2022 Line Vision 98 Skis
Line Vision 98 Skis
The Line vision 98 is a sweet-spot ski that offers a versatile, lively and energetic ski experience all over the mountain, and enough efficiency for those who want to go run up some skin tracks in the backcountry. The vision 98 is pleasantly light, but it offers a lot of stability for all-mountain skiing as well. Line's Partly Cloudy Core is designed with a blend of lightweight woods that creates an excellent strength to weight ratio leaving you feeling like there's nothing on your feet while feeling like you still have something to put some energy into. On top of the core is Line's Triple Hybrid Construction which are three different composite laminates that add power and stiffness to the ski. With that said, the Vision 98 offers a ton of playfulness and forgiveness and doesn't take very much effort at all to really get this ski to do what you want it to do. Tip and tail rocker let you smear, slash and butter your way through anything you want and early taper on both ends of the ski provides a hook free feel in any snow condition. Overall, just a tremendously fun and easy to handle ski that freeride skiers will truly enjoy. By the same token, you do not need to have a freeride background to enjoy this ski. It's shape and flex definitely cater to a freeride skier with a playful style, but any skier just looking for something with a fairly easy-going personality would have a blast on the Vision 98.
- Sidecut: 131/98/119
- Radius: 18 meters
- Core: Partly Cloudy
- Triple Hybrid Construction
- Full Sidewall
- Weight: 1515 grams per ski
- Early Taper
- Ability level: Advanced to Expert Skiers
All-Mountain • Groomers • Powder
I am 5"9 and about 170 with a muscular build. I am looking at the QST 98 169 cm and the Line vision 98 172cm. Which ones do you feel would be the best for my first ski purchase?
QST has more of an all-mountain mentality to it while also being useful in the park. Vision has more of a freestyle focus and doesn't quite get the job done in all-mountain. If you're aggressive, I'd lean to the QST in the 169. Have fun!
It's really the weight that makes a difference with the Vision. I think due to the lightness, you could size up to the 186, but I'd still say that the stats put you in the 179. It's a more directional ski than the Soul Rider, so it doesn't ski too short. Have fun!