Take a Sick Day whether it's powder or packed.
Light and nimble with an intuitive feel, the Line Sick Day 110 Ski goes from powder to packed and back like there's nothing on your feet. The 110 is Line's most versatile all-mountain device and features a 110mm waist and an early rise
in the tip that starts earlier to allow for easier turn initiation and
effortless snow floatation without making you sit back. Plus, the 110's
widest point of sidecut starts tapering earlier in the tip to reduce
tail drag and hooking in powder so you can smoothly munch pow, crud, and soft snow.
Designed with CapWall construction, the 110 features a cap on the top for light and responsive performance and sidewall construction over the edges for a smooth, solid feel while you slay the resort from top to bottom. Line engineers also gave the 110 a Maplelite Macro Block wood core which has solid maple wood underfoot with lightweight aspen at the tips for durability and reducing swing weight. In addition, its ThinTip technology reduces swing weight and tip bounce by making the core and sidewall tips 100 grams lighter per pair.
Line's Directional Flex
technology supplies a softer tip for float and easier turn
initiation, while the stiffer tail gives power, stability, and high-speed
control when you send it. Also packed in there is 5Cut technology which
blends five different sizes of sidecut radius shapes into one for
intuitive control and unlimited turn shapes. To top it off, the graphics were designed by artist Derek Muscat. So go ahead: take the Sick Day 110 out for a spin, and don't be surprised if your other skis are left in the closest to collect dust for the rest of the season.
- Early Rise profile (rockered tip, camber underfoot)
- ThinTip technology
- 5Cut sidecut shape with early taper
- CapWall (combines sidewall and cap construction)
- Maplelite Macro Block (maple underfoot, aspen tips)
- Directional Flex
- 125mm waist
- Artist Derek Muscat
Share your thoughts
Thanks Mr. ski freak! very helpful/detailed...
Thanks Mr. ski freak! very helpful/detailed response. One last post and I promise to stop the Line conspiracy. What bindings would you recommend for the SD 110? marker jesters in a 130? or any other you might have in mind. My current bindings on my E88's are marker squires din set at 7. Also is factory recommended mounting point best location? I won't be riding switch. Thanks again, very helpful!
You're very welcome!
If you like Marker which I always have, I recommend the Marker Griffon 110mm. If you currently use a Squire which is a little light for a guy your size then jumping all the way up to the Jester isn't necessary. Jester starts at a 6 DIN, but either Griffon or Jester will be great. Focus more on finding the 110mm brake!! Depending where you get them mounted they may have a brake for you to switch out if unable to find the 110mm. Call first before buying, 130mm is too wide for the SD 110.
You could also go for Look Pivot 14 in the 115mm brake size. Great bombproof binding with many safety features and a little easier to step into than Markers.
Another option is Salomon STH2 WTR13 in the 115mm brake width. They make it in a cool green to go with the wild orange or a silver/black/white. Good platform for wide skis like the Griffon.
Good choices around just make sure you find the right brake width. Get as close to the 110mm waist width as you can.
More than happy to help!!
Like others below I'm looking ahead...
Like others below I'm looking ahead for next season while prices are lower. I'm 6'4"-220 lbs. intermediate wanting to progress. currently on Rossi E88 in a 178. ski the east coast. Looking for something when we get snow, trees, bowls, and to use out west a week of two a year. SD 110 in a 186? q105? rocker 108? sorry for similar questions from previous ppl, just not sure.
I'm starting to wonder if there is a LINE conspiracy going on, lol.
186 SD110 will work great! So will the Q105 in a slightly narrower form. Either of these two will provide more all mountain versatility than the Rocker 2 108, especially on groomed snow. So it really depends what you are looking for.
You can see me helping gcoaster below in regards to the Rocker 2, slightly more powder specific.
SD110 will have a tighter turn radius than the Q105, but with the Salomon being a touch narrower overall it's edge to edge quickness will offset that a bit. The q105's tail doesn't have quite as much rocker in it vs the SD110, so it won't be a surfy. I think the q105 will be a touch stiffer than the Sick day so a little extra power in crud.
You will get more float from the Sick Day and the Rocker 2 based on width alone. The Q105 will be a better crud/tracked out snow performer, it will sit down and power through easier.
You honestly can't go wrong with any of them but if you only want to pack one pair of skis on a trip I think SD or Q105 are the more versatile choice. Rocker 2 108 if you want a huskier deep snow fun machine.
You will go for the 185cm + in lengths.
I'm looking to get my new...
I'm looking to get my new setup for next season while discounts abound. I'm a true intermediate skier (level 6) looking for my fresh snow/ tree ski. I ski east and west and am looking for something fun and easy to ski on powder days and in the glades as I am ready to tackle more of the mountain.
I'll ski Colorado, Utah, and Vermont next year. So for a true intermediate what would be the best option for soft snow and trees that's easy to ski? I'm 5'11" 180 lbs
Line SD 110
Rossi Soul 7
Salomon Rocker2 108
Something else? Thank you!
You could close your eyes, throw a dart at anything you mentioned and never look back. All great skis for sure. At this time of year finding the correct length may limit your choices.
Rossi Soul 7 is the same exact ski for next season so finding a deal might not be that easy. The others are hit and miss depending on length.
Sick Day 110 is a great choice for intermediates - experts. The SD110 will be the most traditional feeling of anything mentioned but with a 2013-2014 flare to it. Plenty of tip rocker to keep the tips up and little tail rocker to allow it to smear and play. Once you adjust to the width you will find it performs pretty well on the groomers as well.
Obviously Soul 7 was a huge hit this year, especially for intermediates to advanced skiers wanting to get into all the technology skis offer today. I do not recommend it for strong, heavy, aggressive, and expert level skiers. But for everybody else that's looking for light, surfy, playful, it's a hit. Size up!!
I have a couple limited reviews on the SFB here on Backcountry, love the ski but I never got a chance to play with them in deep snow. They are my sons skis and he mounted them a little forward for my liking when it's deep. The 184cm will not be enough ski out front for me, very center balanced. Everything else on the hill was a blast on the SFB, fun ski!
Salomon rocker 2 108 is a very under rated ski in my opinion. It's a little heavier than the Soul 7 and SD 110 but that's what makes it a pretty good ski when it's all tracked out. It's a little more stout I felt. I think you will find the other skis better performing on groomed snow but anything soft the Rocker 108 will be great. I even saw a pair of 182cm here on sale if that helps:)
It will help us if we know what skis you currently are on and what length. More information is always better when recommending gear online.
Let me know if you have any other questions,
Thank you for the help SF, maybe I should pick from a hat :)
From other reviews I've been leaning toward either the SD 110 or the Soul 7. I just wasn't sure if either was more appropriate for an intermediate still learning.
For those two can I get your thoughts on sizing? I'm 5'11 180 but still learning and a true intermediate so I've been a little unsure on sizing. Most charts put me right around 180-ish.
Currently have Rossi Exp 83 and Salomon BBR 8.9 which have been great learning tools but I want something a bit wider for fresh snow and fun and playful for trees. They will be used from Steamboat to Jay Peak next year.
I don't think anybody will say either of those is more suited to an intermediate over the other. Both very forgiving skis.
I recommended the SD 110 to an older friend of mine at the end of this year. He's 65 years old and a good intermediate skier, he loved the last ski I chose for him(Prophet 98) so sticking with Line made sense. He's 6'2" 190lbs and bought the 179cm. He's not aggressive enough and didn't want to jump up to the 186cm.
At your size and ability level I think the 179cm will be a good choice. Line does measure a little short but it's 142mm rockered shovel and 110mm waist will float just fine. When you feel your ability progresses then going up to the longer sizes makes sense at 180lbs. I'm 6'1" 178lbs and could easily ski the 179cm on deep days as long as I wasn't charging hard. If you avoid moguls and tight spots, ski big mountains, and want maximum float then going 186cm would be ok too.
Rossi Soul 7 ski extremely short!! I've never heard of anyone buying them too long but I here people that buy them too short. Being a true intermediate at your size this one is a little tougher for me, but I'm going to recommend the 188cm. So much more rocker in the tip and still more rocker in the tail vs the SD110. I know you might be thinking I'm crazy but the 180cm Rossi will ski a lot shorter than the 179cm Sick Day.
I know the Rossi got all the hype this year but remember the Sick day 95 got ski of the year from Skiing Magazine. The 110 is same ski in a wider dimension.
Maximum float, surfiest and smeariest, super light, softer overall flex go Rossignol Soul 7 in 188cm. More of a new school approach to skiing.
More of a traditional feel on your feet, better in busted up snow and crud, and better on groomed snow for an intermediate in my opinion. I also believe the SD110 will help you improve your technique better than the Soul will, especially at speed. 179cm, but you can probably handle the 186cm if you prefer longer skis and truly want this as a powder ski.
Thanks alot SF, this is really super helpful! Still a tough decision but I feel like I can't go wrong with any of them. Slightly leaning toward the SD 110 right now but still considering the Soul 7 and possibly the Rocker2 108.
Can you share a few more thoughts on the Rocker2? I do like that the 182cm in that ski seems a perfect size for me. But we all have to use groomers to get to the good stuff so if its not great there that could be an issue for me.
The Salomon has the least amount of camber under the foot in comparison to the other two. It will also have the strongest wood core. I think the other two will be easier for an intermediate to roll up on edge and carve on anything groomed. The 182cm is a very good length but remember there is a lot of tip and tail rocker in the Salomon. So if you compare it to the SD 110 in the 179cm the running surface on anything firm will be less.
Look at the Salomon Rocker 2 108 profile here on Backcountry, It's description of the ski is very good. Husky is what I would say in comparison to the other skis, but not husky in a way of demanding.
Again it depends what you are wanting this ski to do for you. If you want to only pack one ski with you on vacation or just a day trip to the hill with 6" or more of fresh the SD or Soul would be more versatile.
If you want a ski to just play in the deep, handles the busted and tracked out snow great, and willing to give up a little bit of groomed snow performance then Salomon will be awesome.
Or just bag all the ones above and buy a 185JJ, still some left on Backcountry I think. LOL, sorry but I just had to throw that out to confuse you. I'm good at that.
Hope that helped.
Hey SF, you have been a tremendous help thanks again! I'm actually now leaning toward the Rocker 2 since this will be my CO, UT, VT fresh snow ski and although it may give up groomer performance it will be very good at all others. When I buy something I'll update, too bad can't use em until next season! Thanks.
Hi I ski the east coast in Vermont, and I...
Hi I ski the east coast in Vermont, and I was wondering whether I should get the Sick Day 95, and then rent the 110's on the deep pow days, or if I should get the 110's. These are my 2 best options, however I was also wondering if the Volkl bridge would a better option? By the way, I spend most of my time in the glades and on moguls, but I spend some time on the groomers and a little park too. Thanks!
Hey there Jonathan,
East coast typically does not get that much snow except for this last year you lucky dog. So based on that, plus you like to spend quite a bit of time in moguls I would say go for the SD95 or the Volkl Bridge over the SD110.
I could give a little better advice if I know what you are currently skiing on and the length. Also how big are you?
If you are coming off of a pretty narrow ski without any rocker then staying SD95 or Bridge will be a blast even in some deep snow. On the other hand if you are currently skiing newer technology and wide then jumping up to the SD110 could be the way to go.
Remember the Sick Day series are not twin tips, the tail has slight tail rocker but not great for a lot of switch park riding. Both have a progressive flex pattern. Very soft shovel then stiffer throughout. Surfy but not buttery like a Sir Francis Bacon.
I spent quite a bit of time this year on 186 SD 95, the 110 is exactly the same ski but wider. I don't have any experience on the Bridge but I never hear anything negative about them, great all around ski.
If you are a conservative intermediate-advanced skier that wants a wider ski to make life easier on deep days then go SD 110 and give up a little edge to edge quickness on groomed snow and in the moguls.
If you are an aggressive advanced-expert skier that wants a more nimble, quick, agile mogul ski that will be more fun on groomed snow then I think the SD95 or Bridge is the one. If you size them right you will be surprised how well they perform in a foot of snow. Then add a more dedicated powder ski towards the end of next season. JJ, SFB, Shiro, Volkl one, Salomon Rocker series, etc...
Sorry for the long post but wanted to give you as much information as I could in one shot. Hope that helps.
Thanks ski freak, I am 5-3.5 and about to grow, so recently I have been renting and I was on some 64 underfoot rossingol ski from my nearest ski shop. They weren't bad but I sank right through even the smallest amount of pow. I think based on your information, I will go with the bridge or sd 95 and rent a wider ski on some of the deeper days. I don't do very much park, so I was wondering if the camber on the se 95 would be better than the full rocker profile of the bridges? Thanks for your advice. Btw the last skis I was on were 145, but I could probably now ski something bigger, especially by next season.
You should easily be able to handle the 163cm Bridge and if you really wanted to make sure you had the ski for a longer period of time the 171cm might be the better option depending on your weight. Being that your current skis are 145cm jumping all the way up to the 171cm could be overwhelming, but all depends on your ability level.
Recommending length for assuming a growing teenagers is always difficult. I have four kids and still struggle at times. My last pair of skis I bought for one kid were the perfect size when I bought them and this year he hit a growth spurt. They will be too short next season, bummer! He's now 5'5" 120lbs and 15 years old, great skier/park kid. His current ski is a 165cm Atomic Panic and I wish they were longer. Just threw that it in for a reference for you.
Don't be afraid of sizing up on twin tip skis with even a small amount of rocker. Full rocker skis like the Bridge, or even with the Sick Days camber/rocker profiles. Once you adjust to the length you won't look back, especially if growing.
You really can't go wrong with The Bridge or SD95, Bridge might be a touch more powerful due to the fact that it's a Volkl and slightly surfier. SD95 will feel a little more normal to you due to its camber under the foot, quicker edge to edge but not quite as good riding switch and playing in the park. Just remember if you don't weigh enough either of these skis might be a little stiff at first and take some time to adjust.
I'm not sure how old you are and how much you weigh but you could also look at skis like Atomic Vantage Panic, Salomon Threat, Atomic Theory, Nordica Soul Rider, etc.. But again really hard to go wrong with the Bridge if you can find some deals and get the correct length.
Lot of information to absorb.
Thanks for all the help ski freak, if i find something different and need some more advice, I'll be sure to ask you!
Line Sick Day 110 + Fairy Meadows Hut
Heli in and heli out with a week of ski touring in an absolutely awesome location. This is my first "tech" setup, and it really compliments the Sick Day 110 nicely. Light, strong, and versatile, I wouldn't change any part of my gear if I were to do it again.
How does the 179cm sick day 110 stack up...
How does the 179cm sick day 110 stack up against a 185cm JJ in terms off all around use? I don't ever ride switch unless by accident but curious if the JJ lovers like myself have spent any time on the SD 110. I know they have to be smoother and more damp than a JJ but can they carve as good as my JJ? Any die hard JJ fans know how good a JJ can carve so curious if the sick day can hold its own or is it to soft in the middle?
I have both JJ and Line Sick Day 95s. To be honest I thought the JJs were the bomb and I guess if the snow comes down hard I will jump on them again. However the line Sick Day 95s, to me are quite a experience. I love them. Great in bumps, crud, powder. Very quick turners and on piste the JJ is not in the picture. I have skied 10 days on them this season and love them. Saying all that I am currently in Whistler and the snow conditions have probably suited the 95s so far.
I skied a sick day 95 last night in a foot of heavier powder next to my AKjj and I was amazed at how fun the 95 was. It was a 186cm so plenty of length and float but was blown away how easy, surfy, and how fun it was. So I can imagine the 110cm would be great in comparison to my regular JJ, maybe even in the 179cm.
the easy surfer
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The sickday ski is so much fun to ski! it is easy and surfy and it really lets you lean on its tip without any worries about going over the top, or the tip hooking up. not to mention it is great for photographs with the SICKDAY base graphic a compliment to any shot. The SICKDAY is much thinner in the tail and does not have a trew twin tip, it is meant for going forward but I have been able to land switch on it when I want. It is also mounted more traditionally than other skis I ski, and I love it. I go forward about 97% of the time and having a ski designed for going that direction is great!
Fun & light quiver killer
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've got mine mounted with my first Dynafit bindings and have found them to be a really fun and reliable touring setup. Versatile turn shape allows you to go from bouncing through tight spots to surfing into wide open terrain. Taper, early rise, camber and sidecut all come together to provide a predictable, intuitive nature to the ski. It's got good energy and pop, but does have an eventual limit in terms of torsional rigidity- but for me that's been a rare experience. Overall, this is an energetic take-me-anywhere kind of ski that encourages you to flow and play with the terrain rather than destroy it.