The POWDER staff is attending SIA in Denver this week—the snow sports industry’s biggest trade show, where we are getting a first look at the best gear for skiers. For more reviews and first looks at new gear, go here.
Line’s Sick Day series skis are about to get even sicker. The newest iteration of the series features stiffer, simplified cores and new flex patters tailored to the ski’s width. Magic fingers are integrated into the core of each ski (also known as carbon stringers) making each of the four models stiffer without adding weight, keeping versatility high and leaving skiers with the option to use the Sick Day as a touring ski. At $399 the 88-mm waisted Sick Day might be the deal of the year for skiers spending a majority of their time on hardpack, while the fattest Sick Day model (at 114-mm underfoot) will keep things surfy, playful, and maneuverable in deeper snow. The line includes 94- and 104-mm models, rounding out the series with two solid one-ski-quiver options.