I got to try (finally) some Line Motherships in a 185 a week ago up at Sugar Bowl. I knew I was going to like them just by molesting them just a little bit back at the van before I took them out... I just didn't realize how much.
No fresh snow until late in the day, and a mixed bag of groomed, corn, soft, then some icy spots when it setup later in the day.
Previous to these skis, my favorite set was my 176 LP's. Everything that the LP's do, the Moships do better. I can't belileve how versitle they were. Stable, predictable, agile, ... and yes, dare I say it... playful.
You should have seen the look on the Rep's face when I told him I thought they were playful!
They are exactly what I love in a ski. They do EXACTLY what you ask them to do, no more or less. With the right application of speed and skill... anything was possible.
I never thought this kind of all around performance was possible with a ski of these dimensions.
And yes, I did buy a set.