Buoyant in soft stuff and with a pocketful of turn shapes and styles, the Sick Day 110 is great for deep-snow days. What will shock you are its carving chops. It’s a stupid-fun pow ski that doesn’t sacrifice an ounce of hard-snow performance or energy between turns. As one tester succinctly put it, “This ski is amazing.”
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If you have an old friend who used to rip but still skis on his ancient K2 TNCs and you want to show him how far ski tech has come without kicking his ass, put him on the Prophet 98. “Supremely versatile,” said one tester. “Effortless and predictable,” said another. An easygoing yet ripping short-turn carver on piste, it’s still smeary enough to make trees and bumps really fun. “It never bosses you around.” A good one-ski quiver from East to far West.
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The Influence is a beast. It fearlessly eats up fall line, doesn’t have a top end, and is a surprisingly fun carver. “A three-dimensional ski,” said one tester, “with a nice blend of power and finesse.” It’s definitely better suited for more-aggressive skiers, but if that’s your style, the Influence will hit plenty of sweet spots. We’re guessing we’ll see this ski—especially in the scary-powerful 192-centimeter length—on the feet of ripping skiers across the West.
“What a terrifically fun ski,” proclaimed one tester, clearly excited by the new Sick Day 125’s large and varied skill set. This ski levitates in powder, knits through the trees, and carves an impressive trench into groomed snow for a 125-millimeter fatty. Tip and tail taper makes for an effortless steering experience. This ski has a huge bandwidth, intermediate to expert. As one tester noted, it’s “the perfect cure for the Deep Daze.”
We could not find a situation in which the Sick Day 95, the narrowest of Line’s new three-model Sick Day series, wavered. For testers of all styles, sizes, and levels of aggression, it surfed soft and broken snow effortlessly, cranked spicy high-angle arcs without a hint of timidity, and flowed like honey through trees and bumps—all without punishing them for momentary balance lapses. Pop the champagne, no matter which coast you call home. This supremely versatile ski rules them all. -Skiing Magazine
Considered one of the hardest working freeskiers around, LJ Strenio is pretty much everywhere these days. That’s why we weren’t surprised when we saw LJ’s Chronics on the cover shot from skiing Magazine over in Europe.
WAY TO GO LJ!
Photographer Steve Lloyd and skier Brayden Brassey put in a long nights work to get this trippy big mountain night shot. It graced the pages of Skiing Magazine this month and is in the running for favorite photo of the year, but it needs your vote, CLICK HERE TO VOTE
“This is the most difficult shot I’ve ever taken. I had to guess where the skier would be in the air and point the outside flash to hit the skier and not the ice, so it didn’t wash out the deep blue color.” – Steve Lloyd
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