Tastier than kale and flax seed.
Imagine dropping your entire quiver of skis into an industrial-strength blender and hitting the blend button—the well-balanced smoothie that comes out would be the Line Blend Ski. This tasty concoction is one part all-mountain shredder and two parts freeride slayer with a distinct aftertaste of park and pipe prowess. The Maple Macroblock core consists of two strong and powerful maple stringers complemented by light and poppy aspen to give you the power to point it straight out of chutes and the nimbleness to pivot through trees. The early rise tip and 100mm waist help you float through deep blower and cruise over chopped crud like it's not even there. When it's time to lay things on edge, the traditional underfoot camber and underfoot sidewalls keep your turns powerful and precise, but the hybrid Capwall construction makes sure the Blend stays plenty playful in the park, too.
To eliminate the chatter associated with tip rocker, the Blend's been outfitted with Line's ThinTip technology, which reduces the weight of the tip to reduce vibration for a smoother, more consistent ride and easier turn initiation. It also rocks a fully symmetrical flex pattern for easy, predictable switch riding, and Line's signature 5-Cut, which uses different sidecuts along the length of the ski for smooth turns of all shapes and sizes. It's tough, too, with Fatty base and edges that that can take seasons of abuse without disintegrating.
- A playful freeride skis excel in almost any condition
- 100mm waist width lends all-mountain versatility
- Rockered profile floats through powder with ease
- Camber underfoot lets you lay down turns on hardpack
- Wood core is light, poppy, and delivers a consistent flex
- ThinTip technology reduces chatter and swing weight
- Capwall construction blends light weight with durability
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- Q & A
Terrible Quality -- NOT A PARK SKI
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
If you are a young teenager, you will need to work most of the summer before you can save up enough money to purchase these skis. They are marketed as "the go to freestyle/All Mountain choice for Line's athletes. A light, nimble, and playful blend of all your favorite freestyle skis in one, for slaying all terrain with one ski; from the park to the backcountry." Also, if you are a young teenager, you have probably seen the Line Traveling Circus use the Blend skis at your local ski area. However, BE WARNED!!! These skis will last about 50 hours in the terrain park before the sidewalls give out and you are left with a worthless ski. You will then have your dad call the retailer and, despite the marketing, they will tell you THESE ARE NOT VERY GOOD PARK SKIS and they will also remind you that LINE does not warranty the product for use in the terrain park. It's kind of like buying a Huffy BMX style bike and seeing the sticker that says: "this bike is not for off road use". However, LINE has spent millions on advertising and promotions that have brainwashed you into thinking they are putting out a quality product. If you can spend $500 a month on skis, then go for it. If you think you are buying a quality product that should be able to last at least one season, look elsewhere. BUYER BEWARE!
Some Of The Most Playful Skis Out There!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've been riding the Blend as my primary ski for about 4 years now. I haven't found a ski that is more fun to ride in all conditions. Thanks to the wide waist and lightweight construction they float in powder. Take them in the park and they have a great flex pattern for butters and jibbing. I grew up skiing bumps and not too many skis as wide as the Blends handle bumps that great. These handle bumps and crud with ease. They're basically the epitome of a one ski quiver. Just be aware they are a lighter ski. I'm 150 lbs and I tend to have a laid back skiing style. Even then I've pushed them close to the snapping point a few times when I really start charging a line. My dad took them for a lap at 230lbs and he felt like he was going to snap them on a groomer.