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Line Supernatural 115 (2016)

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2016 Line Supernatural 115

Rating: 3.06 / 5
Price: $940.00
Year: 2016
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 115
Tip/Tail/Waist: 145-115-131
Lengths: 179,186,192

Stability at speed: 3.40 / 5
Hard snow performance: 1.85 / 5
Crud performance: 3.38 / 5
Flotation: 3.55 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.85 / 5
Overall: 3.06 / 5

From Line, testers have come to expect skis that are light, forgiving, and playful, sometimes to a fault. But here's what one tester called a "refreshing surprise." The Supernatural 115 is a serious ski for serious skiers: hefty, strong, and as stable at speed as almost anything in the category. The Line exuberance is still there, but the 115 earns its medal with surprisingly intuitive performance. Moffatt: "Unusually friendly for a big, heavy twin tip. A hard charger with an interesting balance of surfy and aggressive."

NOTES: The Supernatural 115 is the widest ski in the Supernatural series, specializing in powder with its 145 mm tip, 115 mm waist, 131 mm tail, and 21 m radius. It shares several technologies with the entire Supernatural series (see below), but also has a couple of unique aspects to it: Metal Matrix technology integrates die cut metal titanal laminate designed to stiffen the ski and give it more power for those extra burly runs, and Fatty Base & Edge technology uses—you guessed it—thick edges and bases, designed for extra durability and longer lifespan. For something similar but skinnier, check out the other models from the Supernatural series.

The Supernatural series focuses on a wide variety of skiing styles by way of its five different models. Whether you're looking for powder or hardpack, Line has designed a Supernatural ski intended to take it on. Maple Macroblock cores are designed to be extra durable through the integration of maple stringers (strips of maple wood) surrounded by aspen wood. Directional Flex integrates a softer tip and stiffer tail, designed to initiate turns well while maintaining stability throughout the transition into the next turn. Five Cut technology combines five different sidecut designs, intended to collectively simplify turn initiation and grip.

Line, founded in 1995, is based in Seattle, Washington.

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