they'd still be doing well. plenty of east coast exposure still would have happened.. and the ski boarders were still in xgames helping shape a ski slopestyle event. Gotta remember there was still mike nick, skogan, mike wilson riding line. More than likely, k2 still would have bought them. good to see a local boy making it big now! yes.. line started as a project in a guilderland ny garage that was tested at Jiminy Peak by the owner and Mike all the time.
I understand what you're getting at - but you do realize that Line had a stacked team before they went the route of the Skiers Union, right? Skogen Sprang, Mike Nick, and Dash Longe were all products of the Line team back in the day. I happen to get stoked on the idea now a days that they have the Skiers Union. It's a sweet concept that gets skiers stoked on the company.