Review: Line Sick Day 110 Skis
When I first saw the name “Sick Day,” on the 2013/2014 Line Sick Day 110 skis, I took “Sick Day” to describe the awesome, amazing and special days ahead of me. I guess if you actually have a real job, there could be a different meaning there.
Price is Right
With a manufacturer’s list price of $699.95, these aren’t the cheapest or most expensive skis in the store, but after riding all season on everything from powder to crust and cruisers to bumps I’m thinking they may be the most versatile.
High Speed Performance
These are twin tipped with a wider tip and narrower tail, and slightly rockered front and back. They have a wide waist width of 110 cm underfoot. They are spongy when needed but stiff enough to haul my considerable girth at high speed. They do chatter a bit when going flat out fast, but when I say, “Flat out fast,” I’m not joking. These skis will fly and give you way more stability than you would expect from a rockered ski.
Powder and Bumps
Powder is what the rocker design is made for, and these boards lift you right up on top, even for a fat old guy like me. Whether skiing deep, soft powder or piled up crusty crud, they ride up on top just as advertised. They’re lightweight considering their size; I am able to throw them around when winding through the troughs of the moguls, and they flex better than expected when I miss the troughs and bounce over the tops.
Line also offers “Sick Day” skis in waist widths of 95 and 125mm along with the 110s. The 110s come in lengths of 172, 179, and 186 cm with my choice being the 179s. The graphics are “Sick” to use their phrase and the bright orange background makes them not only stand out in any lift line, but make them easier to find if you do pop them off in that super-deep powder where these puppies excel.
This is a great all-mountain ski with its only shortcoming being super hard-packed slopes where a stiffer, skinnier board would probably require less work. I guess with a name like “Sick Day,” less work is the idea but after skiing 20 days on them this season, I’m looking forward to more “Sick Days” to come.
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