Closing Day Burrrlapzing!
Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon, Not long ago, Line was a scrappy little ski maker focused on a small, steady trend of parksters who liked to ski backwards. Line still has the attention of the switch-riding crowd, but it’s also flagged down notice from nearly everybody else on the mountain. With the best graphics team in skiing, Line’s boards look better than all others. To go along with the looks, Line’s skis shred, even if you’re not one for riding switch. The Bacon has a tip whose early rise helps the big base (108 mm underfoot) stay nimble enough for trees and tight spots, while its full length can be easily employed when put on edge when flying a groomer. They’re light for the speed and stability they lend to their lucky owners, and, while they may look like a fat board, they’re a perfect one-ski quiver for Western resorts. Just know that when you need it, like when you get that 15-inch dump, the big geometry is there. And, yeah, they ride switch like no other, even if you only do it to coach your pizza-wedging five-year-old down a green monster. Ripping comes in all forms, remember, and some clichés always hold true: Bacon improves everything.
Issue 117: The Eric Pollard Issue is out now and we’re kicking the season off with a bang. The legend that is Eric Pollard is taking the seat as editor for our October edition. Find out about the inspiration behind Eric’s ski design, join him on a powder-hunting trip of the Austrian Arlberg and follow his step-by-step guide to riding a pillow line.
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The huge number of clicks and views that occurred following the release of Pollard’s super smooth POV footage on Powdermag.com and tetongravity.com nearly caused the internets to explode. Luckily disaster was averted so we can continue pretending to stomp everything!
Check out the 3rd Annual Blister Awards from SIA 2013
Line Skis was awarded in 3 different categories this year
• Favorite Person We Talked to at SIA •
Jed Yeiser – Line Skis Engineer
• The “No Brainer” Award •
Sir Francis Bacon will be available in 190cm length for 13/14
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“Inspired by a primitive state, a wild style takes hold of outdoors and urbanwear. A decorative, ethnic aura radiates from mountain tribal cultures. Natural colors, accented with touches of color, complete the ethnic winter traveler look.”
En Route Sled BC follows Chris Benchetler, Andy Mahre and Line’s very own Eric Pollard on a snowmobile access trip to British Columbia, Canada. The crew skis in full on snow storms and blue bird conditions on some of the best terrain North America has to offer.
Through words and imagery, follow the journey of skiing pioneer Eric Pollard & Line Skis creating the perfect tools to progress freestyle powder skiing. Eric walks you through 10+ years of never released prototypes & pro models, leading to his most recent masterpiece, “Mr. Pollard’s Opus“.
Our willingness to try anything is guided by Eric’s intimate knowledge of powder skiing formed by influences such as surfing, snowboarding and an undying drive to ski the mountain differently. Eric’s pro models and innovations are by-products of this Decade of Ski Development. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
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