2013 Line Influence 115 VS: 2012 Line Influence 115
Dimensions: 145-115-131 Dimensions: 153-115-142
Turn Radius: 22.6m Turn Radius: 19m
Stance: -81mm Stance: -77mm
It doesn’t take long to immediately see that the all new 2013 Line Influence 115 Skis have been totally changed from the 2012 version and the 2011 Line Prophet 115. The 2013 Line Influence 115 skis are much more true big mountain skis. They always want to be facing down the hill and enjoy high-speed rides down anything including big drops. The all new redesigned tip profile on the ski make skiing big mountain lines a dream and will plow through anything at whatever speed you can throw at it. Both the tip and tail have become narrower making big mountain turns more easy. If you are truly looking for a big mountain ski with lots of energy then the 2013 Influence 115 Ski is your ski.
However, if you are looking for something more versatile in a variety of conditions say some big mountain lines, but also a lot of inbounds groomers and resort skiing then you may want to consider the 2012 Influence 115 skis or the 2011 Line Prophet 115 Skis. These skis have a quicker turn and are much more All Mountain/Freeride oriented skis rather than Big Mountain like the 2013 Line Influence 115 Skis. If you want something that you feel comfortable taking anywhere on the hill in any conditions go with the older versions, but if you are skiing big mountain or big snow or chop the 2013 Line Influence 115 skis will excel in those conditions.