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The all-new 2024 Line Chronic 94 is an amazing example of a ski that took cues from its predecessor but spun them in its own way to create a new and unique product on the market today. While 1 mm of waist difference from the previous Chronic 95 isn’t a huge gap, the overall shaping and profile makes for a much more sophisticated personality. Additionally, it’s not like the outgoing Chronic was a bad ski—we loved their versatility and playfulness, but this new one takes it to the next level. Chronic, as a line, now has two models, with the 101 complementing the new 94. Perhaps there are more Chronic skis in the future? People really seem to enjoy them, and out of all the new twin tips we skied this year, the Chronics stood out as some of the best ones out there. It’s always fun getting to bring a ski back to a rep and tell them that they have a winning formula, and for most of us this year, the Chronic 94 was just that ski.

While the construction of the ski mainly keeps things on the normal side of the spectrum, the use of thick/thin in the way the materials are put together makes most of the difference. By starting with an aspen veneer wood core, the ski has a smooth and silky behavior, but they end up using a thicker cut along the underfoot zone with dramatic tapering to the very tips and tails. The Thin Tip technology ensures that there’s zero wood in the last centimeter or two of the ski, with just topsheet and base being held together by epoxy. This lightens the swing weight a ton, while keeping the rest of the ski strong and sturdy enough for aggressive skiing. They also use thicker edges in this ski that create stronger edge grip and increased durability for park skiing and rails. This vacillation between thick and thin in the ski makes a lot of sense and goes a long way in creating this new character. While it’s not particularly light at 1920 grams per ski in the 178, we appreciate that sturdiness in order to keep the high-end performance right there.

164, 171, 178, 185 cm16.3 m at 178 cm123/94/117 mm

Aspen Veneer
Thin Tip
Thick Cut Sidewall
Preferred Terrain

Line really seems to enjoy their twin tip shaping, and we are right there with them. The Chronic 94 uses a minimal tip to tail taper difference, with a 123 mm tip and a 117 mm tail. This shape makes for clean and round turns while keeping symmetry close at hand for modern freestyle and park skiing. We’re getting a 16.3-meter turn radius in the 178 cm length, and this is on the turny side, but it seems to work quite well with the versatile nature of the ski. The rocker profile is very symmetrical as well, with equal splay in the tips and tails with some average camber underfoot. For floaty and drifty skiing, this works quite well, as the smeary ability of the ski is highlighted by the similarities in the rocker, taper, and splay in both tips and tails.

Overall, we’re quite stoked on the new Line Chronic 94. It seems quite smart to split the Chronic into a few different models, and it makes sense that the mid-90's is a good place to start. For skiers that are looking to have a fun, versatile freeride ski that can also handle the park, the 94 is the way to go. It’s way more fun than it is demanding, so skiers of a variety of levels and background will love and appreciate the blend of thick and thin that these skis employ to generate their wonderful personality.