The Vision line from Line consists of a 98, 108, and 118. In the middle, the 108 has a soft snow mentality to be sure, but it's still able to keep it tight and quick thanks to the light weight. Starting with a paulownia and maple wood core, the skis add Line's THC laminate, consisting of carbon, aramid, and fiberglass. This adds a decent amount of snap and pop to the otherwise light and flexible ski. It's a twin tip, but still has more of a directional flex to it, increasing the overall versatility of the ski. If you spend a lot of time in softer snow and appreciate the playfulness of a ski, then the Vision 108 is a fantastic choice. Conversely, if you're a heavier or more aggressive skier, you might find that you'll overpower it, especially if the snow gets hard or firm. Unchanged except for graphics for 2021, the skis retain all of their feather-like feel and playful personality from years past, and that's a good thing for a lot of skiers.
Rocker / Camber / Rocker
Powder, All Mountain
Harrison Gorham skied the 183 and scored them 5's out of 5 for flotation, quickness, and maneuverability. His scores of 4's for playfulness, stability, and overall impression are equally as impressive. Harry calls it "super-surfy, solid in turns, holds a surprising edge, and super-stable at speed. They have a good amount of rocker for their shape, and they don't shake like some other skis in this category." If Harrison had to have a knock against it, he states that they're "not great in the moguls" but that's going to be pretty much across the board in this width. For a freeride ski that loves to play, there's not a lot better out there than the Line Vision 108.
Jeff Neagle skied the 183 and found them to be "super fun freeride/powder skis. The Vision 108 feels light, snappy, and loves to play in soft snow. To me it feels like one of the lightest twin-tip freeride skis. It's also pretty soft. Not tremendously soft flexing, and it feels a little stiffer than the Vision 98 in my opinion, but it feels like it's geared more towards maneuverability and playfulness than stiffness and stability. It's not a complete noodle, you can still ski pretty fast on it, but you need to do so in a balanced stance, not necessarily driving your tips. In soft snow conditions and rolling, variable terrain, it's so much fun. Super easy to butter and smear. Light and easy to flick around so you can do things like nose butter 360s and switch spins off natural hits really easily. It definitely feels like a Line. When I get on it all I want to do is find natural terrain to trick off of, which in basically how I think about the company in general. Another side of the Vision 108 is that its definitely light enough to use as an AT ski. Especially if you're looking for a playful, freestyle-inspired AT ski, it would be a great choice." Top scores of 5 out of 5 were given for playfulness, quickness, and maneuverability. For a 108 to be quick and maneuverable, that's pretty darn impressive.
Freestyle-oriented freeriders in search of soft snow and high fun-factors will love the continued playfulness of the Vision 108. If you can see it, you can ski it, and if you like doing it with style, then this could be the ski for you.