• Line Elizabeth 2008

      • Review by Lemuel on Sep 03, 2013 @ 10:08 PM
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        Overall

        Overall, I give it a 7.  I bought them for the trees.  There is nothing better than a short fat ski for east coast tight trees.  Hence I was going to use these for all mountain and barely hit rails on them.  I was disappointed in the choppy conditions.  I figured the width would sink the the bottom and cruise, but the extremely soft flex is a great downfall in all mountain conditions.  I would give this an 8 for park, I have not hit jumps yet but they may be a little fat for rail trickery and the profile of the ski is very thin--I have them mounted at recommended and the screws on my griffons put dimples in the bases.  Don't worry about the dimples if you get them, they are tiny and Line said it is perfectly normal and after a tune they will go away.  They float alot in powder despite their extremely low tip and tail height, even going witch in a coupel inches the tails stayed above the pow.  Griffons are a great match to the ski.  If you live somewhere where there is not alot of powder, these skis will be awesome for a fat ski.  They rip the groomers, rape the park, and are too much fun.  I hope this review was helpful. 

        Performance

        These skis will blow you away on the groomers.  The width takes a while to get used to.  It took me a whole day until I finally skied them like a normal skinnier ski and liked them.  The fattest ski I have skied before these were S5's and only for 2 or 3 runs.  I skied 2 feet of fresh in the woods and they were unlike anything I have ever skied.  East coast woods are tight, and you can get around almost everything.  Watch out, because when you start ripping, it is hard to stop.  The only thing that I hate these in is choppy powder and moguls.  They grip ice and rip the deepest of pow, but by god, if you come across moguls or chop, your form will be pushed to the limits.  I am not trying to claim, but I have had ski instructors tell me that I should be on the race team and when I was skiing this choppy ass trail, I was backseat and extremely uncomfortable.  That will need practice.  The tips are so flexy that the bumps jsut send them all over the place. 

        Design

        I love the sidecut.  It feels like I am skiing a pair of world class gs skis.  The 16m sidecut is perfect for these skis.  There may be a little too much sidecut if you decide to straight line a steep but the width gives you balance.  I love the softness of the ski at times, but like I said before, there are times I wish I was on my chronics.  The graphics are awesome, Eric Pollard is a master of artwork.  I was afraid to try these on rails and boxes the first day because there was a full tune on them, but after a few runs I attempted.  Unbelieveable.  Just straight slides, not spins on or off yet because they are still sharp, but so much fun.  I don't notce too much difference between these and my chronics on boxes, but on rails there is almost no way you cannot lock right on and ride away like a pimp.  So stable on rails and such a smooth ride on rails.

        Value

        I got mine for an excellent price.  If you got them on sale, they would be a perfect 10.  For full price though, there is the downfall of the all mountain limit.  I have never been out west, but I would say this may be the best 1 ski quiver for a smaller or lighter or person who likes shorter skis.  I am 5'11 and I don;t notice the length, but I am only around 153 pounds so that also helps.  If you are on the east coast, I would say look elsewhere for a 1 ski quiver. 

        Fit

        At first I thought the short size and softness of them would be really hindering on trail, but I do not even notice it.  It is not a lie that the width makes up for length.

        Characteristics

        Super buttery and soft.  Coming from my 08 Chronics which I use in the park, these are soft as anything.  So easy to get on the tips and tails, but the tails still hold you up with backseat landings and big drops.  Do not worry the soft flex on groomers, these things rip harder than anything I have ever been on.  I actually want my dad to sharpen my chronics now because of my Lizzies.  Whatch out for choppy pow and moguls, they will tkea you for a ride that you will never want to experience again. 

        Durability

        The topsheets are doing great, same material as my ripped apart chronics but no chipping after smashing them together and falling all over the place.  The edges have some roughness to them, which I was a little displeased with.  But I am also skiing early season east coast, hit some rocks, hit some rails.  But my chronic edges are looking about the same but more through out the edge after 50 days on them so I am not worrying about them.  The bases I was worried like crazy.  I absolutely stomped on so may shark fin rocks and boulders covered in snow where I bottomed out, but there are only marrings and small scratches.  I absolutely stomped on a pillow that had alot less snow than I thought on it and bottomed out to a sand papery rock but nothing to show from it.  I thought I had blown out and edge of gouged a chunk out but notthing to worry about.  Line has top notch baseses andedges.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
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      • Review by alev on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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        Overall

        LOVE THEM so far. i cant complain. they are not a greatly diversified ski, but for powder, soft groomers and park, they kill it. i do not regret buying them.please PM me with any questions about them, id be happy to answer and specifics

        Performance

        VERY SOFT but fun beyond belief. i have never used a real soft ski like this one and let me tell you they are a fuckin blast everywhere. groomers, park and soft snow in the woods. they bounce around alot on choppy conditions but they ski real well in soft snow and with a sharp edge they ski fast on groomers too.

        Design

        graphics are dope, really sick

        Value

        well work the price if thats what you are looking for

        Fit

        A little short for what i usually use (Im 5-8 ish and i usually ride 175-177)

        Characteristics

        VERY soft

        Durability

        top sheet has begun and will chip but definitely a solid ski.

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          Pow
        • Design
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        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
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          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
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        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
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          Cambered
          Rockered
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          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
      • Review by schmuck on Dec 18, 2013 @ 10:19 PM
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        Overall

        I worked for Line for many, many years before coming to NS and right
        from my first run on the Lizzie's it has been one of my favorite skis
        of all time. I've skied on them every year since their inception and
        fall in love with them more and more every time I take them out. I'm an
        extremely avid tree skier and have never skied on a ski that excels as
        well in that area as this one (and I've skied on A LOT of skis). My home hill of Red Mountain in
        Rossland, BC has some of the steepest and tightest trees I've skied
        anywhere in the world, and when I go back there, although I normally
        travel the globe with two or three pairs of skis, I only bring the
        Elizabeth.

        Design

        I, like anyone else with half a brain, am a huge fan of Eric's art and each and every ski he designs, and the time and love he puts into the Elizabeth makes it that much more of a keeper.

        Value

        Line's are durable, have badass graphics, ski like champs and are designed, tested and produced by people just like you and me...die-hard skiers. Combine with the fact that they make some of the most affordable skis in the game and you cant go wrong with slapping down your credit card for any ski in their line-up.

        Fit

        The Lizzie only comes in a 172 so it's certainly not made for straight lining pencil chutes. If you're going out to charge the steep and gnarly my best advice to have another ski in your quiver, but for cruising the trees, park and mini-golf lines (or even the groomers, as its symmetrical snowboard-like design makes it carve like a hot figure skater), you'd be hard pressed to find a ride more fun than the Lizzie.

        Characteristics

        The flex is quite soft (the ones I have seem significantly softer than in years' past, although it could be because it's a sample) which makes perfect sense for this ski as it's designed for pow. The softness makes it super happy in the soft stuff and nice and nimble on groomed and packed conditions, and needless to say, buttering them is easier than getting laid in Sweden.

        Durability

        The durability issues that have plagued Line over the years are a thing of the past. Nuff said.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Elizabeth
    • Manufacturer:
    • Line
    • Year:
    • 2008
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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