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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."
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.
The Afterbang is Line's much-loved jib sk It's built using a skateboard constructionï¿½seven layers of maple laminated together for added durability and popï¿½instead 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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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 snowï¿½from 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.