Why we chose the LINE Honey Bee: Lightweight, durable, fun
Lengths (cm): 144,155,166
Sidecut (mm): 120-92-116
Radius: 16.5 (average)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1499g
Back in 2017 LINE modified their Honey Badger model to create the Honey Bee, a women’s specific freestyle ski. Coming in shorter lengths, with a thinner profile, and a lighter wood core (and one of my favourite women’s top-sheet graphics), the Honey Bee is a lightweight but tough ski equipped to conquer the park and urban scene.
The Honey Bees are LINE pro skier Taylor Lundquist’s tools of her trade for international Streetstyle rail jams and urban film shoots. You can catch them in Jyosei, the first all-female urban ski film, and upcoming all-female ski movie Skivas. You couldn’t ask for a better testament to the Honey Bee’s combination of style and strength (watch the Honey Bees in action, between 06:35 and 09:45 here).
LINE Honey Bee Build
A highlight of the Honey Bee is its light weight – a slender 1.49kg per ski. This is a result of its 100% Aspen wood core. This minimal, no-fuss construction gives the ski a light, agile, and playful feel.
Designed with tricks, spins, and jumps in mind, reduced swing weight guarantees that nothing underfoot will weigh you down. Plus, nobody likes lugging around their bodyweight in skis during a hike session do they?
“Designed with tricks, spins, and jumps in mind”
The Honey Bee might be lightweight, but it’s definitely sturdy as well. No shock here since Taylor Lundquist practically destroys metal with these skis. The 4D Fibrecap construction – layering four directions of fibreglass over the core – increases resistance, without adding weight.
LINE’s trademark Fatty Base and Edge construction ensures ultimate durability: a 1.7mm thick base and 2.5mm high steel edges equip the Honey Bee to tackle anything: snow, plastic, metal, the odd bit of concrete. The Honey Bee certainly packs a punch / sting.