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Line Sir Francis Bacon Skis - Men's - 2012/2013

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Go big in the Line Sir Francis Bacon skis. They offer agility that stands up to anything you throw at them.

  • Ideal for advanced skiers who love fresh powder, the Bacons are also stiff enough to responsively handle variable terrain and big moves in the pipe
  • Designed by skier, artist and filmmaker Eric Pollard, the Line Sir Francis Bacon skis are his personal choice for versatility and fun
  • Core consists of light and strong maple wood stringers surrounded by aspen wood to provide power, stability and long-lasting responsiveness
  • Symmetrical flex pattern in the tip and tail allows responsive riding forward or backward
  • Tip and tail rocker floats high in backcountry powder whether skiing forward or switch; relatively low rise planes through powder instead of plowing up and over
  • Geometry of skis incorporates 5 different turn radii to create effortless turn initiation with solid edge hold and responsive exits
  • Widest points of the tip and tail are close to the center of the ski, reducing tail drag and hooking in powder
  • You'll notice the grippy feel of these skis on hardpack thanks to the extended length of the edges
  • Thin core and sidewall in the tips reduce weight and make skis easier to control
  • P-tex plastic sidewalls isolate vibrations, offering high-end damping characteristics
  • Steel edges seamlessly wrap around the entire tip, delivering superior carving and long-lasting performance
  • Increased thickness of a standard base and edges adds significant durability and impact resistance, and it lets you tune your skis many times throughout the season
  • High-quality sintered base retains wax and glides easily over snow
  • Base or topsheet color may vary from online photo
  • Requires bindings with wide brakes

Recommended rider weights are a general guideline. Please keep in mind that additional factors can affect which size will best suit your needs. If you have questions regarding ski and snowboard sizing, please contact us at 1-800-426-4840.

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Line Sir Francis Bacon Skis - Men's - 2012/2013 Specs
Specification
Description
Best use
Downhill skiing
All-mountain wide
Groomed and powder
140/108/136 millimeters
15 / 16.1 / 17.7 meters
Tip and tail rocker
Directional
Wood
No
150 - 170 / 160 - 180 / 170 - 190 pounds
Men's
Ski design
Ski terrain
Ski dimensions
Sidecut radius
Ski camber
Twin tip
Core
Bindings included
Recommended skier weight
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Line Sir Francis Bacon Skis - Men's - 2012/2013

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Line Sir Francis Bacon Skis - Men's - 2012/2013is rated5.0out of5by2.
Rated5out of5byfromBacons RockThese skis are amazingly agile for a 108 waisted ski. I was very impressed with their handling on the hardpack. I expected much more chattering and sliding. I had them mounted at Eric's recommended line (-2), which is almost a center mount - and I think that has something to do with it. They were DESIGNED to be mounted this way. At first I was worried about the mounting point, but from the first run, they felt great. I could make quick, short turns, or long ones. They have a large sweet spot - I almost never got thrown in the backseat, even in some small moguls. You can ski fast or slow. They have a speed limit, but it is plenty high enough for me - and I was keeping up with most of the faster skiers, just like I always do. They are especially smooth in any kind of fresh snow - they bound from turn to turn for me. I picked the 190s - which are new for this year. I weigh 200 lbs and the length feels perfect. These are really FUN skis. If you like just having fun and being able to ski nearly every condition with one pair of skis, get them. Unless you are a super hard charger (35-40 mph plus),you will love these skis! And if you like going of jumps, these would be great skis with their low swing-weight. Best decision I ever made (ski-wise)!
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated5out of5byfromAbsolutely LOVE THEMFirst of all, these skis are AMAZING! At first I thought they would be a little too wide underfoot (108mm), for an all around ski for California snow. I read review after review saying they work just fine for any condition, so I took the plunge… I'm glad I did. I just used them for the first time this previous weekend and had the chance to try them on a few different types of snow. I encountered icy, slush, hard pack and even some slight powder conditions. The Bacons excelled in every condition, the only time they chattered a bit was on the icy stuff, but I would almost expect any ski would have. When it came to the small amount of loose stuff and powder, these things just destroyed it. It was great! I can only imagine what it would be like to try a knee-high day with them, I just hope we get one soon!! They were fairly quick and very stable at speeds. I am extremely happy with their all around performance. It didn't take much time to get used to them, and I'm sure my future experience with the Bacons will just get better and better. I will definitely keep another set of narrower skis for a day of solid ice and corduroy, but for any other condition, these will definitely be my go-to twigs.
Date published: 2013-02-12

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