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seriously no company can prevent you taking chunks out of your topsheet, no company can completely prevent edge cracks, no company can prevent you from getting core shots, and no company can completely prevent delam, i'd would say that so many people bitch about line's quality because so many people have them and drag their skis through the parking lot and fuck em up line probably sells 10x more skis than any other "core" company armada doesn't even come close to them and that is their biggest competitor, so of course there are going to be 300 threads stating "i delammed my 06 invaders" because line sold so many of them, i personally know people who are still using their 06 invaders and going strong it's all how you treat your skis
get off the line hating bandwagon you fucking noob, they do nothing but progress our sport, and our sport wouldn't be the way it is without them, there would be no armada, k2 wouldn't be making 10 different pairs of twins, no 4frt, tanner hall would probably be some ski bum washing dishes just to get by
honestly dude that is just straight up wrong. have you seen the new chronics? cause they are probably the best everything ski you can buy. have you seen the new invaders? cause they are bombproof. lizzies? dont need to explain. EP pros? I haven't ridden them but I'd say it's safe to say that's a "west coast" ski. they make a ski for every kind of skiing you could want to do. chronics aren't fat enough? the blend. lizzies/bacons/EPs are too soft to charge? prophets. I think line has done a great job of making skis to make everyone happy which is why they shouldn't be in any danger of going under. and the only skis with bad quality were one year of invaders.
Yeah, I can definitely see how an increased budget, segmented industry experience rivaling that of the European based Goliaths, an image that remains relatively cool year after year, and values lying in helping skiing become better...
yeah, might as well just write them off altogether, rather than give them a chance to rebuild their team to where it was however many years ago, and where their brand positioning was before revenues started to fall because they chose to take risks that could have helped skiing a lot.....
I can't even beleive you made this thread, your ignorance is astounding. Line has been making skis to do what we do for over 10 years, just because you are a moron and don't know what's going on doesn't mean they haven't been around more than 3 years. Line skis are amazing, the pairs I've owned have held up better than any other ski company I've bought from. K2 now owns them, which means they'll have even more money for R&D and the skis will just get better and better.
The mere fact that Eric Pollard rides for them and designs alot of the skis they sell is a huge bonus, and people will buy them just because of that.
Bottom line: Line isn't going under anytime soon, they'll continue to get support from the riders who've always supported them, and more and more people will be buying them in the future.
Dude, Line has been on the '4frnt' of the skiing industry for several years. Sure, some of their skis had durability problems, but anyone remember the original k2 enemys? I went through like 3 pairs of those badboys. Think about the whole Pollard revolution, and the barriers he is breaking. Remember when his prophet 130s were absolutly insane? Now almost every company has skis that are around that.