• Line Anthem 2009

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

        Overall

        Anthems are great park skis and I am very happy with them. I can't justify giving them a 10 as they do have one downfall, slow extruded bases(although rumor has it that next years are going to be sintered!). I recommend them if you're look for a playful wider park ski.

        Performance

        These skis slay. They have out performed every other park ski I have been on. Something about their construction feels so solid. They're great for rails, butters, and all but the larger jumps.

        Design

        The playfulness of the Anthem is hard to match. Whether you're hitting rails or cruising groomers, they're simply a fun ski to be on. I also must praise the dimensions of the ski. 119-93-119. They are definitely on the wider side of the park ski spectrum and I love it. The extra width provides stability on rails(especially on those tricky one-footed grinds) yet doesn't compromise their nimbleness.

        Value

        At $500, they aren't a bad deal. There certainly are cheaper skis available but in my opinion the extra money is worth the quality. You get what you pay for.

        Fit

        At the height of 5'9, I feel 171cm is the perfect size. Short enough that they aren't a pain to swing around on rails, while still long enough to stomp your landings.

        Characteristics

        The Anthems are unquestionably a soft ski. Flexibility in the tip and tail can be utilized to draw smooth stable butters and presses across the park. Nevertheless, they are in fact stiffer underfoot; providing stability where you need it.

        Durability

        I abuse my skis. They have seen hundreds of rails, months of turf filled summer skiing, and despite all of this, they're still working great. I have certainly been impressed by their endurance.

        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 SlurbnBeef on Sep 02, 2013 @ 8:53 AM
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        Overall

        Overall, these are amazing skis, if you are looking for a great park ski that can pretty much handle anything, but manly park, buy these skis. They are at a great price for a great park ski. They will last quite a while. This is a amazing ski, and out of the skis I've owned this is by far the best one.

        Performance

        These skis definitely preform amazingly from hitting rails, and boxes to big jumps. Personally the biggest jump at my mountain is 50ft and they held up fine, they are stiff enough so you won't wash out, but flexy enough to be able to butter and play around on rails. These will also hold up very well on groomers and since they have the wider underfoot, and your on the east like me you can ski powder in them too. They also can turn quickly so I ski trees with them too. I'd say that these skis are manly 75% park, 25% everywhere else for me.

        Design

        I know a lot of people don't like the 09-10 graphic on these skis, but for some reason I think it's pretty cool. It has snowboarders on the skis which I don't get, haha, but I think it's fine. Also the bottoms are pretty cool cause they make the snow glow.

        Value

        I got these this year on EVO in their outlet for $379 + 20% off. I think I got these for a pretty good price and for the performance I think it was an amazing deal!

        Fit

        Right now I'm skiing 161's and I'm 5'8" 120lbs which fits really good for me. I personally think I could handle the 171's and still be able to flex them with out much trouble.

        Characteristics

        This ski is super flexy, but definitely stiff enough to handle jumps. These skis have the butter zone, which will help you with any butters, nose presses or anything along the lines of this. Overall these have the perfect flex so you can shred the rails and hit the jumps with ease.

        Durability

        These take quite a bit of abuse, I don't have any cracked edges, all that is really showing is the chips on the top sheet. Then again, I've only been using these skis for about 3 months, but for those three months they have been holding up very 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 Bonobo on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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        Overall

        Great skis at least for skiing in the PNW. Would gladly recommend these to a friend

        Performance

        8/10
        I have probably put about twenty or so days on these skis total, and have used them in lots of different conditions (crud, groomers, pow, park jumps, rails, rocks, etc.) and I have found that they function great in most conditions. There are definitely better skis around for each condition, but few handle all of them as well as my Anthems.

        Design

        9/10
        Design was a little fruity, but hella funny in a way too. Definitely got a lot of comments on the skis

        Value

        7/10
        Bought these for $300 on backcountry.com, and I am thinking these are worth it, not only because of the performance, but because they are so versatile. They are great in the park and groomers, and you can still have a great time on these on a pow day in a pinch.

        Fit

        10/10
        at about 5'10", 171's were great, just wishing that I got 178's but that was my fault.

        Characteristics

        8/10
        Very buttery ski for sure, but not too soft for stomping landings or charging. Expect a ski that is stiff enough to do whatever you want, but also really playful when you want it to be as well (butter zones are great)

        Durability

        7/10
        After about 14 days of park skiing, the edges were still holding up perfectly, there was some topsheet chipping going on, but it was purely cosmetic, and I wasn't too worried about it.
        The bases did have a few gouges, but I do hit a lot of rails, and rocks because of late season conditions, so I'm not blaming this on the actual durability of the ski.

        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 knows_butter on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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        Overall

        Great skis. Perfect for what they're designed for. I can't see the afterbang being an improvement on them.

        Performance

        Amazing performance in the park. On boxes they're so sick, I detuned the crap out of my edges and with the 93mm underfoot they're so stable. I'm crap at rails so didn't hit any, but slid a few flat down bars and they are amazing.On icy groomers/hard pack snow they're pretty crap. The tips and tails chatter like mad even at low speeds. Pretty scary shit. With my dull edges I couldn't do anything but straight line on big sheets of ice. If you try holding an edge your gonna be on your ass.But in the slush/pow/deeper snow they are so much fun. Amazingly lively and fun. Definitely a lot more fun than my chronics on soft snow. They float really well and the turning radius is so good. They are soooo poppy (a lot more so than the chronics) and being so soft landings are silky smooth and there's no shock at all. Switch riding is so effortless. With chronics your kind of fighting them reverting back to forwards but the anthems are so easy to ride switch. The swing weight is super low and they're so easy to spin.So overall so much fun in the park and on soft snow. The chronics kick their ass big time all mountain and on icy hard snow.Everything you've heard about the bases is true. They hold wax appallingly badly. After one day they're in need of a wax again. Doesn't matter too much though, I'm only using them for a fun jib ski. I'll use my chronics for everything else.They're nice and light. Anyone who says otherwise has never ridden heavy skis. Slightly heavier than chronics, but with griffons they're about the same weight as my chronics with slightly heavier bindings.It's SOOOO easy to initiate turns

        Design

        At first I hated the graphics but now I love them, 80s awesomeness. The pink and purple is cool too and I've had quite a few comments on them.My 12 year old sister is so jealous haha.How can you complain about having lightning, diamonds, disco balls, a razor blade, some lips, a piano and a panther on your topsheets. Pretty fuckin bad ass if you ask me.The graphics are a lot cooler in person than in pictures too.

        Value

        Realy cheap. Amazing value. Get them while you still can.

        Fit

        I've got 178s. I'm 6'2" and they're perfect size. When skiing groomers they feel a little short (being centre mounted) and all. But perfect size for park. They're so easy to spin.

        Characteristics

        Very soft. Skis flex like mad. I've only ridden them for 2 days and I hear that after 10+ they soften up even more and become complete noodles.

        Durability

        There's already a few chips and marks on the top sheets so they're not great. My bases are already a bit scratched up from boxes but nothing too major.

        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:
    • 2009
    • 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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