Mr. Pollard's Opus

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  • Waist width: 118
  • Length cm: 178, 185, 192
  • Shape mm: 144-118-141
  • Sidecut m: 17 (185cm)
  • Stance mm: Eric's Choice -20 / Recommended -60
  • Weight: 2,500 g/ski (185cm)
DESIGNED BY ERIC POLLARD TO BE THE MOST VERSATILE FREESTYLE POWDER SKI ON EARTH
Eric Pollard is skiing’s most respected pioneer for bringing super smooth, stylish freestyle tricks into the powder. The Opus is the culmination of over a decade & a half of his progressive skiing experience combined with hundreds of twin tip powder ski prototypes to create a ski that floats effortlessly forwards & backwards in the powder, yet maintains incredible edge grip on firm snow like no other in it’s class. The Opus is as ahead of it’s time, like Eric Pollard himself. Enjoy!

CONSTRUCTION
  • Sidewall™
  • Early Rise™
  • Early Taper™
  • Thin Tip™
  • Maple Macroblock™
  • 5-Cut™
  • Symmetric Flex™
  • Longer Active Edge™
  • Sintered Fatty Base & Edge™

EARLY RISE™

Early Rise™
The rise in the tip starts earlier for effortlessly staying on top of the snow without needing to sit back.

THIN TIP™

Thin Tip™
Super thin core & sidewall in the tips are 100grams lighter per pair for reduced swing weight & tip bounce.

SIDEWALL

Sidewall
P-Tex plastic walls over the edges absorbs vibrations for a smooth & solid feel.

EARLY TAPER™

Early Taper™
The widest point of sidecut starts tapering earlier in the tip to reduces tail drag and hooking in powder.
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MAPLE MACROBLOCK™ CORE

Maple Macroblock™ Core
2 full length Maple stringers surrounded by Aspen for the best of both worlds.

SYMMETRIC FLEX™

Symmetric Flex™
The same ski flex in-front and behind your boot conforms to terrain for equally performance riding forward & backwards.

FATTY BASE & EDGE™

Fatty Base & Edge™
30% thicker & edge dramatically increases durability & tuning life.

FIVECUT™

Fivecut™
5 different sizes of sidecut radius shapes are blended into one, for intuitive control & unlimited turn shapes.

TIGERSNAKE™

Tigersnake™
An electrical conduit is woven into the core with control knobs on top, so the ski can become aggressive like a tiger, while maintaining natural flex ... like a snake!

LONGER ACTIVE EDGE™

Longer Active Edge™
20% longer sidecut edge length in contact with the snow than other skis in it's class for more grip & less slip!

SECRET R&D LAIR TOUR

Secret R&D Lair Tour
Go deep into the forests of the Pacific Northwest and take an exclusive tour of our secret Research & Development Lair. Where all products & idea are prototyped and developed.

HOW TO MAKE A SKI

How to Make a Ski
Sit back and take a dub step bass filled journey through our process of hand making a Line Ski. Shot by Poorboyz Productions

BASE SWAP

Base Swap
Alternating base color options on each pair of skis creates more color options and prevents wasting base material.

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Line SkisMr. Pollard's Opus
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (6)
  • Durable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Nimble (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Powder (5)

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    5.0

    Versatile (all mountain) powder ski

    By Rooney

    from Hoorn, Noord Holland, The Netherlands

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation
    • Scratch Resistant
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

    • Chips Easily
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Crud
    • Downhill
    • Groomed Terrain
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about Line Skis Mr. Pollard's Opus:

    Super versatile Powder ski. It's almost a one ski quiver. The only thing I don't ski with these skis is the park.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Mr Pollard's Opus also for the 62 years

    By Gunnar

    from Norway

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Great Flotation

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Line Skis Mr. Pollard's Opus:

      I am 62 years old and needed a ski for powder, from flat to steep hills like 45 degrees in between the trees, not for jumping, not for backwards skiing. The shop installed the binding in the center and that was wrong for me, so I moved the binding 5 cm backwards and it completly changed the ski perfectly into what I needed. May be it could been another 2 cm backward for my purpose. It's so fun to be 62 and able to enjoy the powderskiing.

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      • Yes

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Mr. Pollard is a boss

      By Garrett Russell

      from Bariloche Argentina

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Line Skis Mr. Pollard's Opus:

            The most playful ski I've ever skied. Pollard is a wizard/ninja who has made skiing an art. I use this ski as soon as it snows more than 2 inches. The floatation is amazing as well the tapering in its shape makes it carve on a dime on the groomers. I mount mine 2cm back from trew center and I ski switch on and off through my days but always like a little more tip than tail. Thank you EP, you pioneered the best skis which have changed this sport! Props!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            BEST SKIS I'VE EVER SKIED ON IN MY LIFE!

            By J-man

            from Seattle, WA

            Pros

            • Amazing Carving
            • Awesome Grafics
            • Light
            • Low swing weight
            • Very Floaty

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everything Is Also Good
              • Powder

              Comments about Line Skis Mr. Pollard's Opus:

              I just got these for my birthday and i skied 3 inch dust on ice and groomers, they didnt float cause there was nothing to support them underneath, so I wouldn't take that seriously, on the grommers they carved just like my old pair of line masterminds, i am 5 foot 6 and 130lbs on the 178's, very flexy and smooth, all over a great ski, the only bad thing is that i dont have any pow to ski yet, so there r no negitives

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Most Versatile Ski I Have Ever Owned!!!

              By Doctor Cliff Huckstable

              from Bridgeport WV

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Carves Like A Beast
              • Floats Like No Other
              • Great For Landins
              • Inspires confidence
              • Rips Groomers
              • Shred Pow
              • Stable

              Cons

              • NONE ITS PERFECT

              Best Uses

              • Anything You Can Thing Of
              • Bumps
              • groomers
              • Park
              • Powder
              • Touring
              • Trees

              Comments about Line Skis Mr. Pollard's Opus:

              I ski the East and occasionally go out West. I previously had never skid anything wider then a 98 at the waist. The Opus has changed my mind on what is possible on skis! Eric Thank You, your skis have taken me to a whole new level. The Opus is Amazing on POW but what surprised me is how nimble/stable it is. Most of all they carve groomers amazingly well better then my last set of rockered skis that were 98 at the waist! This is the end all be all ski of all skis! A true masterpiece!

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              BEST SKI EVER!!!!

              By THE POW SLAYA

              from SPOKANE, WA

              Pros

              • Floaty
              • Gets You Stoked
              • Rails Pow
              • Shreds Gnarnia
              • Skis Switch Amazingly
              • Stable

              Cons

              • Nothing

              Best Uses

              • All Mountiain
              • Any snow condition
              • Big Stompy Drops
              • Choppy Pow
              • Powder

              Comments about Line Skis Mr. Pollard's Opus:

              This is an amazing ski!! i had the armada jj's this last year and they were a great ski, but this ski does it all! it will rip groomers, slay pow, and put a grin on your face every time you put the ski on. you will not be disappointed and you will fall in love with the ski the first run you take out....THIS IS THE SKI TO GET!!!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              THESE ARE THE BEST SKIS EVER

              By Jim the Runner

              from San Jose, CA

              Pros

              • Great float
              • Lightweight
              • Versitile

              Cons

              • Nothing

              Best Uses

              • Backcounty
              • Big Mountain
              • Butters
              • Cliffs
              • Having fun
              • Powder
              • Resort
              • Soft groomers

              Comments about Line Skis Mr. Pollard's Opus:

              This is my favorite ski on the market at the moment. I have had the most fun on this ski then any other skis from other brands. I got to demo these skis on a pow day and i bought the ski the day after. It has such a surfy feel to it just like all of EP's pro models. I am used to the soft flex on his skis and i dont need a ski stiffer than this for anything im doing, including cliffs and high speeds. This ski also carves better than any other ski 115+ waist In bad conditions. Dont wait just get this ski.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              DOMINATES EVERYTHING

              By kermanator

              from Wenatchee washington

              Pros

              • Can do anything you want
              • Durable
              • Forgiving
              • Light
              • Responsive
              • Shreds
              • Stable

              Cons

              • Nothing what so ever

              Best Uses

              • Backcountry
              • Cliffs
              • groomers
              • Plowing through crud
              • Powder
              • Spins and flips
              • Touring so so light

              Comments about Line Skis Mr. Pollard's Opus:

              My local mountain doesn't get too much snow, only around 60 annual inches, but i had to have these skis, when i got them, even though they were powder skis and we didn't have too much of that, it made 5 inches feel like 3 ft. i love these skis, and they will do it ALL. I was stunned how well they preformed on the groomers. GET THESE SKIS!

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              One Ski to Rule Them All

              By good4nothing

              from Wasatch

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Balanced
              • Dope graphic
              • Floaty
              • Nimble
              • Stable
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • I got nothing

              Best Uses

              • Backcountry
              • Pow
              • Trees
              • Windcrust

              Comments about Line Skis Mr. Pollard's Opus:

              Versatile. Amazingly versatile. The combination of the shape and mount give you a very neutral skiing position, and makes the ski very responsive in a wide range of conditions. This balance combined with the soft flex in the tips transistioning to stiff underfoot makes for a pretty crazy blend of nimbleness and stability. When you ski forward and pressure the tips in soft snow, the flex in the tips initiates tight turns, and the ski comes around so fast that they're really nimble in tight places. In wide-open soft snow, a more neutral stance brings the stiffness underfoot to bear, and the soft flex up front keeps the tips planing while you rail faster longer turns. Even with a short tip given the center-mount, they float at low speeds whiel being stable enough to let you push them at faster speeds. I've had any number of skis that are either soft and super-floaty at low speeds but get overwhelmed at high speeds or are stiff and clunky at low speeds but come alive at mid to high speeds. The Opus pretty much kills it from 0-60 in the deep and lets you ski it very nimbley up front or more wide open from the middle in a way that makes it a ton of fun.

              The same thing is pretty much true in bounds, where the shape really comes into play. Even with the tip and tail rocker, they still have a pretty long effective edge, and since the rocker is fairly moderate, you don't have to lean them over at extreme angles to put all of that edge on the snow. The ski seems to gets stiff in the front pretty close to where the sidecut contact starts, so even at high speeds in chopped up chunder, the ski rails on edge. Also, since you're standing right in the middle of the sidecut with not-a-ton of tip, they're really quick edge to edge and easy to throw around. This makes them awesome in the backcountry on non-blower days, and they don't hook up in crusty conditions at all.

              The Opus is an awesome ski, and is kind of making me feel guilty for owning many other pairs of skis. It's fun, playful, and will surprise you with it's stability. It favors a very balanced stance, and will reward you with a huge performance range if you can stay centered and drive it. It floats like a champ. If you want to straightline everything and sit in the back seat, it is not your ski. All in all, it would probably be the perfect one-ski-quiver for a western skier, and they're so light you can throw on a tech binding and have a pretty dope do-everything backcountry setup. Score another point for Line and Eric Pollard, both of which are pretty much killing it right now.

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              (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GAME CHANGING!

              By kutamatata

              from Banff, AB

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Amazing float
              • Durable
              • Nimble
              • Playful
              • Stable

              Cons

              • Nothing

              Best Uses

              • Slaying Everything

              Comments about Line Skis Mr. Pollard's Opus:

              You haven't skied until you have tried the Opus. They have ridiculous float, stable when charging, extremely nimble, and dig trenches on corduroy. You will slay everything with the Opus. These skis will make you feel like a princess underneath the stars in a white dress surrounded by a mariachi band and elves. They are amazing!

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