This Ski Is A Staff Favorite:
By: Matt McDonald
When I first discovered the SFB, I was worried it would be too playful and soft to excel as an all-mountain weapon. I knew it'd be poppy and fun, of course, since it's made by Line--but I feared it might be wimpy. However, after riding the SFB as my daily resort driver out East and in the West for three seasons, I can say I've been pleasantly surprised. It smears, floats, pivots, and pops like you'd expect it to, but it also enjoys directional turns at high speeds. I've laid it on edge down race-course groomers and arced crud-busting GS turns in choppy back bowls, and the ski has proved game--and stable--enough to handle both.
In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
Line is a brand known for fun, playful skis (minus the Supernatural, of course). So for the 2020 Line skis release, they went all-in on a pair of new models that seem to exemplify the trending "lightweight freeride" category: the Vision 98 and Vision 108. They're light enough to be bonafide touring skis, but they profile as worthy freeride options too. With Triple Hybrid construction, they're Line's latest and greatest.
Read our review of the 2020 Line Vision 108
But wait. There's more. Eric Pollard releases a new ski for 2020 as well, to replace the Mordecai and the Magnum Opus: the Outline 117. It's built with convex base technology, which allows Line to lessen the early rise and tip rocker to increase edge grip and control without sacrificing powder ... Continue Reading
Let's be honest: most of us here at Powder7 are in it for the gear. We like gear--buying gear, testing gear, talking about gear--and we won't apologize for that. That's why we're always pumped when chilly November air arrives and it's finally time for our first on-snow ski demo of the season, hosted by Loveland Ski Area.
When it comes to picking our favorite skis at a demo day, however, it's impossible to choose just one. Even narrowing things down to the usual top 10 list feels too constricting for us. So, after testing out the latest gear and falling in love over and over again, we ended up with the following list highlighting a baker's dozen of the best 2018 skis from the Loveland demo.
Justin - Rossignol Sky 7 HD: Though I'm listed on the official Powder7 gameday ... Continue Reading
2019 Line Sir Francis Bacon Description:
The Sir Francis Bacon has been a staple in Line's collection for over 10 years, tried and true this ski will always be a Powder7 favorite. The only change for 2019 was a brand new topsheet designed by Mr. Pollard himself. The Bacon is designed for all-mountain, freestyle, and powder skiing, and you better believe this ski does all three. Go from morning powder, to less crowded back bowls, to hidden pillow drops. Line's Partly Cloudy core is a blend of lightweight paulownia and maple creating a strength to weight ratio that even Arnold Schwarzenegger would be proud of. A symmetrical flex and 5CUT shape help the ski make a variety of turn shapes and gives it an intuitive feel so you can ride both regular and switch while the ski effortless adapts to the terrain. For western conditions the 104mm waist will get you through just about every day, and if you find yourself on the east coast, this ski would be killer on a powder day. Either way, you'll be pumped and your friends will be jealous.
2019 Line Sir Francis Bacon Specs:
Skis In The Line eric pollard Series:
Mordecai (114mm) In Stock
Sir Francis Bacon (104mm) In Stock