23/24 LINE Freeride Skis | Your Questions Answered

August 25, 2023

FREE as a BIRD! Yeah you're flying like one because you have the best Freeride skis in the game. Up your game and smoke your squad down the mountain... oh and peep the Q+A from insta just added!

LINE PANDORA | MULTI-CAPABLE FREERIDE

The award-winning LINE Pandora Collection defines all-mountain capacity. Quick edge-to-edge performance paired with a surf-like feel on the backend of turns, the Pandora Collection represents the all-mountain skis you need – no matter the conditions. Constructed with exclusive LINE Skis Carbon Magic Finger Filaments™ and THC™ construction, these skis offer an unmatched weight-to-performance ratio for long days on the hill.

Four different waist widths ready to rip, 84mm, 94mm, 104mm, and 110mm, the Pandora Collection features hard-pack specialized skis all the way up to unsinkable powder rippers in an uncompromised design. Click to explore more!

With 2022/2023 graphics created by Alycia Rainaud, the Pandora's were created to have a flow of colors designed to contrast and pop off of the snow. You're sure to get some compliments in the lift line with this vibrant collection.

YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PANDORA!

Absolutely! Most commonly the hyper-light Pandora 110 made with the same back country focused lightweight layup as the Vision Collection is the ticket here. However many of our athletes and consumers take the 104mm Pandora touring as well, being one of the lighter skis in its class. I will say too in the Pacific Northwest we've seen many out on the 94 touring locally here at Snoqualamie Pass!

For sure! Some of our shorter kings use the Pandora. That being said we think everyone should be able to ski everything and we have some exciting announcements across all skis with more inclusive sizing coming down the pipeline!

The LINE Pandora Collection available now!

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LINE BLADE OPTIC | FREERIDE THROUGH A NEW LENS

After many awards and praise in its inaugural season, the Blade Optic Collection continues into its second year. Born from LINE's history of pushing freeride skiing in a new direction, the Blade Optic Collection breaks the mold of traditional metal-laminate ski design, pulling notes from two award-winning LINE Skis, the Vision and the Blade. Fusing the intuitive freeride capabilities of the Vision's chassis, with the technology and power found in the Blade's Gas Pedal Metal™ construction, the Blade Optic Collection was created for pedal to the metal ripping from the firmest of corduroy to the deepest of pow. Set your sights down the mountain, kick it into overdrive, and experience freeride through a new lens on the Blade Optic Collection.

Available in widths 92mm · 96mm · 104mm · 114mm, click to explore more!

YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BLADE OPTIC!

Wow normally I'd answer but here's Dylan Siggers answering in a comment on the gram! see below image!

As you can likely tell by the name, the Blade Optic marries some of our favorite features from the LINE Vision and LINE Blade. When looking at the Vision Collection, we knew we liked the overall chassis of the skis. The shape, the turning radius, and how they performed in various conditions. While on the other hand, when looking at the Blade, we knew we loved the stable feel of the ski and the amount of grip you can harness on every turn. The Blades' stability, grip, and power come from its Gas Pedal Metal™ design, referring to the chevron shape you can see throughout the ski....

...You can get the full run down in the 23/24 LINE Blade Optic Blog here!

Mounting!!!!! Recommended is tried and true for optimal experience as tested. Both our R and C embossed label on the ski are the point at which each ski is tested for both freestyle and casual ripping. Dylan likes to mount center ALL THE TIME. Doesn't mean you have to but knowledge is power!

The LINE Blade Optic Collection available now!

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Asked the boys and I agree with them the 104mm and 114mm are going to generally be the move here. This is dependent on some personal preference and ski ability but both offer top tier hard charging Freeride as this ski was designed to do!

LINE VISION | HYPER-LIGHTWEIGHT FUTURISTIC FREERIDE FUN

WE HAD A VISION, SO WE MADE THE VISION. WE WANTED FREERIDE SKIS THAT WERE MORE CAPABLE IN A WIDER ARRAY OF CONDITIONS THAN WHAT WAS PRESENT IN THE CURRENT MARKET. SO WE MADE OUR VISION A REALITY.

We wanted a freeride ski that didn't exist (yet) so we spun up a few prototypes in our development center in Seattle, WA, USA, and took them to the hill and holy sh*t we had a winning layup from the get-go. These boards were a passion project for LINE’s internal team, made up of aging (not old, but ya know, aging) LINE freestyle-y riders who still like to ride the lifts but more and more lately have turned to the softer landings and heady skin tracks of the backcountry. With three different waist widths available in the collection, gear up with your Vision of choice and prepare to see the light (get it, cause they're really light...)

Widths available in 98mm · 108mm · 118mm, click to explore more!

YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE VISION!

Absolutely! As said above the hyper-light construction makes this ski ideal for touring. Light on the way up and stiff-strong confidence for the ride down. We're big fans of the 108mm as a do it all for some morning missions on a few inches to much deeper days. All widths are perfect for touring!

Straight from our lead ski engineer Sean Ferron in an early morning Microsoft Teams message:

[8:10 AM] Sean Fearon

I'd say the 108 is more on the playful side than the charging side. 

 

I think the 118 is far more chargy if they are looking for an alternate to the 108

The LINE Vision Collection available now!

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WANT MORE?

More questions on these Freeride fun machines? Ask away over on our instagram or as always message any of our athletes who would be happy to point you in the right direction!

IN-DEPTH 23/24 LINE SKIS OVERVIEW