The 2021 Line Vision 108, an all-mountain ski. A review of Line's playful touring ski, plus weight and full specs.
Specs and Tech
The sidecut and rocker are similar to other skis that Line makes– the Vision has a moderate amount of rocker in the tip and bit less in the tail and a slight amount of camber through the center of the ski. The tips and tails are a medium flex with underfoot being medium stiff. I would rate the tips about 7/10, the tails 7.5/10 and underfoot being an 8.5/10.
The Vision features a full sidewall construction with 2.1x2mm edges which are pretty thick considering the weight of the ski. It also features what Line calls a 5cut multi-radius sidecut, meaning they blended 5 different radiuses into the sidecut which they claim gives a wide variety of turn shapes.
Also new is the “THC” construction, stands for triple hybrid construction, meaning they press Aramid, Carbon fiber and Fiberglass into the layup which is claimed to create a damper feeling ski.
I found that the Vision 108 had a very intuitive feeling on groomers and could be laid over easily into consistent arcs down the run. At first, I found the tail wanted to grab a little more than I would like but a quick detune at the base of the mountain led to the tails being easy to release halfway through a turn and start into a slarve.
The speed limit is very high on this ski, with the limiting factor more being my trust in tech bindings than the feeling of the skis. I was very pleasantly surprised by the edge hold as well as the dampness while blasting through semi softened re-frozen snow as well as very firm snow in the morning.
The Vision 108 floats about as good as any 108 underfoot skis could, and even better than some wider skis I've been on. With a decent amount of tip rocker and softer tips with minimal taper the front of the ski never dived on me.
The overall lightweight of this ski translates into a light feeling ski in the air. It is plenty easy to spin and flip on these skis, and the flatter tail and lower tail rocker provide a stable landing pad. I wouldn’t really want to ski pow switch on these but the tail is twin enough for hitting park lips or carving groomers switch.
I am excited to report no top sheet issues, no edge delams, and no unwarranted base damage after 10+ days of skiing almost every conditions the mountain has to offer.
Sizes: 175, 183, 189 cm
Dimensions: 142 / 108 / 128 mm
Radius: 19.5M - 183
Weight: 1605g /ski - 183
Profile: 10 - 2 - 8
Stable at high speeds, light in the air, & easy to control, the Line Vision 108 is innovation defined. The one freeride ski that can slap down pillow stacks one day and explore far out zones the next. Best for freeriding the entire mountain and then going for a tour after the lifts close.