Line Supernatural 92 (2016)

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Rating: 3.04 / 5
Price: $750.00
Year: 2016
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 92
Tip/Tail/Waist: 127-92-115
Lengths: 165,172,179,186

Stability at speed: 2.88 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.63 / 5
Crud performance: 3.45 / 5
Flotation: 2.88 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.23 / 5
Overall: 3.04 / 5

Testers have come to expect a loose and surfy experience from Line, and the Supernatu- ral's high scores for Playfulness reflect that. But while it knows how to make the most of soft snow and powder-and is happiest there-it's hardly a gutless skidder. On the feet of a competent skier it has the heft and suppleness to blast through broken snow with mini- mal deflection. Moffatt: "Stiff and powerful enough on the groomed yet lively in bumps. Nice combo."

NOTES: The Supernatural 92 is the skinniest model in the Supernatural series (tied with its lighter version, Supernatural 92 Lite), with a 127 mm tip, 92 mm waist, 115 mm tail, and 19.6 m radius. It's intended to mow through powder when it needs to, but it's slightly more targeted towards hardpack. This is much thanks to two things: 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 Thin Tip technology lightens the tips, designed to reduce swing weight and chatter. For something similar but wider, check out the other models in 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.