Why we chose the Line Vision 108: Playful, lightweight, freestyle-focused
Lengths (cm): 175, 183, 189
Sidecut (mm): 142 / 108 / 128
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1,605g
Price: £565 / €665 / $750
Yes, the Vision series of skis might have been a new series of skis from Line last year, but we here at Mpora were blown away by their balance of performance and weight. We previously put the Vision 98 through the wringer last year and now, for 2021, we’ve spent a good amount of time getting to know the Vision 108s, and have been left seriously impressed.
Line has previously dabbled in creating a touring ski, with the Sick Day Tourist, but the Vision series is the first time the company has produced a whole lineup of touring skis. But fear not, as Line has still managed to stay true to its playful freestyle roots in the production of this ski.
Line Vision 108 Build
Similar to the Vision 98, the Vision 108 features THC (insert cannabis joke here) within its construction. This is Line’s ‘Triple Hybrid Construction’ which features carbon aramid and fibreglass. These three materials are all sandwiched together and because the materials vibrate at different frequencies, it creates a well-tuned ski that’s able to absorb many of the typical vibrations while you’re railing turns.
“It creates a well-tuned ski that’s able to absorb many of the typical vibrations”
So that’s the THC chatter out of the way. Onto the cores, you’ve got a Paulownia and Maple core, which helps to bring a mixture of weight savings and pop. Then, as like many of touring skis on the market, Line have further shaved off the grams by thinning the core and sidewalls towards the tips and tails. This doesn’t only save a hundred or so grams per ski but it also helps to reduce the swing weight for when you need to throw the planks around at speed.