For 2016, the addition of a fourth ski to Line's freeride lineup has led to some tweaks and upgrades to the ubiquitous Sir Francis Bacon. The Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis have emerged from the lab with a slightly slimmed down profile and a crazy light Cloud Core™ of vertically laminated balsa and flax fibers. Having lost weight, the Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis are in the best shape of their lives, with an even more playful and nimble feel than before, yet still managing to maintain their effortless float when the going gets deep. A true all-mountain, all-conditions weapon, the redesigned Sir Francis Bacons quite simply make any type of skiing a whole lot more fun!
Early Rise™ The rise in the tip and tail starts earlier, resulting in easy turn initiation and effortless float in soft snow.
Rocker Profile 9 / 3 / 9 (Early Rise / Camber / Early Rise)
Symmetric Flex™ The same flex pattern in front and behind your boot conforms to terrain equally riding forward & backwards.
5-Cut™ 5 different sized sidecut radius shapes are blended into one, for intuitive control and unlimited turn shapes
Longer Active Edge™ 20% longer sidecut edge length in contact with the snow when turning than others in it's class. MORE GRIP! LESS SLIP!
Sidecut Average 17.4 m
Cloud Core™ End grain and long grain balsa is laminated with vertically oriented flax fiber to create an unbelievably light performance core.
Sidewall Ultra high density polyethylene walls over the edges absorb vibrations for maximum durability & a smooth & solid feel.
1.7 x 2 mm
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.
|Tip Width (mm)||135||135||135|
|Waist Width (mm)||104||104||104|
|Tail Width (mm)||131||131||131|
|Indiv. Ski Weight (g)||1760|
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Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2016:
Historically a go-to all-mountain ski for freestyle-minded skiers, the "SFB" had gone unchanged for three seasons, until now. The redesigned Bacon is a bit narrower, lighter, and noticeably stiffer (especially its tips & tails) than its predecessor, though it's still very energetic, poppy and playful. The ski feels quite comfortable on rails (despite its waist width) and is very nimble in the air, though its near-center mount, light weight, and tight sidecut radius can make it feel a bit twitchy in variable conditions. This isn't to say it can't be skied hard all around the mountain, but at times you'll need to work on staying light on your feet and work with terrain to keep the ride smooth. The Bacon's stiffer flex can be difficult to work, too, so there are better freestyle-oriented, all-mountain options if you're into easy presses and butters.