Jeff Curry lays it down on the all new Sick Day 88
You Never Saw This…
We’ve never been a brand that accepts the status quo. It’s in our DNA. Always pressing forward, pursuing the illusive, and creating. And this year is no different. We took the LINE Sick Day Series, one of the more decorated lineups in skiing, and thought: how can we make this more fun?
So we went back to the drawing board, and retooled one of our favorite lines of skis. We realized we needed to make them arc better, make them surfier — all in all, we needed to make them…ahem, more funner.
The 2017-2018 Sick Day Series
Let’s start with the specs: this upcoming year, the skis ring in at four different waist widths: 114, 104, 94, and 88. Each Ski features Magic Finger Filaments — carbon stringers running the length of the skis — that add snap and pop to an already stable chassis. Whether you’re rallying hardpack, or pilfering pillows in hero snow, there is a Sick Day for you.
Leo T. Airs Out a Washington Classic. Photo: Mark Erickson
The 114, equipped with our featherweight Partly Cloudy Core, is meant for those days. You know — those days. The days you dream about. The days where the refills are free, and you froth and chomp at the bit. The days where you time gate drops perfectly, and the whiteroom is perpetual. Yeah, those days.
Dylan Siggers Kicks Up Dust on the Sick Day 104. Photo: Nick Nault
Stepping down a bit, we are rolling out the Sick Day 104. This all-mountain, soft snow beast features a more gradual rocker line and a tail that will break loose with ease. But don’t think of this as a slouch on hardpack, either. This everyday quiver of one offers the snappy, good times vibe that won’t overbear or clap out after half a season.
The Sick Day 94 is the nimble, crud-busting every day ski that won’t blow it when an unexpected arctic pulse blankets the hills with a fresh coat. With a quick turn radius and ample camber, you’ll be able to arc and let ‘er buck in all conditions.
Jeff Curry Arcing ‘Em Photo: Dan Brown
We round out the Sick Day family with the Sick Day 88. From east coast gladed cuts to high speed groomers, the 88 will be your everyday weapon of choice. Cut the tails, surf the earth, and rail turns on hardpack; whatever your day may have in store, the Sick Day 88 abides.
Curry Contemplates Yet Another Sick Day. Photo: Dan Brown
Whatever your pleasure, there’s a Sick Day with your name on it. Come fall, which one will you choose?
XGames Real Ski 2017 Is Live!
Forgoing the typical run-based contest, the folks over at ESPN debuted X Games Real Ski last season. The concept was simple: one skier, one filmer, and two months to create a 90 second segment. Whoever produces the best segment wins. Last year, our favorite van-dwelling transient, Will Wesson took home the top spot in 2016, while Tom Wallisch rallied the masses to win the popular vote.
This year, two more LINE skiers were tapped to take a shot at producing the segment of a lifetime: #railgod420 Khai Krepela and burgeoning stunt double LJ Strenio. Four skiers, four different styles and perspectives.
Reigning champ Will Wesson returns to defend his title against some of skiing’s heaviest hitters. Piecing together techy and creative spots with a few massive handrails – and the typical composure we’ve come to expect – Will created a part that oozed style with nuanced technicality.
Tom has never been one to shy away from the larger spots, and this year is no different. Twisting the winch throttle all the way open, Tom drops hammer after hammer with proper style and ease. His segment is marked by heavy spots, banger tricks, and a level of production that only Good Company could produce.
Urban flip ups. Massive handrails. High consequence lines. LJ, in his first XGames Real Ski appearance, redefines what is possible in the streets. With a stunt-oriented mindset, LJ flips, spins, and puts in all on the line in his segment, often times leaving you wondering what on earth you just watched.
Khai is a bit of a darkhorse in this competition, but his segment leaves no doubt: he deserves a seat at the table. With inverted wallrides, high consequence features, and arguably the most articulated ankles in the game, the Park City native makes a statement in classic form.
Which one segment is your favorite? Head over to xgames.com/realski to log your vote!
Everyone’s favorite Canadian, Rob Heule dropped off the radar for the month of January. We couldn’t track him down, and his social channels were suspiciously quiet. However, Rob hadn’t exactly checked out; he was just doing typical Canadian things with his trusty SLR and a few rolls of film.
Between long tours in the mountains, soulful river surfing sessions, and the occasional laid-out backie, Rob Heule’s latest project, Rob’s Rolls, offers an experiential multi-media glimpse into life north of the border. Each image in the immersive slideshow — shot entirely on 35 mm film — is accompanied by audio recorded at the time of exposure.
Look for new episodes of Rob’s Rolls throughout the season!
“Tasty little inbounds XXX treat”
Jackson Hole Snow Day w/ Daniel Tisi
With an unexpected — and practically unprecedented — school closure in Teton County, Jackson Hole young gun Daniel Tisi strapped up and ticked off some Village classics on his trusty LINE Mordecais.
Tom Wallisch featured on “The Powell Movement” Podcast
LINE Athlete & Urban Skier extraordinaire Tom Wallisch talks with Mike Powell in his podcast, “The Powell Movement.”
Listen up below:
Tom Wallisch is one of the best skiers of his time and is still as humble as they come. From the streets, to the internet, to the X-Games and the big screen, Tom is known for being technical as much as he is known for style. Pretty impressive for a kid who grew up skiing in MD and PA.
1:00: Breaking his neck mountain biking
3:06: East Coast Skiing and being a grom
9:07: High North Camp
10:30: Move to Utah for college
17:04: Rail skiing
22:40: Sketchy urban situations
34:45: Contests and the future of Tom’s skiing
36:50: Setting trends
39:00: The world record rail
43:30: What others think of Tom Wallisch
Get to know his pro model ski, The Tom Wallisch Pro
SNEEK PEAK – Tom on the 2017/18 Tom Wallisch Pro
LINE SKIS AND NAPSTER AIM TO KEEP MOUNTAIN VIBES HIGH WITH NEW PARTNERSHIP
SEATTLE (January 25, 2017) – Followers of the LINE Traveling Circus series know better than most that a solid soundtrack is just as important as the skiing it’s backing up. Thanks to a new partnership with Napster, now a legit, global music streaming service, LINE aims to make it even easier for fans to find and access the music that’s streamed daily by their favorite brand and pro skiers alike.
Found on both LINEskis.com and Napster’s desktop and mobile apps, fans can enjoy content from a selection of LINE featured skiers. Each athlete will obsessively curate their current favorite tracks into a Napster playlist and publish the selection alongside a bio, photos and their favorite LINE products.
Beginning today, the partnership kicks off with established artist and skier, Eric Pollard, known by many as a key component of LINE’s look and feel. With additional experience in film production and editing, Eric knows a thing or two about selecting cuts for the perfect soundtrack.
In addition to featured playlists, LINE and Napster will host a monthly photo contest through social media that will extend into the summer. Fans will have a chance to submit entries to win select soft goods and ultimately have a chance at a pair of custom-designed skis with graphics by skier and local artist, Charlie Cultrara. Follow @LINEskis and @napster on Instagram and Facebook for rules on entering.
LINE followers can enjoy a free trial of Napster for 30 days, featuring unlimited streaming of millions of songs, radio stations and curated playlists, then $9.99/month after. For more information, please visit LINEskis.com/napster.
About Napster: Napster is one of the world’s leading premium subscription streaming music services. Available in 34 countries, Napster gives members unlimited ad-free access to the music they love anywhere, anytime and on any device – online or off. Whether on the slopes, at home, at work, or in the car, Napster subscribers can download playlists and tracks from a catalog of 40 million songs, and tap into the power of our global Listener Network, to connect with like-minded music fans and discover new music they love every day. Napster is headquartered in Seattle, with offices across the U.S. Latin America and Europe, and its respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Rhapsody International Inc. Follow @Napster on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and learn more at www.napster.com.
Napster PR Contact: Sarah Tobis – firstname.lastname@example.org
LINE PR Contact: Jake Hanson – email@example.com
WILL WESSON’S 2016 WINNING ENTRY
Real Skiing in Real Streets! X Games is fast approaching and with it a crowd favorite – X Games Real Street video contest! While we’re always psyched to watch awesome edits, we’re particulary stoked for the 2017 contest as LINE athletes have stacked the competition!
Returning to the competition again this year are Will Wesson and Tom Wallisch, who claimed the X Games Gold Medal and People’s choice respectively. Joining them are fellow LINE athletes Khai Krepela and LJ Strenio!
Be sure to stay tuned for more info on when & where the edits will be dropping online!
Tom Wallisch’s 2016 Entry
Check the Insta-Gallery for Behind-The-Scenes action!
Can’t find the words to describe how happy I am to be done filming this @xgames #realski part 😂 But no joke I’ve never worked so hard at anything in my life. Hope you like what we put together. Look for it on the ESPN site and in @level1 movie with lots more next fall @theskimonster @sagaouterwear @lineskis 📽 @jakestrassman with @upstate_doan #windknockedout
A video posted by LJ Strenio (@ljstrenio) on
Lowest of lows as we ran out of light last night before getting the shot. So grateful for the whole crew to rally again today for round two logging one of my all time favorite shots. Thanks for all the hard work @erikseophoto @jermpaquette 📷@hennievj and @joshwaldaddy! @sagaouterwear @theskimonster @lineskis
Happy to come out of @xgames #realski generally healthy and in one piece again. Thank you @jonnydurst for the hard work and everyone who helped us especially #1 street support wizard @kevinsalonius(photo)! Congrats to all involved on some crazy videos(coming in Feb). Looking forward to my first chairlift ride of 2017…
TOO MANY QUESTIONS W/ DYLAN SIGGERS
It’s time for another round of “Too Many Questions,” where we’ve sent one of our athletes a list of 100+ questions and didn’t really specify which ones he or she should answer. Following Colter Hinchliffe’s Interview, we’re chatting with Dylan Siggers this time around to see what makes this Canadian tick!
Who are you? Dylan Siggers
Where are you from? Fernie, BC
How old are you? 23
What’s the first thing you did today? Cuddled with my doggy
What’s your favorite movie? T.V. show?
4. Avatar the last air bender
Favorite beverage/beer/wine/water? PBR and Hey Yalls
Favorite non-skiing activity? MTB
What did you want to do for a profession as a kid? Be a totally sik skier dood
What is your earliest memory? Probably riding my tricycle off the deck at my parents first house.
Dog or Cat? Fish? Doggy
What was the last book you read? The Swarm, haha, I think it was about nano bots taking over the world.
Did you have a crush on any of your teachers in school? Haha nope can’t say I did
Favorite subject? (Math, English, Gym etc) Math in highschool, would probably like English more now.
What was your school mascot? A falcon, I think
Were you the geek or jock? The called us “Grinners”, short for granolas haha
Quick – answer this question (convince me it’s the right answer!)
Train A, traveling 70 miles per hour (mph), leaves Westford heading toward Eastford, 260 miles away. At the same time Train B, traveling 60 mph, leaves Eastford heading toward Westford. When do the two trains meet? How far from each city do they meet?
Oh god. Like 11?
Do you believe in a higher power? Nope
If you were reincarnated, what kind of animal would you prefer to come back as? A cougar probably
When was the last time you were scared? Skiing park in whistler this summer haha
What’s on your bucket list? Play in a good band
How lucky are you and why? Insanely lucky. I have way too many awesome things in my life I shouldn’t.
Buddha and Jesus walk into a bar – who get’s thrown out first for drinking too much? Why? Uhhhhhhhh
What’s your setup? Flanel, Burrrlapz hoodie, snow pants, sunglasses, blends
Best local spot (restaurant / bar / burrito place) at your local resort? Yamagoya Sushi in town
Top influencers growing up? Who’d you look up to? I liked War a lot. That movie was rad. I always liked JP Auclair but I don’t think my skiing or filmmaking ever drew anything from his style to be honest. But Nimbus has always been a really big influence for me. Ask anyone who knows me hahah
What keeps you skiing? The chicks, mostly….naaaaah haha
Will you ever retire? I’d never quit skiing I don’t think. I assume my focus in the ski industry will change over time but I plan to stay on the path I am now, where that leaves me I’m not sure!
What’s the worst thing you’ve seen written about you on Newschoolers (or internet)? Best thing? Haha, I can’t really recall any super mean stuff. Everyone was super nice about the whole Superunknown thing though, and that was really cool.
Safety bar up or down? Depends how fast the lift is, and if my feet hurt
Would you rather try a switch dub front flip on a mono board or tele skis? We’ve talked about this, riding switch on a mono board would be impossible. Tele skis for sure
Favorite LINE ski? (can be current or from prior years) Mordecai for sure. Dat rocker profile on fleek bruh
What’s the best trick you could do when you were 12 years old? Backflip!
What’s the best day you’ve ever had on skis? There’s like five every year. This year was Christmas holidays in Fernie. There was 4 days in a row where it felt like you could just go land on your head and it’d be chill. Best week ever
How do you setup / tune your gear to your preference? Mount skis around centre (often really crooked) give them a medium detune then ski them into the ground.
You can either spend the day in a bullet-proof terrain park or warm, wet heavy pow – which do you choose? Oh god wet heavy pow, every time.
Ever had a run in with Ski Patrol? Our first lap ever in Japan we found this amazing tree triangle night skiing and it seemed like no one had skied it all week. After a few laps of being dumb Canadians, a super Japanese man in red came and freaked the hell out. Turned out it was super not open. So we told him we were guests at the Hilton and he let us go.
What is the worst trend in skiing? Comp skiing doesn’t have enough tricks and the bunch doesn’t have enough style… Wait is that right?
What is the best trend in skiing? Instagram videos
If you were only allowed to do 1 trick for the rest of your career on skis, what would it be? Shiftys
What’s surprised you the most about where skiing is today?
What’s the biggest backcountry (and/or general skiing) FAIL you’ve ever committed? The first time Brody put his skins on no one had ever told him how and he tried putting them on glue side out. They didn’t work so good after that hahah
Have you ever pooped yourself from falling while skiing? I wish
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten? I’m a picky eater so nothing that wild. Probably some sushi thing
The weirdest place you’ve slept? I’ll sleep anywhere
How does the internet work? Yes
Why is a tennis ball fuzzy? For speed duh, actually though why are they?
You’re only allowed 3 ingredients, how to you make the following:
Hashbrowns Grated with salt and pepper
Kraft Dinner Sharp Cheddar
Tortilini with tomato sauce
You’re only allowed to live in one place for the rest of your life – where & why? Fernie cause it’s awesome
You can change one thing in the world – what is it & why? Make the weather like it was in the 50s #powdur
Would you rather be allergic to gluten or dairy? Dairy for sure, I love gluten
How long do you think you’d survive in the event of a zombie apocalypse? 0 days ha
Look at the objects in the room around you – if you were to be sent to a deserted island, which 3 objects would you bring? Im in a chilis so the liquor wall, the kitchen, and one of these comfy seats to sleep on
If you were cast in a movie, would you prefer to play the hero or villain? If it involved superpowers – what would they be? Hero, shoot lightning
You’re allowed to rename one person on the LINE team – who is it and what’s their new name? Dan Brown -> Dad
You’re offered $1000 to get the face of another LINE athlete tattoo’d on your ass – who is it & why? Do you turn it down? Remus the corgi, does that count? If not Will cause he’d hate it.
You’re told the finale of Game of Thrones (or any other popular show), do you spoil it via the internet or keep it to yourself? Game of what?
You’re the head of an internet startup – what’s the name of it and what’s it do/sell? My friends and I just had this conversation the other day. We’re gonna make a series of apps and make millions. So far that’s all we have but I’ll keep you in the loop.
You choose: Tiny, tiny hands or a very large nose. Hahahahahahah tiny hands maybe?
What’s the best way to travel? Driving
Your best memory from 2015/2016 season? Staying in a cool cabin close to Fernie with the homies. Got waaasted and went and ran around at midnight. The cabin got burned down by forestry arsonists a few weeks later
The best way to peel a banana? From the end
The best topping on pizza is: Cheese
The best country to visit is: Ive only been to like 5 but Japan is funny. Mexico is sick too
The best video game platform ever is & why?: (Sega Genesis, N64) N64, are you kidding me?
The best kind of dessert is? Cheesecake The Worst: Anything with fruit in it
What activity are you really bad at but still do regularly even though you’re awful at it? Skateboarding probably, but I’ve been sticking to tramp skating lately
What is the worst thing that’s ever happened to your rental car / hotel room? Showed up at an airport half an hour too late to get the rental car, then been refused at the only place to sleep at the airport for having a tattoo. Then taking a $250 cab to our hotel.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Haven’t had many bad jobs but I hated dishwashing
What’s the worst haircut you’ve ever had? Last summer I got a haircut and looked exactly like my mom
Where’s the worst place you’ve ever gone? Oh man. I’m not actually sure
The worst food to eat when you’re hungover?Spicy curry? Maybe?
Are you single? Big nope on that one
How could someone get a date with you? Pay for it
What’s the best pick up line? The worst? I’ve got nothing haha
Describe your dream wedding? Drunk
Who’s your celebrity crush? Male & Female. Racheal from friends
Tell me about Prom… Lots of shotgunning
What did you do (or what have you planned for) this summer? Lots of film work, went skiing and shot an edit at momentum, MTBing, fly fishing, dog owning, working on our sick band, more film work.
If you were a DJ, what would your stage name be? Buffalo Dyl
Do you listen to music while you ski? Sometimes, mostly not
What do you listen to on the car ride to the mountain? On the lift? Classic rock, rap, country, random rock songs, blink 182
What ski film / edit / segment had the best soundtrack? After the sky falls and Sled BC
If you had the rights to any song, past or present, for your next edit/segment – what would it be? Rock and roll led Zeppelin
What song is currently stuck in your head? Say it ain’t so, Weezer
What song do you hate when it get’s stuck in your head? One dance by drake
Andy Parry’s #TellAFriendTour is currently underway and if you have a chance to attend – do it! Andy Parry, Erik Olson, Jeff Curry, Kevin Merchant, Sawyer Sellingham, and more have been traveling up and down and around the Northeast to your local resorts, handing out high fives and swag (and occasionally cash) but more importantly pizza and good vibes. This event is one of a kind!
Having just wrapped up the first leg of the trip, the Tour continues this Saturday, January 21st for the second leg. Find a stop near you!!
January 21st – Big Boulder
Sat 10 AM
big boulder PARK
Lake Harmony, PA
January 22nd – Bear Creek
Sun 10 AM
Bear Creek Mountain Resort
January 28th – Brandywine
Sat 10 AM
Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort
January 29th – Madriver
Sun 10 AM
Mad River Mountain
February 4th – Chestnut Mountian Resort
Sat 10 AM
Chestnut Mountain Resort
February 5th – Tell A Friend Tour Competition at Chestnut Mountain Resort
Sun 8:30 AM
Chestnut Mountain Resort
February 9th – Welch Village
Thu 3 PM
February 10th – Buck Hill Ski Area
Fri 3 PM
Buck Hill Ski & Snowboard Area
February 11th – Trollhaugen
Sat 10 AM
February 12 – Spirit Mountain Ski Resort
Sun 10 AM
Email Sign Up
Keep up to date on the latest contests and events!
- Kamp K2
- Shooting Session
- 2017-2018 Sick Day Sneak Peak!
- LINE Goes Wild In The Streets
- Analog Rob, Where Have You Been?
- Event Coverage
- Giveaway Winners!
- Japanese Line News
- LINE Skis News
- LINE Skis Reviews
- LINE Team News
- LINE Traveling Circus Episodes
- Propaganda (Line in the News & Media)
- Ski Artists & Designers
- Traveling Circus Sideshow
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
- September 2016
- August 2016
- July 2016
- June 2016
- May 2016
- April 2016
- March 2016
- February 2016
- January 2016
- December 2015
- November 2015
- October 2015
- September 2015
- August 2015
- July 2015
- June 2015
- May 2015
- April 2015
- March 2015
- February 2015
- January 2015
- December 2014
- November 2014
- October 2014
- September 2014
- August 2014
- July 2014
- June 2014
- May 2014
- April 2014
- March 2014
- February 2014
- January 2014
- December 2013
- November 2013
- October 2013
- September 2013
- August 2013
- July 2013
- June 2013
- May 2013
- April 2013
- March 2013
- February 2013
- January 2013
- December 2012
- November 2012
- October 2012
- September 2012
- July 2012
- June 2012
- May 2012
- April 2012
- March 2012
- February 2012
- January 2012
- November 2011
- October 2011
- September 2011
- August 2011
- July 2011
- June 2011
- May 2011
- April 2011
- March 2011
- February 2011
- January 2011
- December 2010
- November 2010
- October 2010
- September 2010
- August 2010
- July 2010
- June 2010
- May 2010
- April 2010
- March 2010
- February 2010
- January 2010
- December 2009
- November 2009
- October 2009
- September 2009
- August 2009