“Sakana is an all-new ski bred and tailored towards a more all-mountain experience. Featuring a styled tail knockout, the Sakana is a resolute paradigm shift ski design.”
As far as demonstration videos go, this is about as enticing as it gets. Filmed in the designer’s backyard of Mt. Hood, Eric Pollard’s 2019 Sakana looks like a swallowtail carver that can handle just about anything:
“At 105mm underfoot, the Sakana can exhibit a variety of turn shapes. Carbon Flax Weave and a pushed back mounting point allow a skier to size down without losing edge-grip and power across all terrain and snow conditions.”
The clip is called “Burning Sidewall” here’s the video description:
“LINE and Eric have teamed up once again to present “Burning Sidewall”, a short film produced by Nimbus Independent which highlights exactly what the ski is capable of. Featuring the talents of Canadian Rob Heule and Pollard himself, the film is less of an explanation of the ski but rather a celebration of skiing. Shot in Pollard’s backyard of Mt. Hood, Oregon at Timberline Lodge, “Burning Sidewall” chases Rob and Pollard as they carve, slash, and blast through the rolling terrain that has been so instrumental in shaping and inspiring Eric for the entire course of his career.”
The LINE’s webpage for the Sakana is sumptuous. Please check that out HERE.
“An all-new ski bred from the same DNA as the Pescado – only tailored towards a more all-mountain experience. Featuring a similarly styled tail knockout, the Sakana is a resolute paradigm shift ski design. At 105mm underfoot and featuring the same geometric principles of the Pescado, the Sakana can exhibit a variety of turn shapes. We introduced a Carbon Flax Weave and continued with the pushed back mounting point, allowing a skier to size down without losing edge-grip and power across all terrain and snow conditions.”