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2013 Line Sir Francis Bacon


Pros: Playful, carves, capable of switch riding, relatively lightweight, looks great

Cons: Have a speed limit

I am an expert eastern skier primarily skiing the mountains in Vermont, however I will be making trips out west once or twice a year. This is my one and only do it all ski, which many east coast skiers drop their jaw at.


So far this season I have 6 six days on these skis at Stowe, and WOW, they are awesome. Everyone was bent on telling me that these skis would not be suitable for a daily driver in the east and I want to make it clear that they are wrong.  I am able to carve turns of all radii and the edge grip is something that really surprised me. The first day I had them out there was a considerable amount of ice and hardpack yet I felt perfectly confident in the skis beneath me. When loaded them up they popped out of turns so fast they almost felt like a dedicated piste ski. Also on command I could smear out turns and really butter around and found the skis could both hold an edge and be extremely playful.


A couple days later there was a 7-11" dump and the skis also proved that are awesome in the crud and powder (as expected). I had them mounted at the recommended factory line and they float great both forward and switch. They are very nimble and playful and I found them to be a real joy to ski and look forward to using them on future pow days and also can't wait to get them out west.


Being an expert skier, I do like to ski fast, and these skis definitely have a speed limit at which point they begin to feel like wet noodles. It should be noted that this was experienced on hard bumpy crud, not powder or a smooth groomer. I weigh 150lbs and they feel a bit soft even for me. But like I said, I ski fast and exert a lot of force on the skis.


Overall, I would totally recommend these skis. If you are a good skier, you will be able to adjust to the softness of the skis. The benefits are the softness far outweigh the cons. Also, if you are debating on what length to get, go longer. I am approximately 5' 10" and went with the 184cm and would not settle for anything shorter. With the early rise tip and tail they ski a bit short. The only reason for going shorter would be if you ski bumps and tight trees frequently. I have not had them in the glades yet but I feel confident in saying that they will be sweet.


I HIGHLY recommend these skis. If you are looking for a soft snow ski to add to your arsenal or looking for the one ski to satisfy all of your fixes, this is the one.



2013 Line Sir Francis Bacon

A fun easy to float, freestyle feel, with the ground breaking edge hold for versatility like no other

Lengths172, 178, 184
Turn Radius16.1M
Constructiontip / tail rocker
Core MaterialWood
Binding SystemNo,
Binding IncludedNo
Recommended Bindingn/a
Recommended usePowder
Binding TypeFlat
Recommended LevelAdvanced
Model Year2013
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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