Line Skis Influence 115 Skis 2012

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Line Skis Influence 115 Skis 2012: Line has brought you a powerful, hard charging ripper of a big mountain ski; the Line Skis Influence 115 Skis are quick, nimble, and float effortlessly to enjoy the entire mountain in all conditions. A rigid sidewall and the Metal Matrix™ give the Line Skis Influence 115 Skis untouched control and stability for high speeds and big lines, while a slightly softer flex and increased Early Rise™ in the tip make the ski fun in powder, soft snow, and mixed conditions. The Influence 115 is truly one ski that will never let you down.

Product Details

Shape

Early Rise™ Tip: the Line Skis Influence 115 Skis have 25cm x 6mm rise that starts earlier so the tips rise effortlessly out of powder and stay on top without needing to sit back.

P-Cut™ Geometry is a 5-radius sidecut with the tightest radius in the tip for effortless predictable turn initiation at any speed.

Construction

Sidewall™ construction consists of ABS plastic walls over the edges to absorb impact and vibrations for a solid, smooth feel.

Metal Matrix™ is a die cut titanal laminate that provides more power and grip where you need it under foot and at the tips, while reducing weight where you don’t.

Sintered Fatty Base & Edge are extremely durable and impact resistant

Flex

Maple Macroblock™ Core is made from the widest and highest quality Maple laminates for long lasting camber and energy. This 100% tip to tail wood core is the lightest, most durable in the universe.

Directional Flex has a softer tip that floats and initiates turns easily with a stiffer tail that provides reliable and powerful turn exits and stability.

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width that is equal to the ski waist width and at most 15 mm wider.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip More 
  • Warranty: 1 Year More 
Size (cm) 172 179 186
Tip Width (mm) 153 153 153
Waist Width (mm) 115 115 115
Tail Width (mm) 142 142 142
Turning Radius (m) 19

Other Notes

Line Skis products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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Line Skis Influence 115 Skis 2012
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great flotation (7)
  • Smooth ride (6)
  • Good grip (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Good carving ability (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Powder skiing (5)
  • Downhill (4)
  • Groomed terrain (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (4), Expert (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Big,Bad and Bombproof

By 

from Anchorage Alaska

About Me Advanced

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Pros

  • Great Flotation
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Line Skis Influence 115 Skis 2012:

      Demoed a ton of skis in this 100-115 width during a this big snow year in Alaska. Skied everything them from waist deep to sheer ice and they are awesome. They seem perfect for Coastal conditions. They are a little squirly on really icy hardpack so you have to ease off the throttle a bit but otherwise great. Im 6-2 225lbs, ski black and some double black and have the 186's. Great choice for pushing yourself and building confidence in deeper and steeper.

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      5.0

      Versatile!!

      By 

      from Washington State

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      Pros

      • Good Carving Ability
      • Good Grip
      • Great Flotation

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • Powder

      Comments about Line Skis Influence 115 Skis 2012:

      Used at Baker with 11 inches of snow. Conditions ranged to untouched power to chopped crud to groomers as the day progressed. These handled all conditions well. In powder, no nose dive, easy to turn. Handled like a powder ski should. In crud, this ski excels. Powerful, will charge through unlike any other ski I have ever tried. You do need to drive and command the ski, otherwise it will own you. In groomers, holds it edge. Can make any shape turns. It is a heavy ski, but you do not feel it in the snow. A dialed in ride.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One of the Best EVER!!

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      from Seattle

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Carving Ability
      • Good Grip
      • Great Flotation
      • Scratch Resistant
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • Groomed Terrain
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Line Skis Influence 115 Skis 2012:

      This ski is absolutely amazing. I had them out in 11 inches of new powder to very, very firm groomers after rain the previous day. In deep powder, handles great. Great float, no nose dive. Agile and nimble. Once the powder became chopped up, this ski really excels. Just rides over everything, very damp. No getting tossed around. I feel that this is where this ski outshines the rest. On very firm groomers, held its edge and turned like a much narrower ski. I am absolutely shocked by how well it handled the almost icy groomers. I mean this not just for a 115mm waisted ski, but for all skis in general. There is nothing this ski cannot do, and do it well. A little heavy, but I do not feel the weight at all while riding. It is a charger; you do have to ride it aggressively. If you do however, your efforts will be so richly rewarded. One of the best skis I have ever ridden.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Steep and Deep? Charge It.

      By 

      from Stevens Pass

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      Comments about Line Skis Influence 115 Skis 2012:

      This ski has balls. What it lacks in agility the ski makes up for in chargability. Also the Influence make for an excellent landing platform. You could land a 747 on them. The Influence chews up the crud and spits out big, fast carves. I would recommend the Influence 115 for the bigger skier who goes fast and hucks.

       
      5.0

      If Darth Vader skied, this'd be his ride

      By 

      from San Francisco, CA

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      Pros

      • Damp
      • Durable
      • Fast
      • Good Carving Ability
      • Good Grip
      • Great Flotation
      • Smooth Ride
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Graphics scare the ladies
      • Heavy
      • Less than ideal in moguls

      Best Uses

      • Big Mountain
      • Devouring crud and chop
      • Force-choking rebel scum
      • Groomed Terrain
      • Powder Skiing
      • Variable conditions

      Comments about Line Skis Influence 115 Skis 2012:

      Line has redesigned the 115s for 2013 to be more of a straight-lining big mtn ski. Too bad, they had something special with these bad boys: big, damp all-mtn pow skis with backbone that can mix up turn shapes and build confidence on everything from boilerplate to bottomless.

      These things are waaay more agile than you might imagine from their size and Sith-like appearance. My buddies skiing old Mantras have been shocked by how I can hug the side of the trail with quick little slalom turns once these things are up to speed.

      The only limitations of the Influence 115 would probably be performance in steep icy moguls (I defer to my more forgiving Bacons when I wannna actually have fun skiing bumps) and the fact that they are by no means a freestyle ski. Of course that's not what they're intended for, so it's a limitation but not a failure of the design.

      If you're mainly into tricks, zipperlining bumps, or want something with a super playful feel, look elsewhere for a one-ski quiver. Otherwise, aggressive skiers who like to mix it up and want to be ready for pretty much anything will find the 2012-edition 115s nearly impossible not to love.

      Get 'em before they're gone.

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      4.0

      Staunch

      By 

      from Washington DC

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Carving Ability
      • Good Grip
      • Great Flotation
      • Lightweight
      • Scratch Resistant
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

      • Not good in moguls

      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • Groomed Terrain
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Line Skis Influence 115 Skis 2012:

      I had a great day on the Line 115s. They are highly responsive and able to plow through heavy snow, while also providing excellent floatation. When caught on groomers you'll definitely be able to pop between turns.

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      5.0

      Line Influence 115 is INCREDIBLE

      By 

      from ALPENTAL, WA

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • FAAAAAST
      • Good Grip
      • Great Flotation
      • Powerful
      • Smooth Ride
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Groomed Terrain
        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about Line Skis Influence 115 Skis 2012:

        I got these skis with high hopes wanting a ski that would float in the powder but still be strong enough to power through the cascade concrete the day after a powder day and the mountain is all skied out. This ski is exactly what I hoped it would be. They even hold a good edge on the groomers and even the ice. I am so impressed by the terrain that this 115mm waisted ski can bomb through. All the right things in all the right places make this ski my new go to boards for anyday on the hill! Just make sure that you like to go fast because that is what this ski wants.

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        4.0

        Big Boy Skiis

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        from Spokane WA

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Great Flotation
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Powder Skiing

          Comments about Line Skis Influence 115 Skis 2012:

          These are maybe the best skiis I have ever ridden. They seem to turn with a thought rather than an effort. They are strong and I am in agreement with other reviewers in that these skis require you to ski them, or they will ski you. Today was the first time I have ever skied wide skiis, and I felt comfortable right away. I definetly will have to get in better shape to keep up with these boards, but that is not the ski's fault. These 115's motor through the deep and heavy and due to recent dumps here in E Washington I have yet to ski them on ice but other reviewers have skiied some boiler recently and they say they do well there too. I was playing in the margins of the runs like I was 20 again, and I have had 20+ seasons since then. I did upgrade recently with new Lange 120RX boots, and those definetly made a difference, but these skis just Rock. I probably would have given this 5 stars but I know that the ski industry is awake again and the new stuff is most likely to only get better.

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          5.0

          I'm the Best Skier on This Mountain, Wat

          By 

          from Stevens Pass

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          Comments about Line Skis Influence 115 Skis 2012:

          If you are not the best skier on the mountain these skis will give you the confidence to act like you are. Line's thick Maple Block Core provides rock solid stability underfoot. A slight rockered tip provides easy turn initiation with killer flotation.

           
          4.0

          Influence 115

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          from Stevens Pass

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          Comments about Line Skis Influence 115 Skis 2012:

          The 115 is powerful, stable and a great ski for wide open bowls. It requires a bit more effort, meaning it likes to be skied hard or it skis you. But if you like to push it the 115 is up for any challenge you put it up to and then some. At slow speeds it's nice to have that tuned up tail making it easy at slow speeds.

           
          4.0

          Rip Stick

          By 

          from evo

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          Comments about Line Skis Influence 115 Skis 2012:

          This ski demands to be driven hard. The combination of wood and metal in this ski allows it to be pushed to the limit of near insanity. This ski can float very well, but still track very well getting back to the lifts. It is a little bit heavier than other similar skis, so it is definitely not for the faint of heart. Oh, and all black graphics definitely add style points.

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