Expert Review: 2024 Line Chronic 94 Skis [with Video]Published on 11/04/2023 · 4 min readSkiing Expert Hayden Wright tested the 2024 Line Chronic 94 skis in the carving, freestyle, and freeride categories.
Curated Skiing Expert Hayden Wright got his hands on the 2024 Line Chronic 94 this spring. Check out how it performed in the carving, freestyle, and freeride categories, but consider the fact that each and every skier is different; if you have any questions about the Chronic 94 or need recommendations on which ski would be best for you, reach out to a Skiing Expert here on Curated.
Before we get started, it's worth noting that Curated Experts are not sponsored by any brands. All of these reviews are completely unbiased.
What does Line claim about this ski? Line claims that this ski is designed for the park skier that's not only skiing in the park.
What is your overall impression of the ski? It is a super fun ski. It also has really wild graphics that go well with a pink and black jacket if you have one! These things handle great off trail, maybe not in the deep stuff, but it's an all mountain option that definitely has a park core to it.
How does the shape of the ski affect the way it rides? The Line Chronic 94s have an Aspen veneer core paired with a rocker camber rocker profile - one of my favorites. New this year is the thin tip tech technology. We didn't get to ski on it a lot, but it gives the tips and tails a very sleek, fighter jet-esque like profile. I do question its durability, though, because it is a little bit thinner and it is a new technology. We'll have to see if the tip tech is going to be around long.
How does the ski turn? At 94 mm wide underfoot, they are super quick edge to edge. The camber also gave the ski a lot of pop. So, when you’re going from turn to turn, you get a little bit of energy out of it.
What about dampness? Any chatter in the skis? I actually really like the flex. I typically like a softer ski myself, but these weren't as soft as some of the other skis I've been reviewing in these past weeks. I will say if you're bombing some groomer runs in the morning, you will get a little bit of chatter in the tips. It's not as much as some other skis out there, but it is not like a directional, stiff metal carving ski by any means.
How is it for freestyle skiing? As far as freestyle, playfulness and pop, this is where the ski is at home. If you're wanting to ride in the park in the afternoons, but in the mornings you're just buzzing around all over your home resort, these are great.
Is it good for skiing switch? As far as taking off and landing switch, it's a full rocker ski. These things ski great backwards and forwards.
How is the ski with jumps? As far as hitting jumps, the swing weight is super low on these. You'll be able to progress and add some rotations to your bag of tricks.
How is it for freeride skiing? When you’re bashing through ungroomed terrain, trees, and only a couple inches of leftover crud, the Chronic 94s do all right. In anything more than a few inches it's going to be too narrow of a ski.
How is it in powder? I wouldn't ski these in any more than like a 5 to 6 inch pow day. Anything more than that, and you might want the Chronic 101s or just a wider, more powder specific ski.
How is it skiing in the trees? How is its maneuverability? For skiing in the trees or moguls, the swing weight is super low. I found them quite nice edge to edge when picking your line.
What terrain is this ski good for? The Chronic 94s are going to be great for you in the park and all over, as long as it's not super deep out there.
Who would you recommend these skis to? I recommend these skis to any park skier that wants a groomer oriented daily driver versus one that's more powder specific.
Who should avoid these skis, there are better options out there for them? I don’t recommend these to skiers that don't plan on skiing switch and don't want to learn how to ski in the terrain parks or freestyle ski. There are better options out there for you that are more directional and hard carving.
Skis work differently for different types of skiers. If you are wondering whether the Chronic 94 is the right ski for you, chat with Hayden or any other Skiing Experts here on Curated, and they’ll put together free, personalized ski recommendations on the best skis for your needs.