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Line's Sick Day is back with a new construction and the option of a new slimline 88mm width for next season, but are they a healthy change or did they leave us a bit queasy during our ski test in Austria?
line sick day
All Mountain
Best for
Skiers wanting an everyday ride that will perform on groomers but can happily be taken further afield when required.
Edge hold
Turn initiation
Overall Score
Having skis you can rip through turns on piste and still be happy to take off the side.
The UK list price being £400 when it looks like it will be widely available for $400 in the USA - no fair!!

Line has expanded its Sick Day range this season to encompass four widths - 114, 104, 94 and 88 - and armed them with a new core consisting of an aspen microblock, married to carbon stringers running the length of the skis.

The 88mm version is one of the more piste-orientated skis that the American company produces, but let's be clear that Line's heritage is all about heading for the soft and deep stuff as often as you can - so all-mountain performance is what this ski is all about.

With that in mind, Line has given the Sick Day 88 the standard-issue soft tip for improved float in powder snow but also invested in a stiffer tail to help with piste performance.

The results are pretty decent on groomers, with the 88 lively in short turns and holding a decent edge when tipped over and put through their paces. That soft tip helps in turn initiation and they're pretty lively to flick from side to side

In longer radius turns and at high speed they're not the most solid of rides however - but the other side of the coin is improved performance in crud and soft snow when taken off the side.

That's only to be expected from skis whose pedigree still comes from freeriding - something the laid-back blue desert-island motif on the top sheet enforces - but deservedly sits in the all mountain category.

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