$900 D: 150-105-138mm R: 15m
The Line Sakana draws its DNA from the fatter, softer Pescado, which is intended as a directional, powderspecific ski. At 105 millimeters underfoot, the Sakana is aimed at being more versatile in variable conditions. Immediately you notice the swallowtail, or as Line calls it, a “Tail Knockout,” and the low profile tips. With a mount point shifted back, the ski has a substantial amount of effective edge. Ample camber provides suspension and pop, while the flex and radius are extremely complementary, allowing you to carve the ski in different turn shapes instead of scrubbing or pivoting. After several hours skiing the trees at Red, I became a firm believer. The Sakana is a laminate ski with a carbon/flax weave and a core comprised of paulownia and maple. Bottom line, I’d love to have a pair of these skis in heavy rotation for soft conditions.