To say the least these ski's opened up a whole new world of skiing for me. Alot of hype was behind them when I was searching what ski's to get for the 07/08 season, so I told the advice of many and made the purchase. The price let alone makes the ski worthwhile, a mere 350 to 375 dollars is a steal for such a ski! As soon as I put my my favorite bindings on them (rossi axis pro 140, with the rotatiing heel and nose*sickest feature ever to be discontinued*) that I've had for 3 years now I knew this set up was going to be unbelieveable. That feeling like all the pieces were fitting together perfectly, only this year they really did! I go to school in Burlington, Vermont so these skis saw snow on thanksgiving, deep snow. Stowe started off the year the earliest they have been able to in 15 years! Not only that, but it was also dumping outside! By this day almost every day I've had on snow at stowe has been a powder day. And every powder day has seen my Line Anthems. Being my first year getting into the woods these skis gave me the confidence I needed. They took me off my first cliffs and helped me plow through tough landings in deep december powder. I felt like I was finally back on my feet after my year and a half hiatus of "taking it easy" after two ski crippling injuries (Torn MCL and Fractured Tibia). This year was the year that I was going to be able to compete with friends again and be able to play around everywhere without the thoughtof those injuries in the back of my head. However, yet again my season has been put on hold by powers out of my hands. This past night I went to my home mountain of ski bradford, MA to get a few turns in with my friends while on my winter break. When we were packing up to leave the mountain I noticed my ski's wernt where I put them. Not only that but they were missing all together! My stomache dropped, one of the worst things that could ever happen did. My ski's were stolen during the 5 minutes I went into the lodge to take off my boots. I couldnt, and still can't, believe it. The first pair of skis that I could not find a single flaw in, not a single thing to complain about, were gone. What a bummer. All I could thing about was my last run on them that my friends and I took on the bunny slope. My last 15 minutes on them were spent lapping 3 small mounds of snow accessed by a tow rope. All the rest of the mountain was closed for the evening so we tried to squeeze in as much skiing as we could. It was the beggining of the big plans we had for winter break, all the urban rail we had lined up, all the mountains we were taking trips to, and even all the backyard shenanigans that would ensue.We were just having fun and enjoying all the brand new snow that most years would not even be present right now. We it was time to leave I remeber looking down at those skis and being all smiles. I'm still going to try to go through with my plans by borrowing others skis and starting to save up money to get those skis again. More than anything I'd like to thank line for making them, and to everyone on here that suggested them as such a great ski. I'm not mad or sad, I'm just disappointed that's how they ended up leaving my possession. Anyone I've skied with could tell you how much good stuff i've said about these skis. Please,to the reader, don't sink that low. Thats probably the most devastating piece of equipment you could steal from a skier. Im sorry some people do that. And I hope they show up somewhere.
If you live on the east coast, NH,VT,ME,MA,Ct, or NJ, or other areas around those please keep a look out. They are 178 Anthems with scott stickers on them. One ski has a red circle sticker for a tall tee on the heel piece of a pole binding, and the brake tops where the heel of your boot comes down on are colored, one is green and one is red. they are slightly beat up but not to bad. This was my dream set up. Please if you find or see them make an effort to contact me or approach the person. Thanks for hearing me out NS, I know this was long, but I knew you guys would be the best people to tell.
Thanks and I hope non of you have to experience this,