Amar P.wrote a review of Line Influence 115 Ski on March 31, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Yesterday I demoed the Influence 115, Atomic Automatic and Line Sick Day. (all 179 cm) Would've liked to include the new Super 7, but it wasn't available.
5'6"; 140lb. Mt Hood Meadows; 5in new; 25in in the last three days. 25-30deg. Looking for a ski to replace my Rossi S7(178), which I've been on for the last four seasons. Great ski in the powder, but I want something more stable at speed.
All 3 were an improvement over my S7's. I thought the influence 115 would be a bit too much ski for me, however it ended up being my favorite by far. It felt incredibly smooth going fast through powder and heavy crud. It inspired confidence to take jumps and little cliff drops. Just as quick and maneuverable through the trees as the others(this surprised me). Able to make loose surfy turns, but not as loose as the Automatic. On groomers it railed, but took more work than the others to get up on edge. Overall this ski made skiing easier and put a smile on my face.
The Automatic was a little better at making loose surfy turns, but was more chattery and harder to control at speed in crud. I suspect the Automatic may be a little better in a couple of feet of dry powder, but can't say for sure.
The Sick Day felt very light and snappy. Fun ski but not nearly as stable as the Influence. Floated very well in pockets of powder, but not as surfy as the Automatic.