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The Line Sir Francis Bacon Alpine Ski—fatty, tasty, and perfect on powder mornings.

Everything from shoulder-width chutes to powder-hoarding treelines, wide open bowls and manicured terrain parks are yours to explore when you have the Line Sir Francis Bacon under your feet. Go beyond the resort ropes for bottomless float on Eric Pollard's do-anything-anywhere (but preferably in powder) pro model Line ski. A maple macroblock core gives this ski a resilient, playful feel for smooth turns in the fluff, poppy reaction in tight trees, and amplitude on backcountry kickers. Reinforced Fatty base and edge construction puts the hurt on the mountain instead of the other way around, while the symmetric tip and tail flex zones create a ski that behaves as predictably as possible riding forward or switch.

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Mounting a pair of NTN bindings on these...

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Mounting a pair of NTN bindings on these bad boys , What Drill Diameter do I use?

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Vague

I'm 6 ft 215 lbs. Rode these in 10" day-old Wasatch crud (mix of fresh powder and frozen garbage underneath). Rode both off-piste and groomers.

I found these skis, for lack of a better word "buttery," because while they were stable when I was driving hard in the crud and worked well enough in the powder, I really found them a bit unstable under foot most of the rest of the time. They were chattery on the groomed areas, and vague (indecisive) in the worked out areas of the hill.

I also rode the Icelantic Shaman skis at the same time, and must say I LOVED the Shamans. I liked the Line SFB well enough, but not enough to buy them. I would definitely buy the Shamans.

If I mount Jesters on these bad boys am I...

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If I mount Jesters on these bad boys am I really gonna need 130mm brakes or will the 110mm do the job if I get the shop to bend 'em?

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You don't need that much brake. I've got mine mounted with the 110mm brake on griffons, and just bent the brakes out a few mm's! Easy as pie.
Happy Shredding!

So I just finally got my hands on a pair...

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So I just finally got my hands on a pair of the 08-09 SFB's. Needing a little guidance as to what bindings to drill into these planks! I've been hunting around and struggling finding something with the right brake-width. Any recommendations? I am 6' @ 190lbs. Help me out please!

Could i handle these?I'm 5' 9" and about...

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Could i handle these?I'm 5' 9" and about 140 lbs but can hold it down on anything. I ski fast everywhere, and love to blow through the pow and catch some air. Just wondering if the 182 would be too much for me to handle?

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These skis are not stiff (to say the least), so if you are really aggressive I'd think, despite your height and weight, that you'd be able to handle the 182s.

are these skis off camber?

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are these skis off camber?

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I'm not sure what you mean by off camber, but they have just a slight camber to them with no early rise or rocker, after about 40 days on my pair the camber is just about gone and they have softened up some but they seem to ski better and better every time out. and we just got 9' of powder in the last 3 days so the bacons will being in heaven.

Do these SFB have the delam problem or was...

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Do these SFB have the delam problem or was that last years

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I have never heard of delam problems with this years or last years bacons, I did hear about some minor problems with the 06-07 model year the first year they came out, but since then they extended the core more into the tip and fixed that problem, I have this years and have put tons of hours on them skiing them very hard and don,t even have any top chips in them, they have held-up better then any ski I have ever owened, the bases are so strong, I have landed on rocks doing pillow lines and drops fully expecting edge blowouts and have just small surface scratches on them, so far no problems.

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SFB's a great powder tool

The SFB is a great powder ski and crud buster, but does not excel on packed or icy resort surface. I noted chatter at higher speed on hard pack surfaces. You will experience pow nirvana with these. I do regret the heavier Marker Duke binding choice over Frische free rides which I have used on my other AT skis. The Markers however never surpise you with an unexpected free heel moment. If you are climbing, the FR's are the ideal AT binding.

Just got a pair of SFB's and will use them...

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Just got a pair of SFB's and will use them w/ Spirit 4's & Fritschi Freerides. I ski the bc 95% of the time, so they will be used as a powder ski. I am 6'-0" tall & 185lbs. and a fairly aggressive skier. What is a good mounting spot?

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If you ski switch a lot then +5 or more from trad is a sweet mount, but otherwise + or 3 is a super good all around mounting spot.

Bacon too soft for me? I'm 6-1 220lbs,...

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Bacon too soft for me? I'm 6-1 220lbs, looking for a more dedicated powder ski to go with my 100's. Still want it to handle on the groomers decent as well. Mothership maybe? Something with good float, but can be maneuvered in tight spaces. TIA

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You might be to big for them, they measure out at about 179mm but you could mount them back a little and they might be ok, bacons are not as soft as people think, about the same as the obseth and just a tad softer then the blends, kind of midsoft. Motherships might be to stiff and heavy as a powder ski, how about 130's? they are fat and fun in powder and pretty quick in tree's or wait till next years bacon comes out, rumur is they will be rockered and availible in a longer length.I think if the Bacons come out next year in a high 186-190 ski, I'd be all over it. 130 sounds nice, but I ski primarily in the tahoe basin and rarely get up in bottomless days, not that there have been any of those this year, so I almost feel like a 130 would be overkill/not used much. I've already had a few e-mails into the RD guys at Line about coming out with a Prophet 115..... That would be great for guys my size...I also live in the tahoe area and it has been an odd year, 1 1/2 weeks ago I was floating my bacons in waist deep powder and just 2 days ago it was raining at 8000ft. They are calling for a foot of snow on thursday again, powder for breakfeast on friday, only in tahoe.Well, hopefully they'll be a little coverage on Thurs, because that's my day off, and I'm going up.... I'm just happy that most of the rocks finally got buried, although I was getting sniped periodically when I was up last Wed...

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Great for a first time powder skier

My buddy who normally skis in VT skied these, this is what he said: "I used these skis for 4 days, the second two of which were in 15-20 inches of fresh snow and they were great. They are very heavy skis which made them stable but they are also very flexible, which was helpful to me because I have a tendency to edge too much. The bounce in the skis helped me to even out my turns. They also worked fairly well in groomed snow/crust but don't expect to be able to edge easily as they are zero camber and almost zero cut. Not bad for all around but definitely a set of powder skis."

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MMMMM......Bacon, I like bacon!

For starters(for what it's worth) I'am 6'1" 185 lbs of aggressive skier. I like to go fast and I also like the technical stuff with small drops and like to play in the snow. Now that that is out of the way let's get to business. I thought these were the best all around do everything ski that I have skied. Could be your one ski quiver. I thought the medium(imo)flex was dead on and handled everything with ease. I had about 1-3 feet of powder depending on what part of the mountain I was on and they were awesome! They don't float like a rockered pair but when it's that deep does it matter? Anyway they still float better than a lot of other skis and will turn on dime in the trees and stomp landings with ease. Thought I was gonna over the front once but the skis saved me and I rode away. The groomers were awesome and everything in between was a blast. Granted I only had them one day and it was a powder perfect day I have nothing bad to say about this ski. It Rocks! Just like Bacon!

i just bought these and am getting them...

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i just bought these and am getting them mounted with jesters..where should i mount them? i'm thinking +1, but might go with +2 maybe?5'10", 165

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If your using them as your powder skis mount at rec. line, If you are going to use them more all-mountain go +1 or 2, mine are at +2 and i love them there for all-mountain/powder.

i just ordered these skis, and i'm still...

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i just ordered these skis, and i'm still deciding on a binding..px14, rossi 140ti, or jester?

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I USE PX 14 ON MINE AND LOVE THEM. I don't worry about the plastic toe piece breaking on big drops like griffons have, or prerelease on big landings like salomon's do, i know they won't release until they have to so i can push it harder.

Willie please help- what are your thought...

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Willie please help- what are your thought about the S6 as a backcountry set-up with dukes and the SFB with the deadbolt 15's. Will that be a waste of money, or will the skis be different enough to justify having both of them. I was thinking the Rossi S6 186cm as the backcountry setup because of my size, 6'2, 215lbs, as compared to the SFB?

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I think the bacons would be a better backcountry set up, with the early taper they hook less in powder/soft snow and are lighter and quicker, In my opionion rossie tried to copy the bacon when it came out with the steeze last year same as the s6 this year. The bacon is more versatile then the s6, heck i was riding them in the pipe 2 days ago and they worked great plus they float a little better, I would get 2 pairs of bacons at that price or get 1 and wait till the 2010's come out because they will have a slight early rise/rocker, even better for skinning.If you're getting a two pairs of fat skis, mount the backcountry pair with something other then dukes, fritschis or naxos maybe. The duke just isn't great for the backcountry unless you are using it at the resort all the time as well. Another note, unless you are setting your skin tracks every time you head out in the backcountry, rocker/early rise isn't always a good thing, and reverse camber is definitely bad.

Looking to pick up the Line SFB or the...

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Looking to pick up the Line SFB or the Rossi S6 @ 186, any reasons for one over the other. I'm 6'2", 215Lbs. Looking for a freeride ski that can go anywhere w/ duke binding. Feeling greedy and thinking of getting both and putting 4frnt Deadbolt 15 on SFB, and Duke on S6. Will I end up with the same basic setup except for touring capabilities of the Duke. Are these skis to similar?

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The bacon is softer, fatter, lighter and has the early taper and has more energy to it, sierrasnowboard.com in sacramento has them on sale untiltoday 2/11 for $375- plus free shipping.

thinking of getting a pair of sfb's for...

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thinking of getting a pair of sfb's for the bc, i live in ak. will mount them with fritschi's at bindings.i currently have a pair of bd kilowatts, looking for a wider powder ski. 6'-0" 190lbs. do these skin well? are they pretty versatile? also considering; pontoons, katanas, prophet 130's

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They skin excellent with their early taper, light for their size and super versatile, Just yesterday i floated in the powder, carved high speed GS turns on them and to finish out my day spent about 2 hours in the pipe with them, all while grinning ear to ear. NOW thats versatile.

Bacon vs K2 obSETHed??Just moved to Colorado...

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Bacon vs K2 obSETHed??Just moved to Colorado and I am looking for an every day ski that i can use in the Vail back bowls on those powder days but can also use on the groomers and front side in the ice and crud when it hasn't snowed in a while. At this point I am only an intermediate skier so looking for something that won't be too difficult to control or make turns on. Any advice???

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I think the Bacon is far more versatile than the ObSETHed. It's great in the POW but it also tears up the groomers and terrain park. It's my quiver of one. Great in the terrain park on rails and jumps, awesome for POW shreddin with plenty of width for float and good at straight lining big mountain lines. It has in my opinion the perfect flex, soft enough for the POW yet stiff enough for the groomers and straight lining big lines.I agree, I think the bacon blows the obseth away as a overall ski, I also use it as my one ski quiver, in powder, super stable in the park and lands it's self on jumps and loves to carve on groomers, very nimble for its size, why bother looking else where.

Are you getting the Sir Francis Bacon back...

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Are you getting the Sir Francis Bacon back in stock any time soon?

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I think line is sold out of them or is having a hard time meeting demand.

Willie, I'm bummed that I haven't had any...

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Willie, I'm bummed that I haven't had any powder days up here to really see the playful deep snow ability of them. After skiing Mantra's all the time its hard to get that aggressive hard charging out of me, plus the quickness in the bumps of a lil narrower ski without a wide tail. I remember trying a prophet 100 last year on a deep day and thought it was great but way to turny for a powder ski. Very quick but a little annoying feeling that tail just want to keep turning. Just curious if the bacon has that same feeling in the deep? I mounted the SFB on the midsole mark. The SFB are a light, zippy, energetic ski as far as I could tell in the conditions i've had them in. Just curious if the obsethed's in a 179 have that energetic light feel as well? Would I get the same over the tips feeling on the 179 obsethed with rocker or is a toss up because the SFB's are so much wider?

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Yes they do, imo not as much as the bacons, If you want a less turney powder ski how about the 4frnt ehp or vct. the obseth's are fun all over the mountain and if you loved the 189's you will also love the 179's they ski the same you just won't have to work as hard with them, they are longer then the bacon's because k2's twins all run about 5cm longer then they say, so that might help with the float as well. Both ski's are fun but i think the bacon's are more energetic. This has been a odd winter so far in the sierras also , it dumps 3-4ft. and then gets real warm for 1 or 2weeks and then dumps again and gets warm again, very odd. oh well at least their is snow.

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