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We love the Line Blend. We love it for its ingenuity, for the flex, and for the uniqueness that sets it apart from quite literally anything else out there. Each and every time we get to either ski it or review it in some way, we’re more and more impressed that this ski actually exists. The flex on it is just so crazy, it’s amazing that it can even complete a run down the mountain. While this may not seem like a ringing endorsement of the Blend as a ski, it does highlight the individuality of it, making it seem like you have such a crazy toy on your feet. If playfulness and creativity are part of your business plan, then this Blend is a must-have ski. While it’s not going to have much of an appeal to pure all-mountain skiers or to those that are looking for versatility and on-trail performance, the Blend does have a whole lot to offer the most creative and individualistic skiers out there.

The big thing here is how they’re able to make the ski so incredibly flexible and not simply snap in half. The secret is the use of a maple macroblock wood core that can hold up to some serious forces and input. By thinning the core as it gets to the end, the blend of the sturdy maple but in a thinner profile makes a lot of sense. Think of how a maple branch or a sapling is incredibly flexible without snapping. The use of this wood is no accident—it was chosen specifically for this purpose. Line also calls out the Butter Zone Flex Pattern of the ski as part of the construction technology, but really that just means that the ski gets thinner as it gets to the end. It stays pretty light as well, hitting 1850 grams in the 178 cm length.

164, 171, 178, 185 cm20 m at 178 cm133/100/122 mm

Maple Macroblock
Butter Zone
Preferred Terrain

The construction is quite a bit more interesting than the shape, not saying it’s shaped poorly, but the outstanding aspect of this ski is more concerned with the flex than the rocker or taper. It’s 100 mm underfoot, so that puts it in a freeride style of category, and it also has a fairly symmetrical rocker profile, with equal parts camber and rocker. While that amount of camber would normally cause the ski to be incredibly energetic and poppy, in this ski, it’s mainly there just to maintain form. It’s not terribly difficult to compress the camber, and as a result, the ski is considerably agile in all turn shapes and styles. In the 178, we’re getting a 20-meter turn radius, which is kind of on the long side, but given the ski’s ability to access the sidecut with ease, it doesn't necessarily feel long.

For fun, playful, and flexible performance, skiers needn’t look further than the 2024 Line Blend. This ski has all of the necessary ingredients to make it an insanely fun freestyle ski that will inspire a different level of creativity and input. This isn’t like any other twin tip on the market today, and if you get a chance to get on this ski and push it to its limit, you’ll be impressed with what Line can do when it comes to building a unique and individualistic ski.