Lightweight Freeride Ski

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The Vision 98 is a pretty straightforward ski, which in a way is a major curve ball coming from Line Skis. The entire series is competitively light compared to any ski, not to mention within the freeride category. Because of the weight, we think that the Vision 98 makes the most sense as a playful, poppy, touring ski for low-consequence slopes.

The shape of the Vision 98 is pretty close to a twin tip, but with a generous shovel and some directional influence retained in the tail. Their narrow waist makes them a more well-rounded option than the 118s, and their wide tips make it possible to plane out on deep snow once you gather a little speed.

They also feature Line’s super stable “THC Construction” method. But just because they’re damp doesn’t mean you can fly into a field of death cookies and expect to emerge unscathered. They are a great ski for spring corn touring or soft snow days at the resort, but they also require a little bit of thinking about your line when the conditions are less than ideal.

Our Overall Review

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

4.6

Reasons to buy:

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    Crazy light ski in the same class as a lot of dedicated touring options
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    Great soft snow skis, and can hold their own on powder despite the narrow waist

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markProne to deflection in icy conditions
  • check-markYou might want something wider for touring in powder

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Specs & Features

  • Multi-Radius Sidecut
  • “Triple Hybrid Construction”
  • Blended Maple and Paulowina core
  • 172cm 179cm, 186cm
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Our Overall Review

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

4.6

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Crazy light ski in the same class as a lot of dedicated touring options
  • check-mark
    Great soft snow skis, and can hold their own on powder despite the narrow waist

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markProne to deflection in icy conditions
  • check-markYou might want something wider for touring in powder

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