• Line Anthem 2008

      • Review by Motes on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        I got marker griffons which asied from break bending are great on them.  Ski is super fun and buttery and suprisingly versitile when im skiing the whole mountian.  Deffently worth the buy if you can find a pair still, im riding mine until they fall apart.

        Performance

        Yea holds up great on rails, its wides so you have more ski to land on (more forgiving imo)

        Design

        Good super flexable so its fun for jibbing/buttering around the hill

        Value

        I got them two seasons ago (season after they came out) so i got them for 250 which was a steal imo.

        Fit

        I got a 171 and im 6'1".  Personally I love the legnth of these skis.  They allow me to do what ever i want weather its skiing east cost trees, mogles, dub blacks, park laps, or occasional east coast pow.

        Characteristics

        Very flexy, nice for butters and jibbing but will still hold up when bombing (havent had chattering which i did in my invaders)

        Durability

        Other than top sheet chipping which your gonna get from most park skis i havent had any problems, I've used them probaly 50 or so days out (main ski for past two season) and they hold up great

        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 p-fo on Aug 29, 2013 @ 7:21 PM
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        These skis are really fun. Lots of pop, easy to butter and play around with. Good trannyfinding ski. They also held together really well.
        I went into a third season on them before delamming all four tips at once somehow. They still had edge and pop left.
        These aren't the lightest skis, but the tradeoff is durability.
        They're pretty flexible, but I was able to get away with that due to being light. It never affected my jumping game that I noticed.

        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
      • Review by garrets on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        Overall, awesome skis HIGHLY recommended for people who like jumps and rails. Super fun and flexy only problem is they got pretty scratched early on but it didn't stop these skis from performing amazingly well.

        Performance

        It performed great, awesome on rails and other jibs yet do surprisingly well off jumps, the fatness of the skis make them really stable and awesome.

        Design

        The design is awesome, I almost like it more than the 2010's design.

        Value

        I got them for 200 bucks which is a great price in my opinion, i wouldn't have paid more than 300 for these though.

        Fit

        I got size 161 and im 5'7, they fit perfect on me.

        Characteristics

        The flex on the skis are amazing, perfect butter zones and just really fun.

        Durability

        They held up reasonably well but got some chips and scratches from hitting a lot rails but they still held up well.

        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
      • Review by Big_Spence on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        This should be getting a 10/10 in all honesty. I was just so disappointed in the topsheets performance I can't do it. Here's the final verdict: 
        If you fit the size "requirements" (under 6'2 or 190lbs.) and don't mind looking down at some beat up skis, these are for you. They really are a steal.

        Performance

        Park performance is grade A for sure. I had never owned a park ski with over and 81 underfoot, so stepping up to the 93 underfoot Anthem was quite the change. At first I hated the extra bit of ski and wished I had opted for the Invader, but after a few park laps I loved it. It adds so much control on your rails and brings a little all-mountain versatility to your park ski. BUT DO NOT BUY AN ANTHEM IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A ONE SKI QUIVER. I'm sorry, but it just doesn't cut it if you have more than about 4 inches of fresh on the ground. Also, I was shocked on how fast the bases were and how well they've stood up to the abuse.

        Design

        I think the Limited Edition graphics are kinda hit or miss. I personally love my Octolands, but I've heard tons of negatives too. Everyone seems to be a big fan of the bases though.

        Value

        Great deal IMO. The MSRP on these is around $400, but if you look around or wait until the end of a season I've seen them new for around $250. And for the quality of ski I really don't think anyone can beat that.

        Fit

        I'm 6'1 and 170 lbs. I wouldn't have wanted these skis to be any shorter, that's for sure. I wouldn't recommend these to anyone with much park experience if they're over 6'0. The mixture of their soft flex, the fact that Line's always seem to run a little short, and the centermounted bindings make these ski more like 171's instead of 178's.

        Characteristics

        The flex pattern is amazing. I personally am a big fan of softer skis in general, and the Anthem definitely is that ski. Also with the fact that it's bidirectional and has the same exact flex pattern all the way means it really does ride the same switch as it does regular. Something that Line promised but I was extremely skeptical about until I rode them for myself.

        Durability

        This is my only gripe with my Anthems and kinda Line's in general, their topsheet durability is trash. I know this shouldn't matter all that much, because they're just visuals, but I bought the Anthem partially because I loved Pollard's design so much. I honestly think that they have chipped more than any other ski I've had in the first season. But the bases on the other hand have been nothing short of spectacular. These skis were used 30+ days on the mountain plus at least 20 backyard sessions and the bases show little wear. I've ran over anything from wood to rocks and the bases are clean, and I think that's the true testament to a skis durability.

        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
      • Review by Shewlur... on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        Very great ski, awesome for jibbing, good for jumps. the only flaw with these is the durability.

        Performance

        I think they preform great. As i said, soft enough for buttering/fooling around, stiff enough for jumps. i'm more of a jib specific skier and these are money for me. I mean the center mount on them also makes it super easy to balance on rails, and spin nice and fast.

        Design

        The limited edition graphics look sick. one of only 450 in the world. such an original graphic, it's pretty sick to be looking down on these when you're skiing! ha

        Value

        very good deal, they retail for $430, and i picked these up for $310! STEAL

        Fit

        I ride a 161, and i'm about 5' 1" and 95lbs. i jumped up a pretty big size from my last pair but i got used to them pretty quickly and i liked the size. i.e. bigger is better.

        Characteristics

        They start out somewhat stiff for the first few days you ride on them, but then they start to flex out more. For me i weigh 95lbs so they're soft enough for me to butter, but definitely stiff enough on big jumps.

        Durability

        Not the best durability. i have numerous top sheet chips, and many deep scratches, but hey, do you really expect to get 2-3 years on a pair of skis that were only $400?

        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:
    • Anthem
    • 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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