Line Skis Pandora (2014)

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Rating: 2.64 / 5
Price: $810.00
Year: 2014
Level: 4
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 125
Tip/Tail/Waist: 142-110-125
Lengths: 162, 172

Stability at speed: 2.44 / 5
Hard snow performance: 1.63 / 5
Crud performance: 2.47 / 5
Flotation: 3.21 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.97 / 5
Overall: 2.64 / 5

Line readily admits that its women's skis are copies of men's skis in its collection with female-specific graphics. The Pandora, which used to be a "pinked" version of the Influence 115, is now based instead on the narrower, more playful Sick Day 110, but with a lighter, all-aspen core. As with the men's version, its 110-mm waist width and lighter weight make it a likely candidate for sidecountry freeriding with an AT binding.

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Line Pandora (2011)

Pandora’s customer? The deepseeker. With a 115 mm waist—by far the fattest women’s ski in the test—and an early-rise, tapered tip that won’t hook up harshly in fluff, it’s a powder specialist, to be sure, ranking No. 2 in Flotation. The Pandora doesn’t so much turn as drift, smearing easily through trees and down steeps until the rider finds herself, smiling uncontrollably, at the bottom. It’s forgiving, too, making it a good option for powder novices. As for Hard-Snow Grip, where it scored last among winners...well, it’s a powder ski, people. Go find some. “Really sweet in the deep. Perfect for powder only,” said Wilde.

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Line Pandora (2010)

Category: Women's Powder Super Wide; Category ranking No. 2; Average score 3.75; Balance of skills: 3.64; Best for: Heli trip; Not for: A balanced diet: Does not like groomed