Warrior one, two, and three.
Touting a nimble, buttery, and lightweight construction, the Line Mordecai Ski is the latest installment in Eric Pollard's line of freeride boards with a design that sits somewhere between the Magnum Opus and Sir Francis Bacon. Carving groomers was fun when you were a kid on the race team, but you've since grown out of your GS suit and have come to look at the mountain differently, and the Mordecai is a ski that is more in line with your newly discovered freeski perspective.
Sitting wide with a 114mm waist and early rise tip and tail, the Mordecai is capable of floating some of deepest pow stashes you can sniff out, and the moderate camber underfoot, the ski will still hold a solid edge when you're arcing wide turns between drops and wind lips off-piste. Power is key when you're skiing beyond the beater path days after the last storm, so Line threw in sidewalls to put more power to the edges, but kept the tips thin to reduce swing weight when you're throwing threes of pillow lines and buttering off cat tracks. The Mordecai would probably be disowned from the Line family if it didn't have Line's famous Fivecut sidecut, which blends five different radius shapes into one, resulting in a ski that's intuitive and can be turned just about any way you please.
It would be a disservice to both the creative mind of Eric Pollard and Line's elite team of engineers if we didn't discuss the Mordecai's construction. The core consists of a lightweight full wood core, which utilized Paulownia wood to keep the ski light, lively, and strong, while layers of fiberglass and P-Tex sidewalls help keep the ski solid and stable when you decide to lay them on edge and go. Line ensures the flex of each ski is consistent both in front and behind your boot, so the feel of the ski remains predicable when you're stomping landings switch, or going into big booters backwards. The short 17m radius makes the Mordecai a playful bird that will float over anything and make short, fun turns down tight tree lines and gun-barrel chutes.
- A nimble slasher prepared to tackle the whole mountain
- A versatile 114mm width waist tackles powder and crud alike
- Early rise and camber maintain a playful feel in varied terrain
- Lightweight wood core assures a strong yet lively feel
- P-Tex sidewalls ensure stability and solid durability
- Fivecut design provides a tight turn radius and intuitive ride
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is one of the best skis out if you ask me, i have skied line skis for a long time and think this is one of the more versatile options out there. Extremely fun all mountain ski designed for all types of variable terrain, it excels in soft all mountain terrain with plenty of flex for buttering around the mountain but enough stiffness to rip steep hard lines at your local resort.