Line Chronic (2017)

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Price: $625.00
Year: 2017
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 92
Tip/Tail/Waist: 121-92-117
Lengths: 164, 171, 178, 185

The 2017 Line Chronic, which returns unchanged, is a midfat, bi-directional, all-mountain twin-tip. Designed to go forwards or backwards, it's built with symmetrical flex and near-symmetrical sidecut (121-92-117). It's core is all wood, for durability and responsiveness. It's subtly rockered tip and tail, for soft-snow flotation and terrain-smoothing shock absorption, but traditional camber underfoot gives it hardpack carving skills as well. Line Skis, founded in 1995 by early independent ski-making entrepreneur and twin-tip inventor Jason Levinthal, is a subsidiary of K2, which, along with Volkl, Dalbello, and Marker, is a subsidiary of the Jarden Group, which was itself purchased by the Newell Rubbermaid consumer-products conglomerate in 2016. Based in Seattle, Wash., Line manufactures its skis in China. Sister brands include K2 and Full Tilt. -J.C.