To start, the Sir Francis Bacon's (I will refer to them as SFBs) that I own have been mounted with 2014 Jester Schizo Bindings. The Schizo system does add more than the usual amount of weight that a binding normally does and with these skis being as "heavy" as they are. Also, I as the skier am 6ft tall an 240lbs (About 109kgs)
Featuring a Rocker/Camber/Rocker this ski is pretty flexible. The ski is pretty wide with a 108 waist, but personally it is what I wanted since it felt more stable underfoot than other skis that I have tried.
Groomers and Powder is what this ski was built for. I have never felt overwhelmed when on these skis and have always felt extremely stable going on fast runs and riding switch.
Durability is something that the LINE company has some room for improvement, but these skis have held up pretty well for me after one season. No signs of edge cracks after hitting approximately 30 rails, and with slight top sheet chipping the skis have held up well.
The weight is something that is concerning. With me being as heavy as I am, I haven't really noticed the weight until throwing jumps. Even doing 180's tend to have me slightly over rotate due to the massive swing weight of these skis. I'm personally hesitant to throw anything more than a 3 or 5 due to the swing weight.
the Flex of this ski is surprisingly soft. Butters are no issue on this ski for two reasons; the length alone allows the weight to be distributed wherever you want it to be and allows for butters and the tapered top of the ski with rocker allows for smooth butters.
To me the ski had slight to no pop, probably due to my weight, so that my differ.
The Stability of this ski is second to none. By far the most stable ski I own. You can charge, you can coast, at high speeds the tips do show jittery behavior if you don't apply forward pressure from your boots.
All in all I love these skis for what they were designed for and for what they offer.
I'm 6'0", 180 lbs.
Great ski for every day/all condition use. Not the greatest for deep days, found the 'early rise' in tip is not quite enough to comfortably float and slash pow. A little too soft flex for charging big lines or charging through crud.
However for a moderate fresh day, hitting bc booters, jibbing around in trees, fresh corduroy, or even some jump line park laps; Greatt ski.