Like the other award-winning Sick Day skis from Line, the 110 initiates beautifully and responds to a skier’s every whim. Buoyant in soft stuff and with a pocketful of turn shapes and styles, the 110 is great for deep-snow days. What will shock you are its carving chops. It’s a stupid-fun pow ski that doesn’t sacrifice an ounce of hard-snow performance or energy between turns. As one tester succinctly put it, “This ski is amazing.”
Significantly narrower, and with much less tip and tail rocker, the Sick Day 110 offers quickness and edge-hold that the 125 will lack, making it a more versatile choice for the resort skier who hopes but doesn't expect to see powder every day. The moderate waist width and lighter weight also make it a likely candidate for sidecountry freeriding with an AT binding. Line's new Sick Day collection 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.