Advanced level freeride skier Heyman's rating of this ski:
Considering his skiers profile:
en-US - * - 2955
"What I look for in my ultimate freeride ski is plenty of float, maneuverability and playfulness. And you should be able to lay some trenches on the slopes as well. Weight reduction is all important for easy turning in difficult circumstances."
The Line Mr. Pollard's Opus is an outstanding freeride ski. It floats well in deep powder and turns effortlessly. It shoots over all obstacles in uneven terrain and chopped-up snow. But the real surprise comes when skiing on the groomed slopes. Despite the considerable width of 118mm the Opus carves on hard pack as fantastic as it performs off-piste. The phenomenal edge grip enables you to carve super tight curves. The Opus puts a smile on your face on any day in any kind of terrain. Therefore it deserves a 5 star rating.
Eric Pollard's design
The topsheet design of this ski by Eric Pollard is something totally different. Where every ski has or tries to have a tough or cool design in some way, the Line Mr. Pollard's Opus really stands out with very elegant lines on a spotless white topsheet. It's something I have never seen before on a ski, quite daring in my opinion.
Line about the Mr. Pollard's Opus
"Proven as the most versatile soft snow ski in the world, the Mr. Pollard’s Opus has Early Taper™ and Early Rise™ working in harmony to create a wide, floaty ski with amazing edge grip and control. Designed by artist & skier Eric Pollard, this ski is the perfect tool for smooth and stylish freeskiing in the powder with over a decade and a half of Pollard's in-depth experience behind it.", says Line. I totally agree!
I have selected some of the wider offerings (approximate 115mm underfoot and above) that were available for 2016-17 season, as well, the new releases coming for 2017-18. See the individual ski reviews on the Yellow Gentian site for further details on each ski, and best internet pricing on...