For 2021, the Line Vision 98 retains all of its uber-quickness and playfulness but in a new graphic. Skiers who loved the Vision and its fun-loving personality will have no love lost for this year. Coming in at a paltry 1515 grams per ski, these things are feather-ish. Do not mistake that for cheap or stingy-these skis can flex and bend with the best of them. If you're looking for that ultimate in butter-ability, the Vision 98 is a fantastic place to start. Thanks to the Paulownia/Maple wood core and Aramid/Carbon/Fiberglass stringers, the Vision 98 is a versatile all-mountain tool that has playfulness to spare. Our testers still can't get over how light and quick these things are-and they certainly love them for that.
Rocker / Camber / Rocker
All Mountain, Park, Powder
Mike Aidala skied the 179 and called them "super-light all-mountain skis at a great price point." As our lead Customer Service Representative here at SkiEssentials.com, Mike knows a thing or two about value. "This ski is a great option for light-weight advanced and intermediate skiers who are looking for playfulness and are concerned with the overall weight of the skis." Mike's scores of 4's out of 5 for quickness, maneuverability, playfulness, and forgiveness are all very much in line with what skiers in this range are looking for. Connor Gorham also skied the 179 and found it to be right on for him. A score of 5 out of 5 for playfulness was not surprising in the least. Connor notes that the Vision 98 is "slightly bouncy and craves more snow to play in. This setup generally makes me want to pop off hips and side-stashes, and this ski delivered on controlled air." Connor seems to fit the profile of a Line Vision 98 skier for sure.
Jeff Neagle is just the type of skier that the Line Vision 98 is aiming at. He loves little tricks and spins and having fun out there on the hill. Jeff skied the 179 and found it to be okay, but could have skied the 186 as well. He scored 5's out of 5 for quickness, maneuverability, playfulness, and forgiveness. We expect to see these high scores given to this ski. Jeff notes that "the Vision 98 is insanely nimble. Super maneuverable, super playful, really easy to load up the tips and tails of the ski for ollies, nollies, butters, and other things of the sort. It's also incredible lightweight, so when you add all those things together, it just feels like it wants to play all around the mountain. Flat ground 360s... I can't really think of a better test for a skis swing weight, and the Vision 98 is probably the first ski I've been on in the last 10 years which gave me the feeling like I could just hop and spin 360 on the flats, which I ended up doing multiple times my first time skiing it. Just such a pleasure to hop around on.... Little 180s all over the place, nose and tail butters... It's an all mountain ski that just wants to play and play and play. I know there are quite a few Line athletes who have moved to the Vision 98 as their go-to park/all-mountain ski and I can totally understand why. It's lighter and has more willingness to flex in its extremities than skis like the Chronic or more typical skis in this category. For a lot of modern "swerve" park skiing, the Vision 98 is ideal. Not necessarily for a hard-charger. If you're choosing it as a daily driver and you like to ski fast, consider sizing up. I could've skied the 186 without any issue... at least I'm 99% sure of that." Definitely, we see the lightness and maneuverability of the ski showing up in Jeff's comments.
Skiers looking for light-weight poppiness and easy butters will love the Line Vision 98. There's a lot more strength than is indicated by the generous flex, so don't overlook it unless you're very heavy or aggressive.
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