2022 Line Sir Francis Bacon Skis
Line Sir Francis Bacon Skis
The Line Sir Francis Bacon has been around for quite some time now and has gone through a few different renditions, but has maintained its overall purpose which is to provide a premium soft snow experience and all-mountain versatility. This is a ski that allows playful skiers to take a freestyle mindset to a variety of different terrain types and snow conditions and is ultimately just a very well-rounded ski. Starting with Line's Partly Cloudy Core, the Sir Francis Bacon features a softer, more forgiving flex pattern that caters to a playful ski style, but the shape of the ski allows you to charge a bit harder despite the softer flex. The Sir Francis Bacon utilizes a shape that doesn't feature much taper in the tip and tail. As a result, you get a longer effective edge and a deeper sidecut which is more conducive to carving. The result is a wide ski that can arc a turn very easily. This ski also features 3D Convex Technology which is essentially a spoon shape in the tip and tail that creates a very surfy feel in deep snow and allows the ski to slarve and pivot for a hook-free experience in any condition. Whether you're looking for a playful soft snow ski that has the versatility to handle a variety of terrain one the snow gets skied off, you'll seriously enjoy the Line Sir Francis Bacon.
- Sidecut: 143/107/139
- Radius: 16 meters
- Core: Partly Cloudy
- Weight: 1850 grams per ski
- Full Sidewall Construction
- 3D Convex Technology
- Symmetrical Flex
- Ability Level: Advanced to expert skiers
All-Mountain • Big Mountain • Park
Here is a brief rundown on Line Freeride options:
Vision 108: Lightweight, soft snow/powder freeride oriented ski that can be a 50/50 resort/skin ski due to its weight. Not ideal for hard pack or areas that don't receive a lot of snow.
Sick Day 104: Directional park ski that has all-mountain versatility. Great daily driver for areas that see a fair amount of snow and soft conditions but can still manage firmer conditions quite well. Plenty of high end construction and materials in this ski. Great value and a potential one ski quiver!
Bacon-Soft flexing twin that caters to playful skiers with a freestyle mindset to a variety of different terrain types. Surfy feel but for a 107 waisted ski, can still hold its own when things get skied off a bit. Not ideal for hard snow or east/midwest resorts.
Hope this helps and think snow!
I’m on the fence between the Dynastar M Free 108s, the K2 Mindbender 108TI and the Line Frankie B’s with the 107 waist. I ski hard and fast and would like a ski I could occasionally get some hardpack use on as well as off piste.
I’m 6’4 and pushin 250 so I’m leaning towards that 190+ length. The problem with the Ripsticks is they are a short 188 in their longest length.
I think your stats and application and aggressiveness puts you firmly in the Mindbender 108. My guess is that you'd find the M-Free and especially the SFB to be on the flexible side. You'll get the performance you need out of the K2 for sure. The nice thing about the K2 is that for all its stability and strength, it's pretty fun in the softer stuff. I'd go that route.