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For the last 2 seasons I've been riding the line chronic. Here's what I can tell you about them. The chronic is 92 underfoot with very slight rocker in the tip and tail. They perform nicely on groomers and stay afloat in a few inches of fresh snow. In the park they are light and fun. The downfall is the durability. After a weekend of riding on groomers the ski had looked like it had a season of use on it. Chips like crazy. Also my sidewall popped out which I fixed with glue. The edges are not as durable as they could be, and they crack pretty frequently underfoot. I now have a 4 inch section of edge missing, but I glued that and I'm going to try to ride them until the end of the season. Overall, if you want a more durable ski, don't buy them. If you are sponsored by line or you just don't care, get some
The Chronic is a ski you can take anywhere. Its width underfoot combined with a pretty long rocker profile allows for some decent powder skiing. It also has a strong camber underfoot and can thus carve well.
It performs off jumps and can be spun easily and its rail game is on point. Spinning onto and off is pretty easy and butters are no issue.
Watch out for skiing hardpack and crud as it is pretty soft so it will chatter loads. Unfortunately mine snapped over rotating on a 50, landing in the back seat so I cant say they are fragile as it was a big hit, but I have heard they are quite soft in the core. It snapped around the back binding mount.
All negatives aside, such a good ski. If you can only afford one pair, go for this one as it can truly handle anything you throw at it. Job Line.
The Line Chronic has a notably light swing weight and is definitely energetic and poppy. This is likely a result of the large camber section in the middle of the ski and the extremely light construction. However, one thing that I did not expect is that the Line Chronic would have very little tip deflection ( Expect some in adverse choppy conditions ). I attributed this characteristic of the ski to it's aggressive flex and slight early rise rocker in the tips and tails which pretty much allow you to ski anywhere with confidence, this can be especially useful if you plan to ski outside of the park (and yes this ski can carve). When in air the chronic is magnificent, the skis are super easy to maneuver and allow the rider to definitely flail his or her body around like a top and in all sorts of awkward positions. Despite it's light weight the chronic remained stable and did not wash out on backseat landings, or tip heavy switch landings, I was very impressed at how stable this ski actually was (albeit it's no Volkl Wall). In terms of rail performance the Line Chronic maintained both maneuverability and flexibility to do a variety of tricks, it is also not hard to keep locked onto the rail.
In conclusion the Line Chronic will be making my quiver and I highly recommend that you at least demo the ski, it's poppy, light, stable, and maneuverable, and it is certainly MORE FUNNER.
Chronic's are my favourite ski that I have ever had! They all super soft at the tip and tail but they still have some stiffness and stability. The only problem is that they are not durable. I ride pretty hard but I'm no pro skier. I have had them about a month and I got a bit of impact damage on the side which has lead to worse things. The base and the edge are starting to come apart from the ski. Personally I am not sure if maybe I just had a bad pair or if Chronics are not the way to go.
The Chronic has been a mainstay of Line's park quiver for as long as I can remember. Throughout its years, its maintained a legendary reputation for durability and park slaying.
Where the Afterbang is too soft and the Future Spin is too stiff, the Chronic can only be described as being completely dialed. When it comes to geo, the Chronic clocks in at 92 underfoot with a slim shovel and tail, making for a solid platform than is still nimble.