Last season I spent a lot of time skiing the brand-new Line Sakana, and then expressed my love of that ski in a whole bunch of words.
In that review, I talked about how the ski made me look at the mountain in a new way, which isn’t something that I’ve said about many other skis.
But it’s also difficult to put into words the style of skiing that the Sakana inspires, because it doesn’t really feel like any other ski I’ve been on.
Fortunately, Eric Pollard (the guy that, you know, designed the Sakana), just produced a short film that showcases the kind of super-smooth, surfy, carvy, and playful style of skiing that I think the Sakana caters to. Titled “Burning Sidewall,” the video features Pollard himself, James Griffin, and the ridiculously smooth Rob Heule shredding all around Mt. Hood.
I love this video because I think it really illustrates what the Sakana is all about. From the music to Pollard and Heule’s casual carves, Burning Sidewall sums up exactly how the Sakana makes me want to ski (though you won’t find me skiing it switch anytime soon).
Check out the video, and for more on the Sakana, check out our review.