Surface Live Free Skis 2012

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Surface Live Free Skis 2012: Dawn patrol in the Wasatch Mountains is a pretty special thing. Looking down from Mt. Superior onto the town of Alta while all the little ants scramble to find parking and knowing that your day will be done before theirs even begins is extremely satisfying. But what tops all that is being white roomed at 8:03am and having time to grab a coffee before work begins at 9:00. If this appeals, the Surface Life Free Skis may be your new best friend. The Live Free is a hybrid camber ski and super light for a ski with a 110+ waist - a perfect companion for a pair of AT bindings and a reliable alarm clock!

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Early Rise Hybrid technology makes for an extremely smooth turn initiation and exit, along with keeping the tip of those boards on top of the deepest snow. The Hybrid Camber underfoot allows for that edge hold when snow tends to firm up or when terrain gets steeper and you need that extra bite.

Directional tapered shape


Hybrid feather weight construction

ABS Sidewall construction

2mm Mini-Cap

2.5mm Full Wrap Edge protection

Extruded Base

Binding Reinforcement sheets


Poplar wood core keeps weight down – good for touring.

Kevlar reinforcement for added stability with little added weight


22m @ 181cm 146/110/130, 26.2m @ 191cm 156/120/135

Binding Compatibility

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


  • Terrain: Powder More 
  • Skis: No Bindings
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius (m): 22.0m @ 181cm // 26.2m @ 191cm
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Warranty: 1 Year More 
Size (cm) 181 191
Tip Width (mm) 146 156
Waist Width (mm) 110 120
Tail Width (mm) 130 135
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 8.6lbs 9.9lbs



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Surface Live Free Skis 2012

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from Breckenridge, Co

About Me Advanced


  • Ok Looks


  • Heavy
  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

    Comments about Surface Live Free Skis 2012:

    Customer service is very poor. Had these skis for less than a month in CO. Looked down taking them off at the end of the day to see a delam and bend on one ski. Waste of money sending them in to surface as they wouldn't stand behind it for anything. Offered 60% off a new pair but who wants a ski that breaks after a month. Don't waste your time or money dealing with these amateurs.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    The BEST Backcountry Ski


    from Girdwood, AK

    About Me Professional


    • Durable
    • Good Carving Ability
    • Great Flotation
    • Smooth Ride


      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • Groomed Terrain
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Surface Live Free Skis 2012:

      I have these in 191 (I'm 5'8") mounted at recommended with MFDs and they've served me well as a 1-ski quiver. Most of the ski has traditional camber underneath (lots), so it grips well when skinning and carves well on all-mountain chunder. There's also a subtle early rise in the tail, and a fat early rise in the tip, meaning they float like a genuine pow ski. I can't count how many times I've landed frontseat in powder only to have my tips boat up and catch me.

      This ski is my go-to for backcountry missions. The Live Free charges like a GS ski when sending it down AK lines, but still floats like a boat once you hit the pillows down in the trees. Basically, it's the cat's pajamas.

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      • Yes

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