ok EVERYBODY missed the point. When a huge company like K2 sends materials over to china so people can pump skis out as fast as they can and time is money the ski loses its personality. When a company like LINE gets a bunch of buddies together, piles in a van, and drives down to the factory early in the morning with coffee and egg sandwhiches in hand the skis they will make that day have personality. Skiers are making the skis and they love what they are doing, it makes the skis special. Line makes skis because they love skiing, salomon makes twintips because theres a market and they want to make money. im sure you ski with somebody who has a pair of lines. pick up a line ski in one hand, and pick up another big corporation ski like salomon in the other hand and you will feel the difference. the line ski has something about it that makes it raw and pure when the salomon ski feels like a mass produced piece of shit. this is why i choose to stay loyal to LINE, even if their skis occasionally fall apart quite easily. they are a newer company, you have to remember this, and they are still fresh and ready to innovate and push the sport. give line five years or so and they will be one of the best newschool companys in the game alongside with 4frnt and armada. These companies will only come out on top though if people support them and right now its a shame to see people bashing on companies like Line when they gave you the twintip to begin with and are by far the best innovaters of the sport to date with new concepts every year. People need to see through the bullshit and support these companies, and if your skis break dont whine about it, Line has excellent customer service and will replace your skis under the warrenty almost 100% of the time. hope i opened some minds on the subject.
*sorry if i sounded like i bashed on salomon a little too much but im not trying to, they are just the prime example of a company that makes skis for the money and only the money.
'handin out flyers is jus fuckin ridiculous...when you give somebody a flyer its like...say man...why dont you go throw this out for me?'
'is mick nick and mike wilson the same people?'