Ski Bum Reviews - Exploring the Line Blade Optic 104 Skis in the 2024 Ski Review
Introducing the Line Blade Optic 104 for the 2024 season – a ski that redefines versatility and elevates your mountain experience to new heights. This ski is the pinnacle of the Blade Optic Collection, designed to excel in every scenario you encounter on the slopes. With its innovative Gas Pedal Medal Overdive™ technology, the Blade Optic 104 delivers an extraordinary blend of power and finesse. The titanal layup empowers you with unparalleled edge grip, stability, and control, allowing you to navigate challenging terrains while still maintaining a quick edge-to-edge grip on packed corduroy. Whether you're charging down the backcountry or seeking first tracks on the smoothest morning corduroy, the Blade Optic 104 adapts effortlessly to your style. Its adaptability stems from a perfect balance of responsiveness and playfulness, making every turn an opportunity to express your unique skiing style. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the ski's design merges aesthetics with performance. The clean lines and dynamic graphics catch the eye and reflect the ski's dynamic capabilities. Elevate your skiing adventures with the Line Blade Optic 104 and experience the freedom to explore the mountain with confidence, precision, and a whole lot of fun. It's time to upgrade your ski game and make your mark on the slopes.
The Line Blade Optic ski redefines skiing with advanced technical features. The hallmark 5CUT™ Multi-Radius Sidecut blends five radii into the sidecut, allowing diverse turn shapes for exceptional maneuverability while maintaining an intuitive feel. Gas Pedal Metal strategically places Titanal across the ski's width, enhancing edge grip, stability, and energy, with separate tip and tail pieces boosting power. Overdrive™ technology vertically concentrates Titanal from tip to tail, adding stability and precision. Early Rise lifts the tip and tail, aiding lift in deep snow and quicker engagement on hardpack. Sidewall Construction absorbs vibrations for smoother rides and efficient energy transfer. The Aspen Veneer Core, a fusion of Aspen Stringers, offers lightweight responsiveness. Directional Flex balances softer tip initiation with a stiffer tail for control. Fatty Base & Edge™ technology reinforces durability with a thicker base and edge, steel edges, and a thick base. Overall, the Blade Optic ski harmonizes innovation, precision, and durability, appealing to both experienced skiers and adventurers seeking excellence.
5CUT™ MULTI-RADIUS SIDECUT:
FIVE different radiuses are blended into the ski’s sidecut. The result? A wide variety of turn shapes and an intuitive feel.
GAS PEDAL METAL:
Titanal focused across the ski width provides increased edge grip and torsional stability while maintaining a lively feel along the length of the ski. Two independent tip and tail Titanal pieces add extra power and energy.
Titanal focused vertically throughout the ski, extending throughout the tip and tail designed to add stability, power, and precision.
The tip and tail lift away from the snow to bring the contact points closer to the center of the ski. This increases a ski's lift in deep snow and allows it to engage more quickly on hardpack when rolled over on edge.
Ultra-High Density Polyethylene vertical walls over the edges absorb vibrations and provide powerful energy transmission.
ASPEN VENEER CORE:
An amalgam of Aspen Stringers brought together for a lightweight, snappy, and engaged feel.
The softer tip floats & initiates turns easily while the stiffer tail provides power, stability & high speed control.
FATTY BASE & EDGE™:
30% thicker base & edge, 2mm wide x 2.5mm high steel edges and 1.7mm thick base dramatically increase durability and tuning life the skis.