Why we chose the Line Pescado: Different, cool, creative
Lengths (cm): 180
Sidecut (mm): 158 / 125 / 144 (180 cm)
Radius: 19.5m (180 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1,950g
Line is known for being the least serious brand in skiing. The only brand to have never made a non-twin-tip ski, they make some seriously fun playful skis that are designed to keep it loose across the mountain.
Line Pescado Build
Line has taken surfing to the slopes with the Pescado. It’s a truly different design that’ll change the way you ski. It’s rare to start talking about the design of a ski from the back first but with a tail like this, it’d be rude not to.
“Line has taken surfing to the slopes”
The Pescado is the powder ski from Line’s Swallowtail range. Yes, that’s right, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, It’s got a swallow tail. Pretty wicked if you ask us. It’s created to sink into powder, and to bring the nose up further for ample floatation without you (the skier) having to tear your quads up by sitting in the back seat.
If you’re worried about the swallowtail eating away at performance when you find yourself on the cat track while heading to the pow, Line has left a long effective edge. This means that when you’re ripping up corduroy, the Pescado will be right there with you. Line has also reinforced the tail here with Titanal to ensure that you’re not going to snap this unique design if you find yourself landing heavily in the backseat.
The swallowtail isn’t the only clever thing Line has put into the Pescado. The designers have really gone to town (hence why they are claiming it’s the best powder ski on earth). It’s got a directional flex, with a soft nose to help initiate turns, and does cool butters. The stiffer tail provides power and stability at higher speeds.