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A far more versatile yet no less fun alternative to the Pescado, the Sakana is everything you’d expect out of a carving ski from Line. Taking major notes from the Blade listed above
(the oversized shovel and aggressive sidecut) this ski is practically aching to get up on edge.

Regardless of skill level, skiers should have no trouble laying squiggly, convoluted sets of railroad tracks down tame to tough slopes.

 

“Sakana” comes from the Japanese term referring to a small snack customarily served with alcohol, maybe Line is trying to tell us something here. As far as we’re concerned, it epitomizes everything that has made Line the iconic ski brand they are today, emphasizing fun and never taking itself too seriously.

It’s hard to have a better time on shallow sluff or soft spring slough.

Though the Sakana has earned its salt both on and off piste, you’re better off looking for something a little more traditional for big bad lines and bad conditions.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.3

Reasons to buy:

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    Bringing the frontside of skiing back into the limelight
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    Surprisingly versatile given its shape
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    Rip hard turns side to side in a tight radius

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markDoesn’t hold up well on icy or super variable terrain.
  • check-markNot the best option for powder days

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Specs & Features

  • Directional Flex
  • Multi-Radius Sidecut
  • Swallowtail
  • Carbon Flax Tape
  • Early rise
  • 166cm, 174cm, 181cm variations
See the complete list of the best Line Skis here!

Related Reviews

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.3

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Bringing the frontside of skiing back into the limelight
  • check-mark
    Surprisingly versatile given its shape
  • check-mark
    Rip hard turns side to side in a tight radius

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markDoesn’t hold up well on icy or super variable terrain.
  • check-markNot the best option for powder days

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