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Catch the worm.

Despite winning awards galore, the Line Sir Francis Bacon just seems to get better every year. Pollard takes it to the next level for 2010 by adding early rise tip and tail for even more float in the deep stuff. The fat all-mountain/powder shape will have you jibbing all over the mountain any day of the week, but you better get up extra early on a powder day, because you'll want a full day on the Sir Francis Bacon.
  • Base and edge are twice the thickness of a standard ski for extreme durability and impact resistance
  • ABS sidewalls dampen vibration
  • Maple Macroblock Core for light weight, durability and long lasting camber
  • Symmetric flex at the tip and tail for predictable handling whether riding forward or switch
  • 5 radius sidecut for powerful turn exits and less tail hooking
  • Thin core and sidewall at tips reduces swing weight for easier spinning

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5 5

Perfect west coast all mountain

Long Live Line Skis! They nailed it here.

when do u get the 2012 stock of the...

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when do u get the 2012 stock of the bacons

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2012 ski's should start showing up on the site in June or early July.

Great skis!

Great skis!

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My Bacon's mounted with the 140 rossignol FKS bindings. Best Ski setup I've ever had!

How do you decide on the lenght of your...

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How do you decide on the lenght of your powder skis?

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it all depends on your height weight ski style ability and where you ski If you want a versitile rockered floaty fun ski I personaly recomend the francis bacons they come in good sises too

hey im 21, im a girl. i wish someone could...

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hey im 21, im a girl. i wish someone could help me.. i can not decide between these skis and the pandora.. i know this is a guy ski , thats why i dont know if they will be really heavy for me or not
do u think i should go with these ones or with thee pandoras?? thanks you!

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Alls I know is, we got my female fiancee mens Rossi's this season. Granted, she's a fairly aggressive skier, used to race, and now avoids anything without a second diamond, but she says she'll never think twice about it again...

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I'm also a girl; I rode my buddy's Sir Francis Bacons, 183s...they are a few years old but probably, if anything, heavier than the newer ones. I'm 5'7"/130, and a fairly aggressive skier. They weren't too much ski at all; they were awesome. I'd recommend them to girls who rip.

Line SFB skiing some Whistler pow.

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Janruary 2011. Backside of Harmony on Whistler mountain. Small Avalanche at the end.

5 5

Incredible Ski

Took this ski out for the first time at a 10 day trip at Alta. Had hard pack groomer days, 4-5 inches of powder, and straight wet ice and this ski destroyed everything. Took me about 2 runs to really get it dialed in, but you can make any turn you can think of. You can smear the turn, rail on edge, and even straight-line. Durability is not the best, but thats ok. They're also super light for such a fat ski. And the graphics, beautiful. I get complimented almost every other chair lift ride. Overall, these could be a perfect one ski quiver for people who live out west/a powder ski because of the nice rocker (no chatter with these). Btw, I'm 6'0 and got the 182. Definitely the right size for anyone above like 5'8.

4 5

Sweet Skis

I love the skis, they rip in the powder and all over the mountain. The tails are a bit wide for making turns through moguls, as they were designed for riding switch. And like everyone else is saying the top sheet durability is not the best - I clicked my skis together on the lift on the first day I had them and cracked the top sheet.

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Call Line about this...they might warranty them out.

Yet another size question. I'm 5'8, 140...

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Yet another size question. I'm 5'8, 140 lbs. expert skier and am looking for a pow/crud ski. I like to ski switch and want something that I can use for BC jibbing, too. I also plan on growing this season. Maybe an inch or two. Should I go for the 172 or 182?

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Well obviously if your looking at it from a jibbing aspect the 172 looks like the better option. But i think were it's only 182 it would be just fine for you. At 182 you will get some more float and be able to charge the crud. Where Eric Pollard wants you to mount it is surprising close to the center. So with my 2011 Bacons i have had no problem spinning and jibbing with them.

Well I'm stuck between these and a pair...

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Well I'm stuck between these and a pair of obseths. Looking to do mainly touring. Will mount them with dukes. I live on the east. Don't do a lot of touring and will mainly go when the conditions are pretty good. Also will be my pow ski when we get the epic east coast dumps that people always here about (sigh...). I already have a pair of blends, was thinking about getting another pair with dukes but wanted to know what others thought about the sfb and obseth. stats: 5'4", 150lbs, advanced/expert. Love charging. Getting into bc jumps Thanks a lot

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look at the JJ. the JJ is lightweight for touring but also floats well, is super nimble and is stiffer than the bacon and the Obsethed so it would be good for charging. the Obsethed would be better for what your looking to do if you jut want the Obsethed or Bacon.

I am 5'8" 190 will the 172 be to short? ...

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I am 5'8" 190 will the 172 be to short? I live on the east coast so do get powder days but limitted. But going to Tahoe in the spring for a week.

Thanks
Chris

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the 172 should be perfect for you, I hope that is what you got...

I'm 5'10", 220 lbs. Ski The Bird primarily-ski...

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I'm 5'10", 220 lbs. Ski The Bird primarily-ski everywhere but not crazy- don't do backcountry except for this site (badda-bing! I gotta million of em...)soooo, ski Dynastar now and really like them. But, I'm looking for a fatter, new ski and I'm open minded. So, here are the questions;
Looking at the Line Prophet 100 and/or the Line SFB...the SFB is only available in 172 so that might be a bit short. However, I'm interested in what ya'll may have to say about these two products. What say you?

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Jarrett...skied next years prophet 105 and SFB today. Absolutely loved the SFB, but until they make a longer version I just don't think the 184 is going to be long enough. I would buy the SFB right this very minute if they made a 190.

The prophet is really carvey like a GS ski. Some people like that and others might not.

I am 13 years old and need a good powder...

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I am 13 years old and need a good powder ski to teley on. What would be better the lin sir francios bacon or the phrophet 130?

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I have the prophet 130's mounted with hammerheads and have never been happier with a pow ski. Perfect for a tele mount, mounted at pin line center. The tip rocker is awesome, no sinking tips, and they charge through crud. Have enough side -cut and are stiff enough to be good on hard pack, while playful enough to throw down.
Having said that, I am currently looking at mounting this years bacon with axls. They are light and have similar specs to the 130, but with a litttle bit more tip rocker. Both skis are sick for pow, so it really depends what your doing with them. The 130's are very powder specific, while the bacon's will be more of an all-mountain ski.

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would go for the moment bibby pro model for telemark sking tried them last week with rottefella bindings and they were the best telle skis i have tried in the pow.

I am between the Bacons or the JJs. Big...

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I am between the Bacons or the JJs. Big mountain and side country skiing mostly. Tahoe area. Any opinions???

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I love the bacons and all, but with rocker and the JJ they are just absolutely amazing. Go for the JJ

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The JJs are nice but the bacons ride better switch

anyone out there ride these on the east...

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anyone out there ride these on the east coast? I've got an older pair of blends at 90 under foot and they're great but i want to update my gear and have a ski i can take out west once or twice a year and still use back here. i want something that i can rail turns on groomers, hold and edge on ice and crush it in the crud, pow etc...is all that even possible?? appreciate your advice.

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Yes. Although I can't speak for the new bacons with rocker, I had to live in the east last winter and skied my older bacons everyday, so much fun and yes you can lay sick carves on groomers. And they'll be even more fun once you take them west and you won't have any adjustment period. My pipe cleaners sat most of the winter.. go bacon or go home!

Made in China?

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Made in China?

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Lines are made in China.

Lines are made in China.

I have a pair of these (last years - no...

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I have a pair of these (last years - no rocker) in 182. Wondering where to mount them, as I'm 185-190lbs, and 5'10" tall. I want to use them primarily as a powder board, that can still handle most all-mountain conditions (crud, groomers, etc.). Going forwards all the time, and spending little/no time in the park. Would mounting them at the Rec. line make sense for my size? Thanks...

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I'd drop your bindings right on the recommended 'freeride' line. I'm a little smaller than you (5'8" - 140lbs) and mount all my fat twins about 1 to 1.5cm forward of the freeride line. I don't think you would need to make an adjustment. Have fun.

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I am almost the same height/weight and was looking for the same kinda ride as you and ended up mounting them on the line and could not be happier!

Hey
So fortunately I got a job working at...

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Hey
So fortunately I got a job working at Alta this year, and I want to get a pair of powder skis to go with my chronic cryptonites (best ski ever by the way). Do you think I would be better off with the EP Pros or the Sir Francis Bacon if pretty much all my time is gonna be spent in bounds? Thanks!

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Dude if you like Line and you'll be next door at Alta - get the Mo' Ships. No joke. You're going to want that stiffer ski when you start hammering around with the locs. Welcome to the Wasatch dude, it's gonna be killer this year.

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If all your time is spent in bounds I would definitely go for the Bacon! The EP pros are 127 underfoot which is quite a big waist for an all mountain ski. The Bacons are going to be super floaty on days when its dumping, supportive in the crud, and a killer groomer ski when your in the mood. I ride the bacons and love em. You would love the EP Pros as well in pure pow, but I think the more versatile Bacon you will have a great winter on

I'm 5'9", and 155-160 lb. I've never...

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I'm 5'9", and 155-160 lb. I've never ridden the Bacons, but I understand they're a bit stiffer this year - not super floppy. Are they anything like the 2010 Volkl Gotamas? I demoed the goats (170cm) in early 2010 and loved them, but would also like to consider the SFB (172cm) with it's 115mm underfoot for those trips through the trees in CO and NM. Any feedback on the all mountain, groomer, crud ability between these two skis? Thanks for any input regarding these planks.

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dude, your 5'9 and around 160


get 182

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Thanks for your input gaelin, but I'm not sure if the 182 would be out of my league. I skied 186 Volkl somethings and they felt real long. I know the SFB and Goats will not feel as long with their rocker and sidcuts, but through the tight trees I thought the extra length would be a detriment. I actually weighed a fair bit less a year ago too when I tried the goats - only 145 lb. The 170 Gotamas I demoed were the only ones they had to try, but I wished I could have tried the 179 (or whatever the next length is). Regarding length and my abilities, I also live in HOUSTON, where we don't get snow or have mountains, thus I only ski 2 trips a year. I'll ski any slope on piste, but dont enjoy double black diamonds. Through the trees, I stick to easier slopes.

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