Line Pescado Powder Ski 2022 – 2023 | Review

With its awesome swallow tail, the Pescado is all about making the best of the best days

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
Price: £785


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.

Line’s 5-cut multi-radius sidecut serves up a variety of turns depending on where you position yourself on the ski. This means that the Pescado makes use of five different radiuses, blended through the ski. This results in a more intuitive feel. The side wall is made up of ultra-high-density Polyethylene to absorb vibrations and provide powerful energy transmission.  The Pescado is fitted with Line’s Partly Cloudy Core, a blend of Paulownia and Maple. This setup means it has the best strength-to-weight ratio in their lineup.

Line Pescado Shaping

The Pescado is quite obviously a ski made for powder. With it being 125 underfoot, having a swallow tail at the back, and being something of a shovel at the front, it’s safe to say you probably won’t want to take this ski out on the ice.

“The Pescado is quite obviously a ski made for powder”

But Line doesn’t want you to either, they want you to enjoy the best of the best days with the Pescado (and you will). It’s a truly original ski, and you’ll certainly be catching the eye of everyone within a hundred yards, if not more, when you’re on a pair of them. Line are always on it when it comes to constantly designing funner, more creative, skis and the swallowtail range should be seen as proof of that. 

Finally, a bit of advice. If you’re looking for a ski this special but don’t think you need something this wide, check out the Line Sakana, It’s the all-mountain, use it everyday, version of this ski and it’s an absolute blast.

What Is The Line Pescado Good At?

Powder: 10/10
Carving: 7/10
Hard Snow: 6/10

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