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ERIC POLLARD’S AWARD WINNING QUIVER-OF-ONE

Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon

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AS MUCH FUN THROWING TRICKS IN THE POWDER AS LAYING DOWN SWITCH CARVES & BUTTERS ON THE HARD PACK.
For the skier whose playground is the entire mountain. This is Eric Pollard’s everyday ski. One and done. Eric struck a perfect balance between fun, float & grip. The bacon’s Early Rise keeps you floating in powder forwards & backwards with a nice springy tip & tail for big ollies and smooth butters. Its reliable flex under foot & deep sidecut provides edge hold to pass racers on the downhill course with a smile on your face . . . backwards. If you’re a looking for a powder ski, but still want the all-mountain ski performance to throw tricks everywhere else, just add bacon!

Construction:
  • Sidewall™
  • Early Rise™
  • Early Taper™
  • Thin Tip™
  • Fivecut™
  • Sintered Fatty Base & Edge™
  • Maple Macroblock™
  • Symmetric Flex™
  • Longer Active Edge™
Specs:
  • Waist Width mm: 108
  • Length cm: 172, 178, 184, 190
  • Shape mm: 140-108-136
  • Sidecut m: 18 (184cm)
  • Stance mm: Eric's Choice -20 / Recommended -60
  • Weight: 2,175 g/ski (184cm)
  • Profile mm: 10-5-10
    (Tip Early Rise-Camber-Tail Early Rise)
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Art

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Technology

Maple Macroblock™ Core

Maple Macroblock™ Core

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

Sidewall

Sidewall

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

Symmetric Flex™

Symmetric Flex™

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

Early Rise™

Early Rise™

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

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!

Early Taper™

Early Taper™

The widest point of sidecut starts tapering earlier in the tip to reduces tail drag and hooking in powder.

Fivecut™

Fivecut™

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

Thin Tip™

Thin Tip™

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

Fatty Base & Edge™

Fatty Base & Edge™

30% thicker & edge dramatically increases durability & tuning life.

Base Swap

Base Swap

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

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

Size Chart

Skis Size Chart

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Line SkisSir Francis Bacon
 
4.9

(based on 59 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (30)
  • Good carving ability (26)
  • Great flotation (26)
  • Smooth ride (22)
  • Good grip (20)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Powder skiing (27)
    • Groomed terrain (22)
    • Downhill (20)
    • Moguls (10)
    • Pow (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Expert (16), Advanced (13), Professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (30), Yes (4)

    Reviewed by 59 customers

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    5.0

    ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE

    By Spice Man

    from Mt Hood Oregon

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Good Carving Ability
    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation
    • Lightweight
    • Nimble
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Groomed Terrain
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon:

      I find myself skiing all over the mountain and in the park. Its fun, playful, and light in the park but when you take it out, you truly find where it excels.
      I tend to surf around my skis and use the entire ski by using the tips and the tails. The way the ski flexes behind the heels allows me to surf the tails on banks and in and around small spaces. I recommend mounting them exactly where Pollard's Choice marks are and you will find it will open doors in your skiing adventures.

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      5.0

      Pro or Amateur, Greatest Ski

      By Billy Wolf

      from Gore

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Carving Ability
      • Good Grip
      • Great Flotation
      • Lightweight
      • Scratch Resistant
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • Groomed Terrain
      • Moguls
      • Powder Skiing
      • Telemarking

      Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon:

      I am a seasonal (part time summer) skier, and I use the Bacons for everything, whether it is Freestyle in Mont Blanc, or it is parks over here in Gore and E'Vil. The Bacons are a big guys best friend because if you know how to, you can hit rails and get some great spin. However, they are heavy so you must be in shape to move them!

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      5.0

      If I could only have one pair of skis...

      By LJ

      from SLC, UT

      About Me Professional

      Line Mountain Command

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Carving Ability
      • Good Grip
      • Great Flotation
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cross-Country
        • Downhill
        • Groomed Terrain
        • Moguls
        • Powder Skiing
        • Telemarking

        Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon:

        This is my go to ski for when I don't know what I'm trying to get into that day. It's built like a toned down pow ski that can really do it all. I've skied deep Alta days with it and spun laps through the park with it. This is why it's the only ski I'll hit backcountry jumps with. It skis in the backcountry like a park ski. I can take off of a packed jump switch and still throw a trick, yet land in deep pow and still stomp through the landing.

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        5.0

        One Ski Quiver!

        By Witt Foster

        from Alta, UT

        About Me Expert

        Pros

        • Good Grip
        • Great pop
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon:

            The term "one ski quiver" goes around a lot in this industry, but the Bacon really does live up to that title. I spent more days on the Bacon last winter than any other ski, and for good reason. These skis perform in literally any condition. You can ski powder all morning and park in the afternoon without skipping a beat. The skis float surprisingly well for their modest waist width, and have incredible grip and performance on hardpack. I would recommend the Bacon to anyone looking for an all mountain ski that can really do it all.

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            5.0

            I was about to end it all...

            By Blue

            from Truckee, CA

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Good Carving Ability
            • Good Grip
            • Lightweight
            • Purty
            • Smooth Ride
            • Sooo Fun

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Downhill
            • Groomed Terrain
            • Moguls
            • Powder Skiing

            Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon:

            Took these babies out and fell in love after one run. They made me a better skier, they make skiing more fun, they will do everything you ask them to do and more. Thank you for nailing it! Our winter here in Tahoe was really lacking and this ski made it fun!!

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            5.0

            One of the best jib ski in the world

            By Soupy the skier

            from B.C Canada

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Good Carving Ability
            • Great Flotation
            • Lightweight
            • Playful
            • Smooth Ride

            Cons

            • Base Gouges
            • Chattery
            • Topsheet
            • Top sheet chips

            Best Uses

            • Groomed Terrain
            • Jibbing
            • Powder Skiing
            • Steeps
            • TREES

            Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon:

            I love these babies! They are by far the most fun ski I have been on. They love to bounce around in the trees and the deeper snow. The only place I don't love being on them is ice and really really heavy snow. They can be taken straight from pow to the park with out missing a beat. I absolutely love them and could not have asked for something more oriented for what I love to ski. Overall I think this is one of if not the best jib ski in the 105 to 115 waist range.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My first twintips

            By Artem the Crafter

            from Kyiv, Ukraine

            About Me Advanced

            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Design
            • Durable
            • Good Carving Ability
            • Good Grip
            • Great Flotation

            Cons

            • Hard Tips
            • Manufacturing Quality

            Best Uses

            • Cross-Country
            • Downhill
            • Groomed Terrain
            • Powder Skiing

            Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon:

            Let's start from the beginning… First, I was looking for 178sm SFB skis. However, as I found, the skis actual size is 4-5sm shorter. Thus, if you need 184 then you'd better look at 190 etc. As long as SFB has double rocker they feel like 15-20sm shorter skis on foots. Ski center mark is also in the wrong position (you may find that ski center mark is in different place when you compare right and left ski). Thus, be ready to spend some time in order to define ski center properly and mount your bindings in the right position (that's why I think we have a little problem with manufacturing quality).
            To be honest we have not too much powder in Ukraine and this is my skis for everything (powder, downhill…, and park). For this reason I mounted bindings only 5mm back. And they are just great for everything: playful and precise on the groomed terrain, superb in the powder and good, but too heavy for the park. Skis are stable on high speed (about 80 km/hr), but only when you move on edges. As soon as you start skiing on the base – wobbling comes with all potential consequences. The only thing I would like to change is the construction is a nose stiffness. Because with my 65 kilos and 178 height it's too difficult to butter in park (yes, I know that they were designed for different purpose), but anyway, I'd like to see a kind of butter zone on a tip side.
            This is my first ski with 108mm waist and I was afraid of such a wide ski, but my "first test drive" on icy hill shown that they are super friendly and I was happy as a child who met Santa )). It's so fun when you see big eyes of people when they realize how you curving. My next big fun came when I tried my first jump in the snow park. First thought was 'I must be moving to slow to reach the edge of the kicker' and then, 'oh …it was too fast'. My first landing was on tails after 5m+ flight, but without any problems. Stiff tail works perfect on long and high jumps.
            Then I spent my vacation in big mountains and tested skis in powder. I was newer skiing in powder before and I thought that it will be difficult, but it was just perfect. The only thing is that the radius increased in a half. So my thought is that, probably, you will not have too much fun when skiing in the forest among the trees, but skis are super stable at high speed in the powder.

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            4.0

            20 Days on Bacon and Counting

            By Harry

            from Whitefish Montana

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Agility
            • Good Carving Ability
            • Lightweight
            • Pop

            Cons

            • Chip Easily
            • Deflection

            Best Uses

            • Any Feature
            • Downhill
            • Powder Skiing
            • Soft Bumps
            • TREES

            Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon:

            This ski is a blast. Skiing out in Montana in soft snow, you can't go wrong. It shifts and slides and dances all around with any subtle little direction given. The skis carve well if you stay centered. You can apply some pressure up front but you have to be subtle with it and balanced. I wouldn't say you can really drive them hard up front. If you find the sweet spot, the ski just pops out of carves and turns of all shapes.

            ...Taught myself to ski switch this season and love the way this thing carves backwards. It is a blast to jump and feels stable on landings, even in moguls.

            My favorite runs are trees and steeps and this ski handles both well. The one criticism I would have is the amount of tip deflection on some really hard crud that you find at the bottom of runs that are avalanche blasted. It happened to me several times, thankful no big crashes but the light tip, can get misdirected under the right/wrong circumstances: crud and speed.

            Contributing to this might also be my size choice, 178. Though it was recommended for my height, weight, and experience; I may demo a 184, and potentially size up. I would suggest demoing a size up before buying.

            The other thing I would advise, besides possibly sizing up, is to check out the Opus. It is a more powder specific ski, but there is some ambiguity as to how much snow makes the Opus preferable to the Bacon. I have read most of what I can find about both skis and there just doesn't seem to be any definite line in the snow as to how much snow makes one or the other the preferred choice. I've liked the Bacon in the 2,3,4,5 inches that we typically get here, sometimes for days or weeks. But, I have to wonder if I had both skis when I would prefer the Opus.

            Also, this ski's top sheet seems to crack easily. Not sure why but I have numerous small ones around the tip and tail. I repaired them...hoping for the best.

            Overall, I am thrilled with my choice and I would recommend the Bacon to anyone interested in this type of ski/skiing.

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            5.0

            best ski i ever owned!

            By Cooker

            from Mount Snow, Vermont

            About Me Expert

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Carving Ability
            • Good Grip
            • Great Flotation
            • Lightweight
            • responsive
            • Smooth Ride

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Downhill
              • Groomed Terrain
              • Moguls
              • Powder Skiing
              • Racing

              Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon:

              Skied on atomic crimson for the past few years. Tested this ski as well as the Rossi soul 7. No comparison to either ski!! this ski is the joint! stable, sturdy, light weight that really sticks on all types of snow! love this ski!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Sir Francis Bacon by Line

              By Jacks

              from Bend OR

              About Me Advanced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Downhill
                • Powder Skiing

                Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon:

                Just got these skis two days ago and I fell in love on the first run down the hill. I went from intermediate to advanced in the snap of a finger. I live in Bend OR and ski Mt. Bacholer. We had 8'' of fairly heavy snow the first day and that was no problem for the Bacons. They are sooo darn easy to ride, their performance is really quite unbelievable, especially coming from 2004 salomon screams. Thank Line for the sick skis!

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