Surface New Life Skis 2012

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Surface New Life Skis 2012 : One of the defining qualities of the Surface New Life Skis are the rocker pattern. A subtle 3 Stage Rocker and flat ski in between is truly revolutionary. The New Life was designed for the skier who rides any terrain imaginable. With fully symmetrical shape, progressive rocker design and still flex, the New Life is super floaty in powder but still fairly stable at speed. The New Life is the most progressive and best selling ski in Surface s Life series and with 2 additional lengths this season, there’s no reason you can’t experience some “new” in YOUR life.

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

Flex

Poplar wood

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 
  • 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

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Surface New Life Skis 2012
 
4.4

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    (4)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great flotation (5)
  • Smooth ride (4)
  • Good carving ability (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder skiing (5)
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    • Expert (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

New Life Review

The New Life is a bit stiffer than some of the other fat twin tips out there. The reasoning for Surface's choice was apparent when standing on top of line and questioning what the...Read complete review

The New Life is a bit stiffer than some of the other fat twin tips out there. The reasoning for Surface's choice was apparent when standing on top of line and questioning what the landing would feel like. Not certain if my personal skis would have skied away from it but the New Lifes did. A lot of other skis that provide this stability are more directional. Cheers to Surface for making something I can ski with a freestyle mentality and still hold up to charging bigger lines with confidence.

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nice ski ... bad top layer

Poor construction of the side wall and graphics layer.

Poor construction of the side wall and graphics layer.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

New Life Review

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from Stevens Pass

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Comments about Surface New Life Skis 2012:

The New Life is a bit stiffer than some of the other fat twin tips out there. The reasoning for Surface's choice was apparent when standing on top of line and questioning what the landing would feel like. Not certain if my personal skis would have skied away from it but the New Lifes did. A lot of other skis that provide this stability are more directional. Cheers to Surface for making something I can ski with a freestyle mentality and still hold up to charging bigger lines with confidence.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome Ski!

By 

from Stevens Pass

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Surface 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!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These Skis are Wicked Sweet!

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from Mt. Baker

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Pros

  • Good Carving Ability
  • Great Flotation
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about Surface New Life Skis 2012:

    The Surface New Life's are probably the best ski that I've ever owned! The subtle 3 Stage Rocker is shear genius and gives the ski great versatility. I skied this ski everyday last season in all conditions, from groomers, to chunder, to deep pow and everything in between, I found that this ski preformed great. Also, this ski is extremely fun in the air and is super playful. The symmetrical rocker and shape is great for landing switch, buttering, and throwing all kinds of tricks that would make your grandma proud! Overall this is an awesome ski and I am extremely happy with it. I would definitely recommend mounting bindings dead center...

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    New Lifes are boss flossin'

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    from Stevens Pass

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Surface 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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Surface New Life

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    from Stevens Pass

    Comments about Surface 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.

     
    3.0

    nice ski ... bad top layer

    By 

    from Seattle, WA

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    Pros

    • Great Flotation
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

      Comments about Surface New Life Skis 2012:

      Poor construction of the side wall and graphics layer.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      Amazing Powder Skis

      By 

      from St. Louis, MO

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      Pros

      • Great Flotation
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Surface New Life Skis 2012:

      These were my first true powder skis. I'm 6'1 and 195 lbs. These are so nice in powder. The feel of gliding through powder in these is so amazing. Although you can stay fairly stable on groomers they do tend to move a lot, but its do to the width 151mm at the tips and 122mm underfoot. Buy these for big mountain/powder days and you will love them.
      The look of these are really nice also. My opinion on the construction is ok. I was skiing hard and through rocky and wooded terrain to find the best powder. Underneath the construction is A+, but the top sheet and sidewalls could be a little more durable. Overall if you're looking for an aggressive powder ski these are hard to beat for the price.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Awesome skis!!!

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      from Brewster, ks

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Groomed Terrain
        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about Surface New Life Skis 2012:

        Powder sking. They have awesome graphics.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Solid

        By 

        from Keystone, CO

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Carving Ability
        • Great Flotation
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor durability

        Best Uses

        • Groomed Terrain
        • Park
        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about Surface New Life Skis 2012:

        First the not so good: as some have mentioned, the top sheet is not very durable (at all). I have skied on these for only a few days, and they look as if they are a season old already - lots of nicks and even a few chips and deep cuts along the edges.
        Otherwise, these skis are just great. A nice wide twin-tip, and with the flat and rocker combo giving a very forgiving ski, and of course it's also great in powder. Chatter is very minimal compared to similar type skis. They are also very light for their size and width.
        I'm 5'10" 180 lbs. and I have the 184cm length. Keep in mind that the rocker decreases the effective edge length. This length is perfect for all around mountain. If I could, I would get the 194s for backcountry and the 174s for park (but then again, these are a bit wide for a true park ski)
        Overall, a good all around ski, great for everything from carving to pow to rails.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Extremely Fun Ride

        By 

        from Ann Arbor, Mi

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Powder Skiing

          Comments about Surface New Life Skis 2012:

          Teaching and all around riding. They're extremely lite for being such a wide ski and are really buttery if you ever wanted spin off something. I haven't really found anything bad about them, they're awesome!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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