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November 24th, 2014 - Posted by in LINE Skis News, Propaganda (Line in the News & Media)

As featured in the 2014 Freeskier Magazine Buyer’s Guide:


“Line Skis: Powered by Divine Inspiration”


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“J, I have to talk to you about the ski, the biggest ski ever.”

So begins an email written from Eric Pollard to Line Skis founder Jason Levinthal. The excerpts that follow give a glimpse of a goosebumps-inducing plea to fulfill a vision. The email is a golden nugget of skiing history.

“Line has always been the most progressive company in skiing. This year we need to jump to the future and capitalize. I am a prophet, and I can see that if we do, we will set a trend in skiing that everyone will follow. We have to act first.”

Pollard goes on to describe some of the specifics of a new ski, including dimensions, and lays out his plan to crush heli trips the world over. He spoke of “first track fakie 720s and 540s off cliffs,” from Alaska to Norway. “I know you think that this ski is crazy, but please have faith. Please make this your main objective with me. We will honestly change everything,” Pollard’s message read.

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The Line Skis Squadron. Photo by Rocky Maloney

Precisely five hours later, Levinthal responds, “I’m feelin’ it! As you wish… prophet.” And so the Prophet 130 was born. It would go on to influence a series of skis that dominated modern freeride ski design, winning countless awards and opening the door for what we call freeride skis today.

The now 12-year-old exchange exemplifies the role that Line Skis has played throughout freeskiing’s rise to the mainstream. It’s a brand that’s never been afraid to stir the pot. Experience gained along the way now informs the production of quality sticks that suit a variety of different skiing styles.

“We have two decades of freeride and freestyle innovation under our belts. We’ve been there through the rise and the changing tides of skiing,” says Josh Malczyk, global brand director.  READ MORE >>

Old Man Winter – Jon Hartman

Hot Possie's Head Honcho
Did you happen to pick up the November issue of Powder Magazine? If you did, you might have caught the interview with our own Jon Hartman. Hartman, a Denver resident, has been riding for us for a little over a year and, despite his age, we have no intentions of sending him out to pasture quite yet. Between his Level 1 Unknown Honorable Mention and his creative web edits under the nom de guerre Hot Possie, this silver fox has much ahead of him in the way of teaching youngsters a thing or two in the park!

HØT PØSSIE SE5 :: EP 6 Don’t? Do Drugs from HOT POSSIE on Vimeo.

“Almost Ablaze” – TGR is on fire!


Almost Ablaze – A New Film from Teton Gravity Research


Teton Gravity Research has just released a trailer for their fall release, “Almost Ablaze.” Watch LINE MC’s Max Hammer & Colter Hinchliffe join a stacked cast & crew for TGR’s latest endeavor

From TGR:

“Almost Ablaze is a global odyssey combining state-of-the-art cinematography and the most progressive riding on The Planet. Experience a new level of sensory overload as each athlete is wired for sound, immersing the audience completely in the moment. Watch as athletes push the edge to realize a heightened state.

Almost Ablaze highlights stunning locations, next-level riding, and the globetrotting lifestyle of these thrill-seeking athletes. The crew sets up camp deep in the Teton Range hitting 5,000-foot dream lines all on foot. Check out urban riding in the war-torn Winter Olympic venues of Sarajevo. Explore the massive untapped terrain of Sella Nevea, Italy during a record winter where they struggle to keep lifts and chalets from completely disappearing into the snow. Finally, feel the madness as TGR’s full cast of athletes meets in Revelstoke for a mind-blowing session producing some of the most diverse riding in the world. Almost Ablaze takes you beyond the boundaries. Experience a rarely seen state of being and level of excitement where one missed step will result in total chaos.

 

Neo Eight: Travels with LJ


Neo Eight: Travels with LJ


Ski the East released the season finale for their web series Neo this week and you’ll want watch LJ Strenio & Ross Imburgia drop the hammer on the East.

“The Neo season finale follows native Vermonter, LJ Strenio, for a full week of park and urban shralping around the East Coast in the spring of 2013. LJ and the rest of the crew embody the Ski The East spirit and always ‘keep the shred alive.'”

LJ and the rest of the crew embody the Ski The East spirit and always “keep the shred alive.”

Skiers: LJ Strenio, Lupe Hagearty, Tyler Duncan, Cole Gibson, Ross Imburgia

Cinematography: Geoff McDonald, Chris James, Brett Coffin, Chris DeJohn

Editing: Geoff McDonald

Animations: Zachary Allott, Ben Pacocha

Music: Yeasayer – “Reagan’s Skeleton”
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Even Sigstad’s Urban Segment from Supervention

The Recruitment


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Superproof Inc. has released a trailer for their upcoming fall release, “THE RECRUITMENT” which features Line athlete Max Hill. Here’s what we know so far:

THE RECRUITMENT

Full Feature Film this fall. Let the recruiting begin.

Starring ~ Sean Pettit ~ Max Hill ~ Joe Schuster ~ Josh Stack ~ Callum Pettit ~ Mike Henitiuk ~ Leigh Powis ~ Corey Vanular
Screen play ~ Sean Pettit ~ Max Hill ~ Leigh Powis
Cinematography ~ Brandon Kelly
Additional Cinematography ~ Nevin Falloon
Sound Design ~ Leigh Powis
Video editing ~ Leigh Powis
Produced By ~ Sean Pettit
Directed By ~ leigh Powis
Color Grading ~ Leigh Powis ~ Brandon Kelly
Brought to you by ~ SUPERPROOFINC.COM

Tested / Line Influence 115 Review

The Line Influence 115 has been our go-to do everything stick for the past few seasons. Looking for a neutral, easy to ski big mountain stick for all conditions out west? This should be atop your short list…

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Long Term Review: Line Influence 115 192

Skier: Jeff Brines
Height: 6’2”
Weight:190lbs
Place: Jackson
Binding: FKS 14
Boot: Krypton Pro
Ski Weight: ~2450 grams (192)
Radius: 22.6M @ 186M
Rocker: Rocker/Camber/Rocker (Height in mm -11 +4 -9)
Construction: Capwall

Summary: The Line Influence 192 impressed us a few years back with its versatility and overall neutrality. It isn’t the stiffest, lightest or biggest stick out there but its strength lies in its ability to strike a balance of “do everything” at an attractive price point. If you are a skier living out west, the Andrew Whiteford (and other line athletes) “pro” model should be on a short list of skis that can do it all.

Who is it for: This is a great one-ski quiver or go-to inbounds ski for the stronger skier living somewhere it snows more than 400” a year. The Influence 115 is especially good for those who appreciate a more modern mount point and looking for something that strikes a balance between “playful” and “charger”. If you like a more traditional (rearward) mount point, looking for the lightest ski in the 110-120mm category or want as much float as possible, look elsewhere.

Side note two of the best Jackson Hole skiers, Max Hammer and Andrew Whiteford had a fair amount of input in this ski. If you like how they ski and your mountain parallels that of JHMR, consider this to be near the top of your list.

Read the complete review HERE.

Dub Tales Ep. 2 from Andrew Whiteford on Vimeo.

 

All East – All The Time

Testers loved the Prophet Flite and Sick Day 95 in the east coast. Read what they had to say in the November issue of SNOWEAST Magazine.

Prophet Flite
“Out of all three of the Prophet series I tested the Flite was a standout in excitement. A much lighter version of the 90 it’s loaded with snappy energy that I didn’t want to click out. A feather on steroids.” Carol Beale

Sick Day 95
“Phenomenal right up with the Prophet that was a top pick last year. A directional freeride ski with a pin tail design means an early rise tip and tail with a thinner tail. Amazing for pivot turns and great for carving going off piste into fresh snow. Perfect for fun in the trees and ripping up the hard pack.” Joshua Bennett

Sidecountry Fun with Backpacker Magazine and Sick Day 95

The truth about backcountry skiing: Rare is the day when the weather, snow conditions, and terrain all align to make you a superhero. Sometimes, you need a ski for the snow you get, not the snow you want. Enter the Sick Day, which we pushed hard in conditions ranging from refrozen slop to sunbaked mank to glorious shin-deep powder. Our testers enjoyed its stability, edge hold, and ability to keep them balanced no matter what the conditions. This board can feather through the easy stuff (powder/packed powder), but still charge when turning isn’t an option. Pick the Sick Day if you love short, off-piste hikes out of the parking lot or bowls with cliff-hucking options. “This is the ski for days when inch-thick crust has encased your beloved powder,” says a tester who guides cat skiers in Colorado. “Because even in crap snow it gives you power and confidence.” Another tester called it “especially well-balanced,” meaning that he always felt “centered, fore, aft, and laterally,” even when ripping through bumps and airing off backcountry pillows. We liked how powerful and steadfast it felt, a result of a soft tip that floats over crud, and a stiff tail that aids in popping skiers from turn to turn.Backpacker Magazine

Mad Man ski on the Chornic

November 27th, 2013 - Posted by in LINE Skis Reviews, Propaganda (Line in the News & Media)

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