Line Influence 105

2013

Men's Freeride
Line
Price: £460.00
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 141-105-131
Turn radius 18.6 (179)
Lengths 172, 179, 186
Construction Metal Matrix
Early-rise tip
Capwall construction
Strengths Good in long fast turns. Easy to use
Weaknesses Feels its width

They say

We say

Taking over from last year’s Prophets, the Influence uses a metal matrix construction embedded into the wood core to give plenty of power and responsiveness. With 105mm underfoot, it’s designed for backcountry riding, but with the ability to carve on piste. The Influence continues with the Line trait of immediately feeling on your side: it’s easy to steer, it can almost always get you out of tricky situations, and its light weight makes it feel effortless to manoeuvre. But the width makes it feel more suited to big open faces - and it seems most comfortable when making large arcs at speed.

Tester Comments

Pete Davison
Feels wider than it is. Great at medium-to high- speed through crud
Mark Jones
Easy to use and surprisingly strong on the piste. Loved it