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The Best Playful All-Mountain Ski – The Sir Francis Bacon
“For those who like the looser, more forgiving feel of a tail rockered ski, or who want a light and playful ski to trick around the mountain.
Cliff notes version of Jason Hutchins’ reviews of the 184cm and 190cm Bacon: Of all the skis I’ve ridden, I’d call the Bacon the most versatile one-ski quiver option currently available for the playfully-minded, all-mountain skier.”
“The Pandora is a versatile, every day ski for softer snow conditions. For a 110mm underfoot ski, the Pandora still carves nicely on piste, but is an absolute blast in fresh snow, soft chop, and more playful, open terrain.”
“If you’re looking for a powder ski to take out on deep days to search for natural features to spin, flip, and drag, I can’t think of a better ski for the job than the Line Magnum Opus.”
We’re a big fan of their A/B reviews too! – See their recent of the Supernatural 108.
Karl Kristian Muggerud’s 2014 Season
Norwegian Karl Kristian Muggerud has dropped his 2013/14 season for you to enjoy! KKM’s got a unique style that flows seamlessly from pow to park to spring corn snow. We definitely nominate his edit for today’s must watch!
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.”
Old News is Good News
- “Better Late Than Never”
- Good Company – Watch it this Saturday!
- Behind the Line – Colter Hinchliffe
- More Funner Skis for 2015/16!
- Tom Wallisch goes Xtreme!