[Editor’s Note: In the interest of getting you information sooner on some of the products we’re reviewing, we’re posting here some of our measured specs and manufacturer details, and will update in the future. Take a look, and let us know in the Comments Section below what questions you’d like us to answer.]
What Line says about the Blade optic 114
“For the deepest of days, experience freeride through a different lens.
For the guys and gals setting their sights on storm days and endless in-bounds powder laps, the Blade Optic 114 is here to answer the call. Equipped with our Gas Pedal Metal Overdrive™ technology, paired with a refined rocker profile, attuned tapering, and functional waist width, the Blade Optic 114 is a super stable stomp stick that will float through the deepest of deep and plow through crud. Kick it into overdrive and experience freeride through a new lens on the Blade Optic 114.”
Here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the Blade Optic 114:
In Front of Toe Piece: 8.5-10
Behind the Heel Piece: 10-9.5
Overall, the Blade Optic 114 is much stiffer than the other skis in the Blade Optic series, especially at its extremities.
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