Line Skis Mr. Pollard's Opus (2014)


Rating: / 5
Price: $880.00
Year: 2014
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 141
Tip/Tail/Waist: 144-118-141
Lengths: 178, 185, 192

Line says the Opus, now in its third season, is "gaining Momentum like crazy." Line athlete Eric Pollard (who's lucky to have two legs after his 2012 brush with Soviet-era medicine during a trip to Sochi, Russia) builds the Opus to suit his skiing style. He's a guy who likes to set an edge, so there's less of the loose, smeary tip taper that characterizes Line's new Sick Day series and other newschool powder surfers, and more active edge in the snow. And where the Sick Day cores are built for weight savings, the Opus sports Line's sturdiest, densest Maple Macroblock core, which combines full-length strips of maple surrounded by lighter-weight aspen. It's still a symmetric-flex twin-tip with moderate tip taper, pronounced tip-and-tail rocker a 118-mm waist - plenty buoyant and playful in powder. Pollard himself mounts the Opus forward (20 mm behind center) for bi-directional playfulness, but Line recommends a more traditional -60 mm mounting point for more traditional ripping. It's a full-sidewall, glass-reinforced laminate construction, for reassuring edge grip and liveliness without the weight of metal. Line's ThinTip technology keeps the tip profile slender and supple for shock absorption and reduced swing weight. Not only was the ski itself designed by Pollard, it also features his artwork on the topsheet.