Sir Francis Bacon

Line Sir Francis Bacon

Brand
Line
Model
Sir Francis Bacon
Category
Freeride
Weight
1706 gr
Waist
103 mm
Tested length
184 cm
Year
2016

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
3
3
4
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Line Sir Francis Bacon:

8 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
6 / 10
Technical info:
SFB is a classic among playful powder skis. This model is admittedly only similar by name. It has become a lot narrower and the artwork bears uncanny resemblance to a previous test winner from another brand. The core is thin and soft in the middle, which makes the SFB the lightest construction in this test The ski has an elliptical sidecut, which means that the sidecut radius is considerably shorter towards the tip. A short setback means the back ski doesn’t narrow much .

On snow:
By far the most playful ski in the test is our verdict Which explains the total score. This ski is meant for jibbing and is therefore front-mounted. For those of you who are used to classic freeride skis, this model is not among the best ones at high speed on changing surfaces. But it catches up on playfulness. A ski that thrives in the air, is well balanced and easy to spin with. This fun skidder is the first choice for tricks in powder, or if you want to develop your skills in that direction.


Sir Francis Bacon

Technical data:

Measured length
184 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 43344
Brand
Line
Model
Sir Francis Bacon
Produced
China
Available lengths
178,184,190
Contact length
107 cm
Rocker tail
39 cm
Rocker nose
39 cm
Side cut
135 cm
Taper tail
26 cm
Taper tip
24 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
4 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
2 cm
Max tail width
131 mm
Min waist width
103 mm
Max nose width
134 mm
Side cut radius
17.10 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
3 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2110 cm2
Weight
1706 gr
Relative weight
0.81 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
62 mm
Hight nose tip
60 mm
Angle tail tip
36°
Angle nose tip
36°

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.