New Skis from LINE, Nordica, 4FRNT, and J Skis + a Confession & Sneak Peek (Ep.37)

Today we’re talking about a whole bunch of skis, including the new Line Outline and new Sir Francis Bacon; the new Nordica Enforcer 104 Free; the 4FRNT InThayne; and the J Skis Friend. We also talk a bit about Luke and Sam’s article on caring for outerwear; and Jonathan Ellsworth makes a quasi-apology / mini confession about his previous stance on lightweight, inbound skis. Finally, there is a MASSIVELY IMPORTANT teaser about a forthcoming GEAR:30 episode.

Jonathan Ellsworth, Sam Shaheen, and Luke Koppa discuss the Nordica Enforcer 104 Free, J Skis Friend, 4FRNT Inthayne, Line Outline, and Line Sir Francis Bacon on Blister's GEAR:30 Podcast
Luke Koppa on the 183 cm J Skis Friend, Crested Butte, CO.


  • Line’s Outline and new Sir Francis Bacon (3:24)
  • Nordica Enforcer 104 Free (11:33)
  • 4FRNT Inthayne (16:36)
  • J Skis The Friend, 183 cm (19:29)
  • Change in perspective on lightweight inbound skis (23:30)
  • Luke and Sam’s article on outerwear care (26:10)
  • Sneak peek of an incredible upcoming episode (30:10)

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3 comments on “New Skis from LINE, Nordica, 4FRNT, and J Skis + a Confession & Sneak Peek (Ep.37)”

  1. So, Should I get an Enforcer 110 (2017 graphic if I can find one) or a 104 Free for the PNW? To be paired with a salmon shift, and partner to my enforcer 93.

  2. @JonathanEllsworth: funny how injury can jolt you hard enough to shift your frame of reference & accordant categorical imperatives. I had been curious about how your Kantian “moral” judgements on ideal ski design might shift with your change of home mountains…

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