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Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013

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If you are looking for a fun, easy to float ski with freestyle feel and ground breaking edge hold, then you are in the right place. The versatile Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis feature the aforementioned characteristics and the work of renowned artist Eric Pollard. With a refined construction and geometry, the Sir Francis Bacon has an even better float than before and feels smooth and solid everywhere on the mountain, proving once again that Bacon goes well on everything.

Product Details

Shape

Early Taper™The widest point of sidecut starts tapering earlier in the tip to reduce tail drag and hooking in powder.

Rocker Type

Profile9-4-9mm (Early Rise Tip/Camber/Early Rise Tail)

Early Rise™The rise in the tip and tail starts earlier for effortlessly staying on top of the snow without needing to sit back and easier turn initiation.

Construction

Thin Tip™A super thin core and sidewall in the tip is 100 grams lighter per pair for reduced swing weight and tip bounce.

Flex

Symmetric Flex™The same flex pattern in-front and behind your boot conforms to terrain equally riding forward and backwards.

Sidecut

5 Cut™5 different sizes of sidecut radius shapes are blended into one, for intuitive control and unlimited turn shapes.

Core

Maple Macro Block™2 full length Maple stringers surrounded by Aspen for the best of both worlds.

Sidewalls

Sidewall™P-Tex plastic walls over the edges absorb vibrations for a smooth and solid feel.

Base

Fatty Sintered Base and Edge™30% thicker base and edge dramatically increases durability and tuning life.

Graphics

Eric Pollard’s unmatched style transitions from snow to the canvas, and especially to Line’s skis.

**Please note that base colors will alternate and may not arrive exactly as pictured.

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: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 172 178 184
Tip Width (mm) 140 140 140
Waist Width (mm) 108 108 108
Tail Width (mm) 136 136 136
Turning Radius (m)   16.1  
Indiv. Ski Weight (g)   2010  

Reviews

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Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good carving ability (9)
  • Great flotation (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Smooth ride (8)
  • Good grip (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder skiing (9)
  • Downhill (8)
  • Groomed terrain (6)
  • Moguls (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Expert (7), Advanced (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

ole guys would love this ski

I am a 60 year ole skier who needed an injection of fun from my skis. Bought the Bacon's blind as all the reviews where so positive, and I can tell everyone it's all...Read complete review

I am a 60 year ole skier who needed an injection of fun from my skis. Bought the Bacon's blind as all the reviews where so positive, and I can tell everyone it's all true. I used them for 4 days from 16 cm of fresh powder, off piste, tree's, steeps, moguls, and on the final day ICE. The bacon's handled all to my delight except for ice, but who wants to ski ice...Honestly these skies took 20 years of my age.They are very solid on groomers at speeds that made me laugh, and boy do they respond quickly in tight turns. The 16 meter turn makes the bacon's respond like a carver in tight trees and moguls. I found myself looking for air in places I would have turned away from my 07 model park skies and back country skies. Didn't have a chance try them in deep pow, but heading to Montana in Feb so hopefully I get to try them in knee deep pow, but don't feel like I am going to be disappointed in their performance...and if so then the I will just have to get me a pair of big fat pow skies..

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not what i expected

umm well its not completely terrible..... but i skied gnarly hills on a ski from 1984 and had more fun and dignity. i rode them all day in whistler, and rode...Read complete review

umm well its not completely terrible..... but i skied gnarly hills on a ski from 1984 and had more fun and dignity. i rode them all day in whistler, and rode absolutely everything from park to powder to moguls to groomers. The next day i skied the atomic access, and again i rode all the same runs........ Put it this way save a $150 and get the access and ski like superman.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ole guys would love this ski

By 

from Red Deer Alberta

About Me Expert

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Carving Ability
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth Ride
  • Yep Moguls No Problem

Cons

  • Doesn't Like Ice
  • Hates Ice But So Do I
  • My Son Wants Them

Best Uses

  • Great One Quiver Ski
  • Groomed Terrain
  • Moguls
  • Powder Skiing

Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013:

I am a 60 year ole skier who needed an injection of fun from my skis. Bought the Bacon's blind as all the reviews where so positive, and I can tell everyone it's all true. I used them for 4 days from 16 cm of fresh powder, off piste, tree's, steeps, moguls, and on the final day ICE. The bacon's handled all to my delight except for ice, but who wants to ski ice...Honestly these skies took 20 years of my age.They are very solid on groomers at speeds that made me laugh, and boy do they respond quickly in tight turns. The 16 meter turn makes the bacon's respond like a carver in tight trees and moguls. I found myself looking for air in places I would have turned away from my 07 model park skies and back country skies. Didn't have a chance try them in deep pow, but heading to Montana in Feb so hopefully I get to try them in knee deep pow, but don't feel like I am going to be disappointed in their performance...and if so then the I will just have to get me a pair of big fat pow skies..

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I Kinght Thee... Sir Francis Bacon

By 

from Mission Ridge, WA

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Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013:

This your one stop shop for your all mountain quiver. Say Hello to the 2013 Sir Francis Bacon. Why mess with perfection-LINE doesn't and kept this ski almost unchanged from the 2012 model. The comfort of the Maple Macroblock core zips atop the snow with little to no vibration or chatter; a sensational material unlike any other. LINE's classic Early Rise rocker in the tip with traditional camber underfoot throw down hard on the ice but waterski float in the fluffy white. Key suggestion with the Bacon: size up. 184cm was the most popular length purchased for the 2012 model and it turned like a 174cm on the groomers. Slice your turns like Marián Gáborík and lean on edge with these until your legs go numb. Mr. Pollard may have wrote his Opus for another ski, but he conducted his symphony with the Sir Francis Bacon.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sir Francis Bacon Love

By 

from Stevens Pass

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013:

OMG! Too much fun on this ski. I like the SFB for its quick turning attitude while still killing it as a fat ski.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bacon for Everyone

By 

from Seattle

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Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013:

This has to be one of the most fun skis I have ever been on. I rode them in a 184 and they felt a lot shorted because of how light they are. They carved super hard, surfed the soft snow and rolled over the crud. This really is your "do everything" ski. It has enough rocker in the tip and the tail to keep ya afloat in the deep soft snow, but enough camber profile to that makes it turn like a GS ski. The only thing this skis is missing is a side of pancakes. If you are looking for a 1 ski quiver…. Get this ski!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

2013 Bacon

By 

from Seattle, WA

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Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013:

I didn't have a chance to try this last year after they slimmed up the waist. For a ski this wide it was very quick and could do a variety of turn shapes. I did find it to be a bit too lively some of the time as it wouldn't hold an edge on ice as well as I hoped. It seemed like an awesome ski if I only had one ski but would prefer something more specific to deep snow or hardpack

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product

By 

from Vancouver

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Carving Ability
  • Good Grip
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

  • Not Made In

Best Uses

  • Downhill
  • Groomed Terrain
  • Powder Skiing

Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013:

When looking to buy a pair of AM/powder skis, I was worried that I would loose the sure-footed carving abilities of my carving/race skis. After demoing skis from many manufacturers, I setteled on the Bacons for their combination of exceptional carving prowess as well as their ability to mash through crud, and glide in the powder. If you are looking for a powder-capable ski that can hold its own on the groomers, look no further.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Shredding That Pow Like a Pound of Bacon

By 

from Stevens Pass, WA

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Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013:

Coming from the Influence 115, these felt liek a more relaxed ski. It was easy to make quick turns, and it floated through pow while cutting through chunder. Good all mountain ski.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Give 'er all day!!

By 

from Stevens Pass, WA

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Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013:

One ski quiver if you like with forgiveness in and out of turns. Plains like a boat at speed in deep snow while remaining solid underfoot.

 
5.0

New Sticks

By 

from Boston, MA

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Carving Ability
  • Good Grip
  • Great Flotation
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013:

    Well built skiis, that look great and perform even better

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Amazing skis!!

    By 

    from Seattle, wa

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013:

      I use these skis to ski the deep powder fields wherever I am skiing. Everything is great about the skis. I have not had any problems with them.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Why doesn't everyone own these?

      By 

      from San Francisco

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Carving Ability
      • Good Grip
      • Playful
      • Playfull
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Moguls

        Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013:

        Wow, demoed these and bought them once I got home. Just playful and fun! The camber underfoot feels really nice is a carve, but the rocker makes them fun the rest of the time. Just get some, you won't regret it.

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        5.0

        Yow!

        By 

        from San Francisco, CA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Flotation
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Downhill
          • Powder Skiing

          Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013:

          For me this is the perfect One Ski. It will handle as much powder as I'm likely to see (I'm not doing any helicopter skiing) but is still solid and stable for high-speed runs down the groomers. I tried other fat skis, and either they weren't floaty enough for powder, or they were unstable on packed snow. These make me feel like superman - really nimble in deep powder in the trees.

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          5.0

          Awesome ski

          By 

          from Midwest

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Carving Ability
          • Great Flotation
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth Ride

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Downhill
            • Groomed Terrain
            • Moguls
            • Powder Skiing

            Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013:

            After looking over and demoing a number of different skis earlier in the season I decided the SFB would be the best fit for my one ski quiver. It can rip groomers, is light and nimble in the bumps, stays on top of the powder and handles the crud well. They are a blast to ski on- just playful and fun. The only time I was wanting more (as in a ski width the Opus's size) was with more than 2 feet of the deep and even then these skis were still a blast to be on and it was all smiles, laughter and high fives. Glad to see they are coming out with the 190 size for 13/14!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            I highly recommend these skis

            By 

            from Camp Hill, PA

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Downhill
              • Groomed Terrain
              • Powder Skiing

              Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013:

              I found these skis great in all different ski conditions. They even glide easily over slushy conditions.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              not what i expected

              By 

              from Whistler

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              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Not Responsive
                • Poor Flotation
                • Poor Grip
                • Poor Ride

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013:

                  umm well its not completely terrible..... but i skied gnarly hills on a ski from 1984 and had more fun and dignity. i rode them all day in whistler, and rode absolutely everything from park to powder to moguls to groomers. The next day i skied the atomic access, and again i rode all the same runs........ Put it this way save a $150 and get the access and ski like superman.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Just plain filthy.

                  By 

                  from Edmonds, WA

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Carving Ability
                  • Good Grip
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Downhill
                    • Groomed Terrain
                    • Powder Skiing

                    Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013:

                    I was super excited to break out my new SFB's and I wasn't disappointed. They're nice & fat and very maneuverable. Can't say enough about the edges. The first couple of runs I was getting my bearings, trying to see where the limits were. But I just kept pushing, turning harder and harder and they continued to be grippy and stable at all speeds. Overall I'm very pleased.

                    SFB 178 cm with Marker Griffon bindings.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent and sure-footed.

                    By 

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Expert

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Downhill
                      • Groomed Terrain
                      • Powder Skiing

                      Comments about Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013:

                      I only have a couple days on these so far, but I am very impressed by their versatility. With very little new snow on an East Coast mountain, they carved amazingly. When we did get a bit of pow, they floated like a dream. They remained surprisingly buttery and playful despite the width underfoot. The one caveat I have so far is with their handling on hard packed moguls. Perhaps I'm still getting used to how they turn, but I had a bit of trouble pulling them around here and there. I'm sure it's something I'll figure out.

                      They are so confident underfoot - I bombed several runs to see how they did with speed and performing solidly. Can't wait to try these in new conditions.

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