Why we chose the Line Blade Optic 104: Powerful, versatile, fun
Lengths (cm): 171, 178, 185, 190
Sidecut (mm): 132 / 104 / 123
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1,890g
The Line brand marketing team is unquestionably one of the finest in the ski game but does the talent of their engineers match up to the hype cooked up by their promotional team? We, here at Mpora, reckon it totally does.
There are four skis in the Blade Optic Collection coming in at widths of 92, 96, 104, and 114mm. All of them have their uses but this 104 covers the all-mountain freeride category. I’ve witnessed, through my very own eyes, talented Line Team member and New Zealander, Ben Richards go to town on these bad boys (day in, day out). Claiming the title as the most versatile ski in the range, the 104 covers all corners, crevasses and couloirs of the mountain. It’s the business.
Line Blade Optic 104 Build
If you’re after a do-it-all day everyday freestyle ski then now is a pretty good time to be alive. Park skiers have asked for fatter skis so they can leave the piste, while freeriders want to spin and trick off drops. What’s so cool is that all the big brands have confident answers. K2 have the Reckoner 102, Atomic have the Bent Chetler 100, Armada have the ARV 106 and, right there in the locker alongside them, Line have the Blade Optic 104.