Line Pandora (2015)


Rating: 2.85 / 5
Price: $810.00
Year: 2015
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 110
Tip/Tail/Waist: 142-110-125 (162)
Lengths: 152, 162, 172, 179

Stability at speed: 3.05 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.09 / 5
Crud performance: 2.90 / 5
Flotation: 3.73 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.07 / 5
Overall: 2.85 / 5

Line's Pandora, which used to be a "pinked" version of the Influence 115, is now based on the more playful Sick Day 110, but with a lighter, all-maple core (last year it was all aspen). Its 110-mm waist width and lighter weight make it a likely candidate for sidecountry freeriding with an AT binding. Though not specifically part of the Sick Day collection, the series aims for ease of use and accessibility across ability levels in deep, deeper and deepest powder. With "slight-twin" tails and directional sidecut taper and waisting, they're meant to go forward down the mountain-not switch. (Switch riders and powder jibbers might be better served by a true-twin opus or Sir Francis Bacon.) Aggressive tip taper also gives the Sick Days and the Pandora a looser feel in the snow than the opus or Bacon, with less active edge in the snow, and enhanced maneuverability and smeariness. Line builds the Sick Days for light, lively performance, so there is no metal, and Line's ThinTip tech keeps the tip profile slender and supple for shock absorption and reduced swing weight. Metal-free Capwall construction combines light forgiving cap construction on top, resting on low sidewalls over the edges for solidity and grip.