Line Tigersnake (2017)

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Price: $450.00
Year: 2017
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 88
Tip/Tail/Waist: 113-88-109
Lengths: 157, 164, 171, 178

The 2017 Line Tigersnake, a new addition to the Freestyle collection, is the narrowest model in Line's Freestyle collection, with an 88-mm waist. It's also the least expensive, with an MSRP of $450 and a "street price" of about $350. It's a soft-flexing, forgiving, and affordable cap construction with an aspen core. Healthy doses of rocker in the tip and tail makes it loose in the snow and easy to skid for quick direction changes and speed checks while low camber underfoot gives it some edge grip and rebound energy. Line Skis, founded in 1995 by early independent ski-making entrepreneur and twin-tip inventor Jason Levinthal, is a subsidiary of K2, which, along with Volkl, Dalbello, and Marker, is a subsidiary of the Jarden Group, which was itself purchased by the Newell Rubbermaid consumer-products conglomerate in 2016. Based in Seattle, Wash., Line manufactures its skis in China. Sister brands include K2 and Full Tilt. -J.C.