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Surface Anthony B New Life Skis 2012

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Surface Anthony B New Life Skis 2012: Anthony Boronowski came out swinging in 2010 with a debut film segment with Nimbus Indipendent, cleanly stomping huge tricks off natural features in the Whistler BC while wannabes stared in amazement. Anthony has a style all his own both on and off his skis. This style translates into the super progressive design direction for the 2012 Surface Anthony B New Life Skis. At 122mm under foot, these will give you plenty of float, aided by the subtle 3 Stage Rocker in the tip and tail (in case you’re good enough to rip pow switch…)!

Product Details

Shape

Features Surface’s signature subtle (6 degree) 3 Stage Rocker provides ample float in the deep with minimal effort while allowing for some amazing pop. Surprisingly, this shape doesn't sacrifice performance when conditions get a bit more firm.

A Symmetrical shape means the tip and tail dimensions and rocker profile are the exact same on both ends for a true twin shaping that shines in all conditions. The true twin shape adds versatility for riding backwards all over the hill.

Construction

ABS sidewall construction

2mm mini-cap

2.5mm Full wrap edge protection

Extruded base

Binding reinforcement sheets

Anthony Boronowski LTD graphic

Flex

Poplar wood core keeps weight down and pop up.

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width that is equal to the ski waist width and at most 15 mm wider.

Specs

  • Terrain: Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Flat/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Short More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 174 184 194
Tip Width (mm) 151 151 151
Waist Width (mm) 122 122 122
Tail Width (mm) 151 151 151
Turning Radius (m) 15.5 16.5 17.9
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 2064 2223 2336

Reviews

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Surface Anthony B New Life Skis 2012
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great flotation (8)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Smooth ride (4)
  • Good grip (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder skiing (8)
  • Downhill (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Expert (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Favorite ski of all time

I would strongly recommend this ski to anyone who likes to land switch and ski switch just as easily as skiing forward and for someone who skis allot of powder in the trees. Since...Read complete review

I would strongly recommend this ski to anyone who likes to land switch and ski switch just as easily as skiing forward and for someone who skis allot of powder in the trees. Since the skis sidecut and rocker profile are symmetrical skiing switch and throwing big spins off of jumps is always super fun. I found that this ski does not require an extremely aggressive skier to be able to make the ski perform how it should. When I first looked into buying the skis I was skeptical about the rocker profile. Instead of a rounded profile the rocker is kinked and abrupt. I was expecting it to hook up and be slow but I was very wrong. It's not a gargantuan amount of rocker to where your bulldozing through the snow, or too little rocker to were your sinking in powder looking like a gaper. It's just the right amount of rocker to keep you floating and executing each turn perfectly. I have been mainly using the skis for dropping pillow lines and skiing powder in tight trees and they are always on point. But, on days at the resort I was honestly surprised how well they performed in chopped up pow and even on the groomers. Obviously this ski was made for skiing big lines and jibbing in the backcountry. However, it's overall performance is outstanding in a variety of conditions. I strongly recommend this ski to more advanced, confident skiers who like to ski backwards as much as forwards and like to crush pillow lines, ski trees and throw tricks off of backcountry kickers. Grab yourself a pair!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

fun but...

fun ski but... first landing switch the binding ripped out, soft ski, no binding reinforcement (they say that in the specs... all it is is an extra layer of fiberglass/...Read complete review

fun ski but... first landing switch the binding ripped out, soft ski, no binding reinforcement (they say that in the specs... all it is is an extra layer of fiberglass/ not gonna do diddlysquat). repaired that and the next day the other ripped out... repaired that. we will see.

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4.0

Awesome Ski!

By 

from Stevens Pass

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Surface Anthony B New Life Skis 2012:

Awesome ski! I am currently riding the 184 New Life. Trying out the 194 was bigger than I really needed. It was totally manageable but a little long for tight places. The New Life in general is super jibby. Love the stiffness of it and how it mashes through chunder. BUY IT!

 
4.0

Awesome pow skis!

By 

from Hammondsport, NY

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Carving Ability
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about Surface Anthony B New Life Skis 2012:

    Bought these in the 175 size for my girlfriend. We're going to ski the backcountry around Jackson, WY this winter. Outfitted em with the small Marker Baron bindings w/ 130 mm brakes. These Surface skis look awesome and are lightweight...can't wait to try em out! As always...Great price, thanks Evo!

     
    4.0

    Fantastic pow ski

    By 

    from North Bend, WA

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Flotation
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about Surface Anthony B New Life Skis 2012:

    Skiied about 7-8 times here on the west coast this season. Amazing float, such a fun ski. A little heavy, so don't expect them to be super nimble. Also scratch easily, but nothing that affects preformance.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    possibly best looking, most fun skis

    By 

    from Vancouver, BC

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Groomed Terrain
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Surface Anthony B New Life Skis 2012:

      Got this one on sale. great price with rare and awesome graphics. There were so many people curious about these skis.
      If you are a beginner who wants to try some tricks, this is perfect for you. forgiving, fun, good flotation. It easily get scratch though. It still looks good with it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Favorite ski of all time

      By 

      from Cody WY

      About Me Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good For Butters
      • Good Grip
      • Great Flotation
      • Ill Graphic
      • Lightweight
      • Low Swing Weight
      • Playful
      • Poppy
      • Scratch Resistant
      • Smooth Ride
      • Symmetrical

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backcountry Kickers
        • Butters
        • Downhill
        • Pillow Lines
        • Powder Skiing
        • Skiing switch

        Comments about Surface Anthony B New Life Skis 2012:

        I would strongly recommend this ski to anyone who likes to land switch and ski switch just as easily as skiing forward and for someone who skis allot of powder in the trees. Since the skis sidecut and rocker profile are symmetrical skiing switch and throwing big spins off of jumps is always super fun. I found that this ski does not require an extremely aggressive skier to be able to make the ski perform how it should. When I first looked into buying the skis I was skeptical about the rocker profile. Instead of a rounded profile the rocker is kinked and abrupt. I was expecting it to hook up and be slow but I was very wrong. It's not a gargantuan amount of rocker to where your bulldozing through the snow, or too little rocker to were your sinking in powder looking like a gaper. It's just the right amount of rocker to keep you floating and executing each turn perfectly. I have been mainly using the skis for dropping pillow lines and skiing powder in tight trees and they are always on point. But, on days at the resort I was honestly surprised how well they performed in chopped up pow and even on the groomers. Obviously this ski was made for skiing big lines and jibbing in the backcountry. However, it's overall performance is outstanding in a variety of conditions. I strongly recommend this ski to more advanced, confident skiers who like to ski backwards as much as forwards and like to crush pillow lines, ski trees and throw tricks off of backcountry kickers. Grab yourself a pair!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        fun but...

        By 

        from south lake tahoe

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Switch

        Cons

        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about Surface Anthony B New Life Skis 2012:

        fun ski but... first landing switch the binding ripped out, soft ski, no binding reinforcement (they say that in the specs... all it is is an extra layer of fiberglass/ not gonna do diddlysquat). repaired that and the next day the other ripped out... repaired that. we will see.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Ant B

        By 

        from NW

        About Me Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Graphics
        • Great Flotation
        • Lightweight
        • Quality
        • Rocker
        • Stiff

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about Surface Anthony B New Life Skis 2012:

        I was worried about topsheet quality but they have held up great. The ski quality is great all around and it rips! I'm 5'8 210lbs and ski hard so I'm always looking for a wider ski with rocker and stiff. I found it! I got the 184 and I think I'll get the longer size next time FYI. Rocker is perfect for everyday and bases are tough but take wax easily.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Incredibly light, poppy and fun

        By 

        from Encinitas, CA

        About Me Expert

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Great Flotation
        • Lightweight
        • Quick Edge-to-edge
        • Sick graphics
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

        • Soft Bases

        Best Uses

        • Crud busting
        • Freeskiing
        • Groomed Terrain
        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about Surface Anthony B New Life Skis 2012:

        Obviously these thing will rock in pow, but I was skeptical of their all-mountain capabilities without any camber underfoot. I quickly realized how wrong I was. These things are JUST PLAIN FUN. Unlike most pow skis, they're stiff enough to handle most everything without squirrelling out, and the rockered tip and tail make them incredibly quick and agile. They take a little getting used to switch, as you can't lay as hard an edge as a traditionally-cambered ski, but they're stable enough to keep you in check while you figure it out. Tons of pop, tons of life and they're incredibly lightweight. They also might be the best looking topsheets I've ever seen.

        My only con is that the bases do not seem very durable. I've been riding in great conditions so far but have already take out a couple of decent chunks.

        All in all, minus the bases, I couldn't be happier with these skis. Slap on a pair, and you're pretty much guaranteed to be slapping on a smile.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Such a Rad Ski

        By 

        from Glacier, WA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clean pop
        • Great Flotation
        • Great for riding switch

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Powder Skiing

          Comments about Surface Anthony B New Life Skis 2012:

          I have numerous pairs of Surface Skis, and I think I can say that the New Life is my favorite. Having the super fat dimensions along with the stiffness of this ski make it super fun in all conditions. They obviously tear it up in blower snow, but I had to use them on a few groomer days this season, and they actually performed really well. Stable at high speeds, and nimble enough for quick turns. Definitely one of the funnest skis I have ever skied

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Such sick skis!

          By 

          from spokane wa

          About Me Expert

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Grip
          • Great Flotation
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Powder

            Comments about Surface Anthony B New Life Skis 2012:

            Such sick skis. i have them in a 184 and they do awsome in the deep pow and dont do to bad on groomers. landing in the powder switch is so easy. it feels like im landing switch in the park with my park skis. so nice. in the powder they are really poppy and off jumps as well. top sheets are sick. buy them!

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            • No
             
            5.0

            New Lifes are boss flossin'

            By 

            from Stevens Pass

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Surface Anthony B New Life Skis 2012:

            The rocker profile is awesome; it keeps me flaoting in the deep stuff, yet I was able to carve switch on corduroy. I also love the Stable flex because I can charge on any type of snow and it will support me.

             
            5.0

            Surface New Life

            By 

            from Stevens Pass

            Comments about Surface Anthony B New Life Skis 2012:

            I am 6'1 and 185lbs, I took the 194s on a couple of runs on groomed, a run on some steeps w/ cliffs and pow. They are a very stable, powerful ski. The rocker helped turn them quicker and prevent tip dives. Not good for park spins due to the high swing weight. Skis like speed. Great carve when I leaned them over in chunder going fast riding out of a drop.

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