• Line Elizabeth 2006

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

        Overall

        I'm giving the ski a 8 because although it didn't do it all it did excel were it was supposed to. As a tree ski it's unbeatable. Again I'm 5'11 and I have no doubts that I should have gone for the bacons. The lizzies are ideal for someone say 5'5 -5'8. They work well as park skis for someone taller but don't plan on hitting any steep lines. Overall I'm stoked on these skis and only with they were a little bigger.

        Performance

        When I bought these skis, I thought that I would be using them for, I guess
        you could call it Eris Pollard type pow riding, lots of switch and
        buttering and not charging or going fast. But as the season went on I
        got more into charging bigger lines and straight lining and my riding
        moved away from playing on the mellow slopes and looking for ideal spots to work on my pow butters. This is were my beloved skis started to fail me. Now don't get me wrong, they will still go fast and charge but just not as well as other skis that are more suited for that.

        The lizzies are truely amazing in the trees. They turn on a dime. Many times I've gone from flying down an open run to swerving off and heading straight into the tightest of  trees without the slightest speed check. The skis are just so nimble and quick to turn that it honestly opened up a new realm of skiing for me. It was a new experience to be flying through a tight tree line and have the trees flying past at a blur. I can't say enough about how much fun these are in trees.

        Now I used these skis as my everything ski. The width was fine it took one or two runs to adjust to but after that I just became used to it. They rip surprisingly well on groomers and they work well in the park (I only hit jumps, I'm not a rail person). In the air they felt really good and their switch capabilities is unbeaten (that is in my humble opinion). Now I've never ridden a fully symmetrical ski so I can't compare their switch performance to such a ski.

        Now the crud. Chopped up pow was fine but anything hard and ice is a no go. I did the odd mogul run on them and it was alright (although to moguls were very soft), the tight turning radius and that awesome tree performance allowed for it to be a slightly enjoyable run. 

        They worked well on bc booters and landing switch in the powder but they would be even better if ridden be someone smaller then me.



        Design

        I liked the top sheet graphic. I'm very indifferent as to how my skis look as long as they do what I want. That being said, the pink bases are sick if I do say so myself. They look pretty cool in pics as well (as long as the skis on on the right feet....)

        Value

        I ended up paying something around $400 for them and they were worth every penny. The hours of fun I had on these made the price a total steal.

        Fit

        I definitly should have gotten the bacons. I'm 5'11 and had the skis mounted at -2cm from true.  They were great for park and on mellow pow covered slopes. But on the steeper stuff, I will just say that there are better options for a ski. The reason for the poor performace on steeper lines is a) They are short skis for my size b) I have them mounted close to center c) they arn't designed for charging.
        I guess I got a little off topic on this one, time to move to the next box...


        Characteristics

        Soft Flex and very playful. Very fun to butter and mess around in the powder and on the rest of the mountain. The nose and tail are soft (not quite ARV kinda soft but close) and the ski is slightly stiffer underfoot.

        Durability

        The top sheets are rather prone to chipping, especially along the edges. I don't really care if my top sheet gets beat up as long as it doesn't effect the skis performance. The bases shocked me all season long. I can't even count the number of times when I've hit something and immediately stop thinking "ahh fuck there goes my bases" but once I unclip to take a look I find that they still are as mint as the day I bought then. I'm definitely pleases with the durability of the bases.

        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 edd1e on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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        Overall

        Awesome, fun ski. Very soft. Great for lighter guys. shine on more mellow slopes with a foot or two of snow. Tips do tend to dive on steep and deep stuff. Great in the trees too.

        Performance

        after around 40 days on these this season I am very happy. They are kinda scary on icy days but apart from that, a more versatile ski than one would assume. Orignally I mounted the skis at recommended. However I really didnt like this, and moved them aroud -1cm from true centre.

        The skis ride fairly well switch even at high speed but carving switch does take some getting used to with the 110mm waist.

        I do feel they take some getting used to, but after some time on them, I can charge fairly aggressively on them and even do super short turns on the hardpack.

        Design

        designed by pollard himself. Needless to say, dope design. I love the piano black finish.
        After 40 days they are pretty chipped up in the tails especially, but this is purely cosmetic and they have not started to delam.
        The base is super strong and still looks like new even after surfing over some exposed rocks from time to time.

        Value

        $600 seems reasonable for this ski.

        Characteristics

        soft. Alot softer than my seths. even underfoot this ski is soft. soft tip and tail, make butters alot easier.

        Durability

        After 40 days they are pretty chipped up in the tails especially, but this is purely cosmetic and they have not started to delam.
        The base is super strong and still looks like new even after surfing over some exposed rocks from time to time

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

        Overall

        I will deffinitly be buying a pair next fall.

        Performance

        I loved it. I'm going to by them next year. They cut through crud, like a hot knife through butter. They float through the pow, good pop, turns feel awesome, like Pollard said, like a snowboard. You don't lose any turning capability with the width.

        Design

        The graphics are pretty good, I don't hate them, I don't love them.

        Value

        I demoed them for the day, for free so it was a great deal. The demo guy offered to sell them to me, with salomon bindings for $450. I sadly did not have the cash.

        Characteristics

        Flexier than my Chronics, quite flexy for a ski of this width. Easy to butter with for such a fat ski.

        Durability

        The only issue I noticed is that because the top sheet isnt rounded over the sides, there was some chipping.

        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:
    • Elizabeth
    • Manufacturer:
    • Line
    • Year:
    • 2006
    • 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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