Preview: 2015-2016 Line Mordecai

Ski: 2015-2016 Line Mordecai

Stated Dimensions (mm): 141-114-138

Blister’s Measured Dimensions (mm): 141-113-136

Stated Average Sidecut Radius: 17 meters

Available Lengths: 179, 186, 193

Core Construction: “Cloud Core” – vertically laminated balsa plywood with flax fiber reinforcements

Line has replaced the Mr. Pollard’s Opus with a new 114mm-underfoot ski, the Mordecai, which sits in between the new, redesigned Sir Francis Bacon and the Magnum Opus in Eric Pollard’s line of pro model skis.

Line Skis’ Designer, Jed Yeiser, has said that Pollard wanted the Mordecai to handle much like the old Mr. Pollards Opus, but be even quicker and more nimble.

Like the redesigned Bacon, the Mordecai is stiffer than the Mr. Pollard’s Opus, has a slightly tighter sidecut radius, and borrows the same new, light, laminated balsa & flax core construction from the Magnum Opus.

As with the Bacon, we’re curious to find out how the Mordecai compares to the now-retired Mr. Pollard’s Opus in terms playfulness and all-mountain versatility.

Update

You can now read our review of the Mordecai

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Alex Adams reviews the Line Mordecai for Blister Gear Review.

2015-2016 Line Mordecai, 186cm

 

 

Alex Adams reviews the Line Mordecai for Blister Gear Review.

Line Mordecai

 

 

Alex Adams reviews the Line Mordecai for Blister Gear Review.

Line Mordecai – Tip Profile

 

 

Alex Adams reviews the Line Mordecai for Blister Gear Review.

Line Mordecai – Tail Profile

 

 

Alex Adams reviews the Line Mordecai for Blister Gear Review.

Line Mordecai

 

 

Alex Adams reviews the Line Mordecai for Blister Gear Review.

Line Mordecai – Bases

5 Comments

  1. willie February 1, 2015 Reply

    WAIT, I thought the opus was the best ski Eric ever designed, boy he changes his mind more then a 12yr. old girl on boyhood crushes, but I think the EP pro will still be his funnest ski ever.

  2. Mike February 1, 2015 Reply

    Any ideas on weight? How much camber? Might be a contender with the 3.0 for a playful light touring rig.

    • Vlad February 2, 2015 Reply

      As per Line catalogue: 3740 g per pair, 5 mm camber.

  3. Blister Member
    Motown February 3, 2015 Reply

    Same suggested mount point as the MPO? Does the tail appear to have a little less rise & splay than the shovel, or are they still about equal (as with the MPO)?

  4. Lorik July 11, 2015 Reply

    Eric designed best skis, but with magnum opus coming only at 186 just for the likes of eric, i am switching to Moment Governor all mountain ski just like Mordecai. Just hoping to find a nice price at 196cm. Line customer for pas 6 years and switching… i skied Opus, The 130, bacon, sickday 125….. bye bye Line for now. Moment treat me well. Cheers.

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