Ski: 2016-2017 Line Sick Day Tourist, 186 cm
Available Lengths (cm): 179, 186
Actual Tip-to-Tail Length (straight tape pull): 183.2 cm
Stated Dimensions (mm): 135-102-120
Blister’s Measured Dimensions (mm): 134-101-119
Stated Weight per Ski (186 cm): 1670 grams
Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 1720 & 1747 grams
Stated Sidecut Radius: 18.7 meters (179cm)
Core Construction: Balsa/Flax + Fiberglass Laminate
Tip / Tail Splay (ski decambered): ~69 mm / ~20 mm
Traditional Camber Underfoot: ~6 mm
Factory Recommended Line: -10.6 cm from center; 81.0 cm from tail
[Editor’s Note: Our review was conducted on the 15/16 Sick Day Tourist, which was not changed for 16/17.]
Line says that the Tourist has their “Directional Flex” pattern, but the truth is (and it’s good news, in my opinion) that this directional flex is subtle. While the tails are very solid / quite stiff (call them a 8), and that solidity ramps up a bit underfoot (9), the shovels soften up a touch (7) and soften up slightly again at the very tip of the ski (6/7).
But through all of this, there are no hinge points—the transitions in stiffness feel smooth. In short, this is a nice flex pattern. It’s solid—this is no noodle—and we’re looking forward to see how it handles a variety of snow conditions, from firm and nasty to nice and deep.
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