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Line Blend (2017)

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Price: $750.00
Year: 2017
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Gender: Female
Waist Width: 100
Tip/Tail/Waist: 132-100-122
Lengths: 171, 178, 185

The 2017 Blend, which returns unchanged, is a midfat, twin-tipped all-mountain generalist designed for equal duty in the park or anywhere on the mountain. It's designed to be traditionally (rearward) mounted, for a more directional flavor than other skis in Line's Freestyle collection. But symmetrical flex pattern makes it amenable to backwards skiing. With its 100-mm waist width, it'll float in all but the deepest powder and carve up Western softpack on days between storms. The Blend is built on a dense maple/aspen core, for durability and responsiveness. It's combination of forgiving cap construction with low sidewalls for edge grip. Metal-free construction keeps it light, lively, and affordable, but the Blend is the highest-priced ski in the Freestyle collection, with an MSRP of $750 and a "street price" of about $600.

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