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Equipped with the buttertastic, jib-happy Line Women's Shadow Skis, you can smoothly hit the rail and land switch without a hitch. (After hours of practice, of course.) Line gave these skis a lightweight aspen wood core, Symmetric Flex technology, and a stellar park and pipe profile that excels in the terrain park and handles the rest of the mountain too.

  • Early-rise tip and tail with regular camber underfoot enables you to effortlessly slash ankle-deep pow without needing to sit back, and it provides easier turn initiation
  • Aspen MacroBlock wood core makes this ski light, extremely nimble, and playful
  • 4D Fibercap construction (fiberglass layered in four directions around the core) provides durability and offers a super light and responsive feel
  • Symmetric Flex technology (same flex pattern in front and behind your boot) allows you to effortlessly ride and land switch
  • 5Cut geometry blends five different sizes of sidecut radius shapes into one, which enables intuitive control and unlimited turn shapes
  • Sintered Fatty base and edge (30% thicker base and edge) dramatically increases durability and tuning life
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Do these skis have good control in the...

Do these skis have good control in the powder?

Howdy Micah, thanks for the question!

These are more of a park and pipe ski. They have symmetric flex and a mostly twin tip shape for ease when skiing switch.

These aren't going to be ideal powder skis because they do have a narrower waist at 85mm wide. The early rise tips will help keep your skis from diving under, and will aid flotation, but these aren't the ideal choice for powder because they are on the narrower side. I prefer something 100mm or wider for powder skiing. Though if you live somewhere with few storms, this would be a suitable choice.

They will be OK in pow, just not mind blowing. The control will probably be fine, you are just not going to get tons of flotation. This is going to be a nice cruising, all mountain ski, especially if you spend any time in the park.

My current skis are Nordica's Velvet Ace,...

My current skis are Nordica's Velvet Ace, 156s. I like them because they're super light, but when I ski anything other than the groomiest groomers they're useless. No control at all. I'm 5'6" and about 130, and I feel like they're a little too short too. I want to try line skis, but I don't want the same problem where I can't ski anything else than the park with them. Would these be a good fit for me? or should I go to a longer ski?

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These are going to still feel pretty short. Where do you like to ski and what kind of conditions you find yourself in? If you want something a bit longer with some early rise in the tip and tails to handle pow and crud, I'd check out the Line Celebrity 90 in a 165:

At your height, you could probably go longer depending on how you'd like to balance maneuverability with hard-charging stability. One idea would be the Volkl Kenja in a 170cm length:

That ski has some metal in the core so it will be significantly stiffer than your Velvet ace, but it also has some rocker in the tip to float you in deeper snow. The Kenja is wider than your current ski by about 13mm so you will probably feel a bit slower edge to edge.