Line Soulmate 98 (2015)

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Rating: 2.89 / 5
Price: $750.00
Year: 2015
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 98
Tip/Tail/Waist: 132-98-123 (165)
Lengths: 158, 165, 172

Stability at speed: 2.95 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.67 / 5
Crud performance: 3.21 / 5
Flotation: 3.12 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.42 / 5
Overall: 2.89 / 5

The returning Soulmate 98 is a female complement to Line’s long-running Prophet 98. Its features the same construction as the Prophet, with a softer-flexing, lighter-weight core-a blend of aspen and fir-and a feminine graphic. Like the Prophets, it’s for the skier who wants a more traditional, edgier feel, the better to set and edge and carve. It features Line’s Capwall construction, which combines low sidewalls, for positive edge grip, with cap structure on top, for an added measure of soft-flexing forgiveness. Partial metal laminates add some dampness and torsional rigidity for high-speed calm and power. There’s full camber underfoot for enhanced carvability and rebound, along with a bit of rocker in the tip for soft-snow buoyancy and shock-absorption. It’s only sold flat (no binding) and is designed to be mounted traditionally, rather than centered.