Spawned from the same DNA as the powder proven Pescado, the all-new Line Skis Sakana Skis bring the same directional, swallowtail creativity to a much more versatile 105mm waist width.
Designed by the creative mind of Eric Pollard, the Sakana's wide forebody, directional flex and knocked out tail combine to create a ski that encourages a wide variety of turn shapes. Rediscover the euphoria of laying into carves—both on-and-off piste—with the playful, pioneering Line Sakana Skis. The revolution is here, don't get left behind.
This is going to be a winner as it has been Powder Magazine’s and Freeskier Magazine’s Editor’s Choice of the Year, comments are as follows:
Line builds upon the success of the Eric Pollard-designed, swallow-tailed Pescado with the Sakana, tailored to everyday conditions. The ski’s directional shape, five-point sidecut, pulled back mounting point and rigid carbon flax weave in the core allow the Line Sakana to rail anything from tight turns in the trees to huge arcs in the back bowls to full 360-degree carves—if you have the skill. The swallowtail design, 150-mm shovel and 105-mm waist ensure it’s more than capable in the powder, too. Mike Filander summed up his experience as such: “I have never skied anything like this before. Pollard is an evil genius.”
Early Rise™ – Tip and tail lift away from the snow to bring the contact points closer to the center of the ski. This increases a ski's lift in deep snow and allows it to engage more quickly on hardpack.
Rocker Profile – 10mm Tip / 4mm Camber / 0mm Tail
Waist width: 105mm
Lengths: 174 or 181
Directional Flex – The softer tip floats and initiates turns easily while the stiffer tail provides power, stability and high speed control.
5-Cut™ – Five different radiuses are blended into the ski's sidecut. The result? A wide variety of turn shapes and an intuitive feel.
Early Taper™ – The widest part of the sidecut begins tapering earlier in the tip and tail which reduces tail hook ups in powder.
Thin Tip™ – Super thin core & sidewall in the tips are 100 grams lighter per pair for reduced swing weight & tip bounce.
Unique Swallowtail Shape – Featuring a styled tail knockout, the Sakana is a resolute paradigm shift ski design. At 105mm underfoot, the Sakana can exhibit a variety of turn shapes.
Partly Cloudy™ Core – A blend of lightweight Paulownia and Maple creating the best strength to weight ratio of Line's offerings.
Carbon Flax Weave
Titanal Tail Reinforcement
Sidewall Construction – Ultra-high density polyethylene vertical walls over the edges absorb vibrations and provide powerful energy transmission.
Sintered 1.3mm Base
2.1 x 2mm Edges
Hardcap TPU Topsheet
Artwork by Eric Pollard
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.
Be prepared to be completely stunned at how good this ski is...ON GROOMED!!! Crisp, precise, power, clean, fast, you could just keep going and probably still not do it justice. If it’s even 10% as good in powder, this might be one of the best skis ever at this width/category.
“I kind of knew something was up when the run before I skied it, Sydney and Eric were both on the Sakana...and Sydney blew past me!! And I wasn’t going slow...it was the bottom section of North Axe and I was actually just thinking to myself that I was killing it.…. then I looked over and she smoked me and I was like WTF??!!!”
Line’s Directional shape, flex and a mounting point - 80.5mm back means there’s no switching skiing here, regular charging only.
Line’s Open (swallow) tail design allows the tail to drop in soft snow to help lift and plane the shovel in soft snow and creates a more flexible tail section for greater forgiveness and handling. The tail cutout is more angular than the Pescado, stiffening the tail and the sidecut is drawn further back creating more grip and traction at the end of the turn
Lightweight wood core including Paulownia, that while it’s less dense, it’s snappy, stable and strong. Sidewall build has impressive edge grip that seems to stay magnetically attached to the snow. The cross section height seems really low and narrow against the snow for a really thin feel and excellent snow feedback.
Line’s drawn out rocker profile at the tip slides in pow like a snake on water. There’s a fair amount of tip shimmy...but there’s no noise associated with it and doesn’t derail the edge contact of the rest of the ski. It’s absolutely flat at the tail, no rocker which helps to explain how stable and strong the tail skis. And, oh yeah, there’s metal and carbon/flex reinforcement back there too.
“I’ve got mine, get yours quick - it’s going to sell out quick” - Flee