Line Prophet 100 (2008)
A little respect, please? True, Line got its start as a manufacturer of skiboards for park-and-pipe punks before broadening its offering to include full-size skis (exclusively twintips, still jib-specific). But the amazing Prophet signals its arrival as a leader in fat-ski performance. Surprising? Yes and no. Remember, Line's a new subsidiary of K2 Corp., presumably with access to all of K2 Skis' design and manufacturing prowess. The Prophet didn't just sneak into the medals; it stomped the landing with category-leading scores in four criteria: Quickness/Bumps, Rebound, Forgiveness and Balance of Skills. Sabanosh calls it "fun, spunky, maneuverable."
Deep powder, soft bumps, impressing the kids.
|Lengths||172, 179, 186|
|Rating: Powder Performance||3.70 / 5|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||3.57 / 5|
|Rating: Long Turns||3.96 / 5|
|Rating: Medium Turns||3.80 / 5|
|Rating: Short Turns||3.63 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||3.72 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||3.21 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||3.65 / 5|
|Rating: Corduroy Performance||3.83 / 5|
|Rating: Moguls Performance||3.63 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||3.59 / 5|
|Rating: Quickness/Bumps||3.68 / 5|