• Line Anthem Octoland 2008

      • Review by Mr.Bishop on Aug 29, 2013 @ 9:19 PM
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      • Review:

        The anthem is an amazing all mountain twin tip. It is a fantastic park stick, but functions quite well in a bit of fresh snow and playing all over the mountain.

        It's lively nature gives you all the play you want, but doesn't sacrifice skiing performance for park prowess.

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

        Overall

        get em if you can find em

        Performance

        these are GREAT skis, you can do anything on them. from maching down groomers switch to stomping hard landings to hitting rails to floating powder, its one of the best.

        Design

        eric pollard. nuff said.

        Value

        Great deal. i got them for super cheap, like 100-something dollars at evo outlet. couldn't be happier.

        Fit

        I'm 5'6", got these last year and they fit up to about my eyes (i have the 161s). they work great.

        Characteristics

        SOOOO Buttery!! very soft, but solid enough to take hard landings. also butterzones let you hold a butter for MUCH longer.

        Durability

        bases a bit scratched, but overall still goin strong. should last a while.

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

        Overall

        i love the anthems and am very sad to see them not returning next year. this ski is perfect in many aspects. i hope i wont have to resort to the afterbangs for my next skis so well see what happens. i would say if yu sould find this ski in your size for under 300 dollars i would say get it. its super fun all over the mountain.

        Performance

        i was very impressed with the anthems ability to carve. i was worried about the center mount but after one run i was all over this ski. i felt likei could make it turn however i wanted it to which was great, and the park was a lot easier on these skis.

        Design

        i love the look of the skis. the graphic is based off of the sfb's from a while ago and i wanted a ski that i would not see a lot of. my home mountain is invader/afterbang central and i wanted a ski that would stand out from the rest. i have recieved a few comments about people thinking the graphics are cool.

        Value

        i payed 210 dollars for my skis which is close to 50% off i believe. this was the cheapest i saw any anthem for sale and it was the ep graphic so i was stoked on my buy. for bindings i chose rossignol fkx classics which are great as well. for the total of bindings plus skis plus mounting plus bending the brakes on the bindings i payed 320 dollars which made me very happy to say the least.

        Fit

        i am 5'11 and 120 lbs. i chose the 171 because that was the only size available from the site i bought from and also because my previous k2's were 159. Also i believe line meausures their skis long because my tech said the measure out to 173 or 174. given the opportunity i wouldnt mind switching to the 178 just to have more stability but for now the 171 is fine.

        Characteristics

        The anthem definitely is a flexy ski. coming off of a k2 public enemy this ski really has a nice snap to it but also fun to play around on.

        Durability

        when i got my skis i noticed that the sidewall kind of had a crack in it near the tip. kind of like whatever is underneath the top layer caved in a bit. i kind of didnt worry about it and it hasnt gotten any worse. other wise their has been only minor scrapes and peelings and nothing too deep on the bases yet.

        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 Minivibert_540 on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        Great ski, honestly they will make you feel like a great park skier just having something so cool on your feet.

        Performance

        If you want a great pure park ski, then this one will definitely deliver. I do some pow (Ontario mind you) and a decent amount of steeps. In the powder its pretty solid at 119-93-119 but the centre mount makes it a little tough to float in shallower powder. Carving and just booking it the ski feels quite stable but you can pull great GS turns unless you really work for it.Anywhere in the park (and pipe) this ski will not disappoint you. I came of an ultralite scratch ghetto onto the anthems which are quite heavy but after about 6 or 7 days of getting used to them they were fine. In the pipe I was really amazed, I went from getting 4-5 feet out consistently to 6-7 feet out and they feel way better through the bottom holding on to your edge. On rails you've got the centre mount and butter zones so once you can handle the weight there a dream. And on the big booters they are real nice to to big slow stuff but not as easy to really huck with. Switch take-offs and landings are totally stable and no problem at all.

        Design

        The EP spirals design is super classy, simple and just really dope. there not to flashy to get stolen but cool enough for old folks to say "those are some neat skis you got there).

        Value

        I got these 40% off and I am super happy with what I have. For full price maybe not so much, but it would be hard to find these full price now anyways.

        Fit

        It comes in a 161, 171 and 176 I'm 168cm tall and I found the ski to fit perfectly, both under my feet and when I went for tip and tail grabs. The only thing about the fit is that because the butter zone is so close to the tip I found that at my height, I really had to reach for it. (it's centre mounted)

        Characteristics

        Great balance of butter, and stiffness. The ski is all-around park so it's got tail and tip butter zones and is pretty solid in the middle. Definitely stiff enough for great pop and security on take-offs.

        Durability

        I haven't had anything go wrong with them yet (knock on wood) besides the side scrapes which actually haven't been too bad.

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

        Overall

        Overall, it is a great park/all mountain ski. It rips the groomers, park, trees, crud and the occasional pow. If you live on the EC and you want a good semi-fat all mountain ski with a soft flex. Pick yourself up some Anthems/Octolands.

        Performance

        The Octoland actually surprised me in the deeper snow. It's great everywhere from the park to off piste. I really wouldn't recommend taking it into any deep deep pow but it is ride able. Carving is a bit more difficult in deeper stuff but once you get a feel for the ski, it just rips everything. It is fairly stable off kickers. Carving in for spins is definitely easy and the little boost of extra width underfoot really helps. I have heard people say they are "too wide" for rails. I really don't think any ski is too wide unless your riding a fatypus on a single barrel. The perform great on rails, and the swing weight is perfect.

        Design

        It's a great ski. The only thing I would at to it, is maybe a sidewall. The 93mm underfoot is just great for a guy who loves wide skis but likes to ski a little park once in a while. The true twin design is great. I enjoy skiing switch a whole bunch and these things do really well carving the groomers and crud well. Overall, the design is great.

        Value

        $400 for a durable, 93mm underfoot park ski? Are you kidding? The value couldn't get any better.

        Fit

        I got the 171cm version. I almost wish I got a longer version so it would be more stable in deeper snow because I have them center mounted. But I am quite happy with my purchase.

        Characteristics

        The Line Octoland has a flex pattern such as the Invader, but it is a bit more stiff. It has the butter zones and the carbon ollie band. Honestly, I can't really tell that the ollie band is in the ski, but the ski has a lot of pop. The ski is suprisingly stable while buttering. I have yet to have my tips or tails slide too much outward or inward while buttering. There is a good amount of forgiveness in this ski. Especially in the pow and crud. It does get beat around a bit in the crud but it is fairly stable overall.

        Durability

        The only thing that has happend to these skis is a foot little base nicks and a little top sheet damage. That is all. Very durable 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
    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Anthem Octoland
    • 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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