Ski: 2015-2016 Line Pandora 95
Available Lengths: 152, 162, 172
Stated Dimensions (mm): 130-95-115
Stated Average Sidecut Radius: 13.8 meters
Stated Weight per Ski: 1,500 grams (162cm length)
The redesigned Line Pandora has been one of my favorite all-mountain skis over the last two seasons, so I was excited to see that it’s returning, unchanged, for the 2015-2016 season.
What’s also exciting is that Line is adding a narrower version of the ski, the Pandora 95, to their women’s lineup.
As a soft-snow oriented one-ski quiver, I love the Pandora’s 110mm width, but I haven’t been skiing it quite as often this season given the lack of snow in western Colorado. The Pandora’s performance on firm snow is decent, but conditions have gotten pretty slick around the mountain, so narrower skis have been preferable.
The Pandora 95 will have the same same shape and dimensions as the 14/15 Line Sick Day 95, but will be built with a slightly lighter aspen core. The ski could be a great option for ladies who feel like the 110mm-underfoot Pandora might be a little too much for their daily driver (given where or how they ski) or want something more directional than the Line Soulmate 98. I love the shape of the Pandora, and am excited to see how the Pandora 95 compares, especially on groomers, firmer snow, and in bumps.