Line Chronic Skis 2017-2018
A staple of Line’s line-up since basically forever, the Chronic is now officially referred to by our testers as “the vanilla ice cream of skis.” It delivers every damn time—just add your own toppings: rails, bumps, jumps, butters, tail presses, groomers, etc. “An all-around park machine,” said one tester. “Just the right amount of flex that you can butter, but not so much to prevent them from being rock-solid on big jumps. Inside, an aspen wood core provides weight savings and dampening while maple stringers ensure steadiness for when you stomp like King Kong. Additional features include a symmetrical flex for easy switch riding; a five-dimension sidecut for arcing big or small; and Capwall tech—cap on top to stand up to your abuse and sidewall on the bottom to let you drive like Jimmie Johnson.