Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon (2014)
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.
|Level||Advanced, Expert, Hi-Expert|
|Lengths||172, 178, 184, 190|