I skied the 2016 Blends over the summer in Whistler at Momentum Camps. I went to session 4, which was the lowest on snow and the warmest temperatures. Warm temperatures means lots of slush. The early rise was crucial with slush, and having skied on filthy riches for the first two days and these for the last three, the extra width in the waist was awesome. The 100mm waist made it so the snow wasn't pushing me around, and was more comfortable to ski with. On rails, this ski killed it. They were super easy to swing for any ski, especially for such a wide ski. This is due to the thin tip technology, which reduces weight in the tips and tails. They were great for surface swaps and switch ups in general, as well as spinning off of rails. I barely hit jumps throughout the session, since i have partially torn menisci in both of my knees, as well as torn cartilage. From just straight airing the 20 foot jump, I could still make a few observations about them. First, they are fairly poppy for how flexy they were. They were by no means as poppy as punx or filthy riches, but held up pretty well. Because of the buttery tails, landings were a little more difficult. In the normal season, I would say any jump bigger than 40-50 feet is not a great idea. Now for the overall level of fun these skis can offer. These guys will be awesome for someone who likes a wide ski, but still wants to do some park. They are very buttery, but still stable. They chattered at relatively high speeds, but it was not too bad. Durability wise, the edges were pretty thick. The white base will get some black on it from rails, but I had no problems with the base's actually durability. I definitely hit a few rocks, but no base shots. The top sheet chips pretty severely, but that is to be expected with any ski. Overall, I would say that Line Blends are great for someone looking to hit park and small amounts of pow, but I would say no deeper than 12 inches. They held up great in slush as well as ice, and are still a great buttery ski for someone looking to have a ton of fun on the mountain.