Tail115-85-112

"Like a never-ending recess. This ski was nothing but good times," said one Colorado tester of the well-balanced Bacon. Logging one of the highest playfulness scores of the test, it proved to be spinny and poppy in soft snow, yet it could rattle off snappy short-radius carves on hardpack with ease. Looking for an everyday powder ski that could run a NASTAR slalom? Behold your weapon.

PRICE (MSRP): $810.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
Year2012/2013
LevelIntermediate, Advanced, Expert, Hi-Expert
MSRP$810.00
GenderMale
Bindingflat
Lengths172, 178, 184
Tip/Waist/Tail140-108-136

The Blend is part of Line's all-terrain freestyle series. With a mixture of camber and rocker and a 100-millimeter waist, the Blend is intended to excel everywhere from the backside steeps to the terrain park. It has been redesigned to be lighter this season. Its five-dimensional sidecut will allow it to make a variety of turn shapes. This ski is intended for advanced and expert skiers looking for an all-mountain twin-tip.

PRICE (MSRP): $750.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
Year2012/2013
LevelAdvanced, Expert, Hi-Expert
MSRP$750.00
GenderMale
Bindingflat
Lengths164, 171, 178, 185
Tip/Waist/Tail132-100-122

Eric Pollard has been tinkering with the skis, artwork, and style of Line for years. His newest pro-model series is the result of years of experience. Mr. Pollard's Opus is his preferred weapon for everything he does on snow�from steeps to cliffs to crud bumps in the resort. Its rockered tip and tail will help it float, while camber underfoot and tight turn radius will help it maneuver in firmer conditions. It's inspired by the backcountry freestyle movement but intended to perform all over the mountain.

PRICE (MSRP): $880.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
Year2012/2013
LevelIntermediate, Advanced, Expert, Hi-Expert
MSRP$880.00
GenderMale
Bindingflat
Lengths178, 185, 192
Tip/Waist/Tail144-118-141
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