Ski: 2015-2016 Line Sir Francis Bacon
Stated Dimensions: 135-104-131
Stated Average Sidecut Radius: 17.7 meters
Available Lengths: 178, 184, 190
Core Construction: “Cloud Core” – vertically laminated balsa plywood with flax fiber reinforcements
Stated Weight per Ski: 1,760 grams (184cm length)
The Line Sir Francis Bacon has been completely redesigned for the 2015-2016 season.
The new model is 4mm narrower than this year’s version (the 2014-2015 model), and features a stiffer flex, a lighter core construction (~400 grams / ski lighter), a new tip and tail shape, and a camber profile, all based off of the design of the Magnum Opus.
The new Bacon’s tail has a solid medium flex, and its shovel is a touch softer, but the ski’s entire flex profile is very even and consistent.
While the new version of the SFB shares the same 17 meter sidecut of previous iterations, we’re curious to see how its stiffer flex and the (presumably) lighter swing weight affects its playfulness. Will the new, stiffer model be more difficult to butter and press? How much more? Will its firmer flex increase the ski’s stability? Will the new Bacon retain its quick, maneuverable feel thanks to its lighter swing weight, slightly narrower waist width, and new, more tapered tip and tail shape?
We’re big fans of the current Bacon, and we’re excited to answer these questions.