brianski2384735 wrote a review of Line Mothership Ski on January 28, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Got the 195s on clearance last spring and just got them mounted, at center point, with Marker Comp 14.0 bindings. Just tried these out last weekend at Schweitzer Resort, ID. "Pend Oreille Premix" rather than "Cascade Concrete." About 8 inches of heavy/semi set, topped with 3 inches (plus equal that of blow in some spots) of semi-light new snow. Choppier and bumpier as the days went on. I'm 52, 235 lbs, and the more I pushed these the better they responded. And boy did they respond. Absolutely crush chopped up, semi-set PNW "powder" to steal a phrase. Was able to just carve through the choppy bumps left after the morning ski out with barely a nudge. Can even butter them if you use a little tail pressure to slide between the trees.
And, as I hoped, significantly more stable at speed than my Solomon Rocker (originals). There is a speed limit, but plenty fast enough for an old fart like me.
I've read a review elsewhere saying they won't carve, but the only times they didn't carve for me was when I wasn't stomping on them hard enough. But press the shin into the front of the boot, and they rail.
The only qualification is that they are heavy and apparently my legs aren't used to that kind of weight. Tuckered out by Sunday afternoon.