Wally Phillipswrote a review of Line Blade Ski on March 11, 2020
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
The Line Blade is a VERY NEW addition to their quiver for those folks who look to rippin' groomers with a smattering of glancing off piste to some pow stashes. The carve factor is certainly there with the very high amount of sidecut (13.8m!!!) along with putting some specifically milled titanal (box map in tip and tail with none underfoot) with their aspen wood core into a sandwich construction. It does rail turns, though it doesn't feel super abrupt which is nice as I expected it to be more impatient in the turn flow.
What the 5CUT radius brings as well in conjunction with the high change between tip-waist-tail and the stout construction is CONTROL. I started doing some DUMB STUFF on this ski just to see what it would do (mach 11 into hard bumps, etc) and I was able to definitively bring this ski back underneath me with relative ease. The float on these is also pretty decent for the waist width due to how mega-wide the tip and tail are and with a tiny bit of upturned tip.
A play ski this is not however as it is so traditional even trying to flick or pivot it is not worth it as it'll catch like mad. Also, I know why this ski doesn't go above 181cm as it is one of the highest grams of weight per cm of length ratio ski that I've been on in some years so size down. Finally, even though the lack of length helps here, pinning through tight hard chop is a big chore.
Overall, a super good option for those folks who love wide open short groomer turns who want to get stashy pow on the outside more than every so often.