Line Pandora 84 2020 – 2021 | Review

The Pandora 84 is a beautiful-looking ski that's fun, forgiving, and highly versatile

Why we chose the LINE Pandora 84: Lightweight, snappy, playful

Lengths (cm): 151, 158, 165
Sidecut (mm): 122-84-110
Radius: 13m average
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1339g
Price: £350


LINE claim that their Pandora top sheets shed snow faster so you can proudly display LINE graphics from the chairlift. Admittedly, I chuckled upon first reading this but after checking out the Pandora collection’s new graphics… well… I’m fully convinced.

“You will want to showcase the… Pandoras at all costs”

You will want to showcase the 2020 / 21 Pandoras at all costs. LINE’s women’s freeride range is back for 2020, with a new look but the same tried and tested structure. As the narrowest and softest ski of the four Pandora options, the Pandora 84 is an ability-inclusive hardpack explorer.

LINE Pandora 84 Build

At 84mm underfoot, the Pandora is the narrowest women’s ski in our line up. Thanks to its slim waist – not too much wider than your average piste ski – the Pandora 84 is a quick-footed and lively ski that loves to be thrown from edge to edge.

“The Pandora 84 is a quick-footed and lively ski that loves to be thrown from edge to edge”

The Pandora 84 is also the lightest women’s ski that we’ve selected at only 1339g per ski. LINE did this feat by using an 100% aspen core, thinner core material and sidewalls in the ski tips, and cap construction.

Essentially, wherever physically possible, LINE have streamlined the Pandora 84 to create a featherweight ski. Ultra light skis might ring alarm bells for more powerful skiers, but the Pandora 84 remains surprisingly reliable at speed and fierce enough on edge for the majority of skiers.

LINE Pandora 84 Shaping

The Pandora 84 features a very slight 3mm rocker in the tip and 2 mm in the tail, with a 4mm camber throughout the rest of the ski. You end up with primarily a piste ski, which you won’t begrudge when you wind up in a mogul field or receive a surprise snow dumping.

As with all LINE skis, the Pandora combines five different radii together. It is this technology that gives LINE skis, including the Pandora 84, an effortlessly relaxed and surfy feel and boosts LINE riders’ famously laidback styles.

“It is this technology that gives LINE skis… an effortlessly relaxed and surfy feel”

The multi-radius sidecut averages out at 13m (in 158cm length), so this is really a ski for short turns. The light weight and tight turn radius make the Pandora 84 effortless to throw on edge and swiftly bring back underfoot, which favours high-tempo and playful skiing. Think carved slalom turns on fresh groomers, zipping in and out of tree lines, and boosting through bumps.

Who Is The LINE Pandora 84 For?

This isn’t the ski for aggressive skiers, who will find the Pandora 84 starts to chatter and lacks stiffness at higher speeds with greater rider input. But for more relaxed skiers who value a smooth and cruisy ride, the Pandora 84 is an ideal companion. Plus, for skiers who would rather not fork out on multiple pairs of skis (and appreciate a conveniently light ski bag), the Pandora is a great one-ski-fits-all option.

In this sense, the Pandora 84 is pretty similar to the Armada Victa 93 – a highly versatile, forgiving, and fun all-mountain ski. The Pandora 84’s lighter and narrower build though makes it even more nimble and quick to grip.

The directional flex and slim waist tailor the Pandora 84 towards hard pack carving, whilst its minimal weight, medium flex, and short multi-radius enable you to mix things up on a day exploring with the crew or when gifted a fresh sprinkling of snow. All in all, the Pandora 84 performs like a piste ski whilst offering a (good) dash more flavour.

What Is The LINE Pandora 84 Good At?

Playfulness: 8/10

Weight (lack of): 7/10

Freestyle: 7/10

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