Line Sick Day Tourist (2017)


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Price: $950.00
Year: 2017
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 102
Tip/Tail/Waist: 135-102-120
Lengths: 179, 186

The Line Sick Day Tourist, which debuted in 2016 and returns unchanged for 2017, is a tour-specific version of the Sick Day 102. It's built with the same shape and rocker profile, but with a lighter core, weighing in at 1,560 grams, significantly lighter than the regular Sick Day 102 (1,900 grams). Also different: it gets Line's Shockwall sidewalls, which have a layer of rubber sandwiched by hard ABS plastic for a softer edge feel. Line's Sick Day collection includes three models of directional all-mountain freeriders in waist widths of 110, 102, and 95 mm, plus a lightweight backcountry touring model of the 102, the Sick Day Tourist. All are built for medium flex, with slight twin tails (not to loose, not too edgy) and traditional aft-of-center sidecut waisting and mounting points. (For skis with more center-mounted freestyle performance, see the Freestyle collection-Mordecai, Bacon, Wallisch, etc. For even stronger, edgier freeride performance, see the Supernaturals.) The three all-mountain Sick Days are built with Line's Capwall construction: low sidewalls supporting a soft-flexing cap, for a medium-edgy performance. All have full wood cores (maple and aspen) for durability and responsiveness. The Tourist gets Line's lightweight Cloud Core, a mix of airy foam reinforced with wood. All Sick Days are rockered in the tip and tail for soft-snow smeariness, with camber underfoot for hardpack carvability. All are sold flat. 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.