2024 Line Blade Optic 96 Video Review

Tech Details

Line Blade Optic 96
Length Tested: 184
Lengths: 163, 170, 177, 184
Dimensions: 129/96/119
Radius: 16m @ 177
MSRP: $799.99
More Info: lineskis.com

Test Notes

The Line Blade Optic 96’s generous tip and tail rocker helps successfully position this ski as a true all-mountain freeride weapon. This multi-purpose offering would be best suited for anyone from an intermediate to expert skier who is looking for a ski that thrives in off-piste terrain, but still excels and then some on groomers on the way back to the lift. The unique distribution of titanal—courtesy of Line’s Gas Pedal Metal Overdrive technology—made for a sweet progressive flex throughout the entire turn, and really delivered for me on firm snow by providing a super solid feeling underfoot. If I were to compare this ski to a rock star, it would be Neil Young, because it keeps on rockin’ in the ski world. —Patrick Kinghorn

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  • Smooth, progressive flex.
  • Excels in variable snow conditions.
  • Stable at high speed in all types of terrain.


  • A bit narrow for deep powder days.
  • Less aggressive skiers may find it stiff.

What type of terrain is the Line Blade Optic 96 best suited for?

All-mountain terrain, from groomers to off piste.

What type of snow conditions is the Line Blade Optic 96 best suited for?

Anything from hard pack to soft snow to crud and chopped-up conditions.

What type of skier is the Line Blade Optic 96 best suited for?

Anyone from an intermediate to advanced to expert skier.

Patrick Kinghorn

Age: 55
Height: 5’3”
Weight: 150 lbs
Occupation: School Principal
Years Skiing: 40
Preferred Ski Length: 170-175cm
Preferred Ski Width: 90-102mm Underfoot
Preferred Terrain: Groomers
Preferred Conditions: Powd

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This review was independently done and the views are that of the author.

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