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Rocker this, reverse that. The Surface Watch Life Ski sticks to the tried and true with traditional camber, light wood core, and ample width for a truly all-mountain ride. A 100-millimeter waist floats, stomps, and carves up variable terrain, but still flips edge-to-edge and hangs onto the rails like the downhill skis of yore. Thus, for those who lament they can have only one pair of skis, the snappy, tenacious Watch Life will plaster a smile on your face.

  • Classic, traditional camber profile provides lots of poppy rebound and vise-like edgehold
  • Directional tapered shape gives float at the tip and stability in the tail
  • Maple-poplar wood core keeps the ski light and lively
  • ABS sidewall construction with 2mm mini-cap delivers hard-biting grip and quicker edge-to-edge while maintaining light weight
  • 100mm waist gives an ample platform for float on pow and all-terrain stability
  • Extruded base with 2.5mm full wrap steel edges puts the death grip on hard snow
  • Binding-reinforcement sheets provide added purchase for mounting to prevent rip-outs
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Below Average All Mtn Ski

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

Purchased this ski in 182 to replace my 187 2013 Volkl Bridges whose bindings I had broken on a crash and didn't want to remount. This is one of the deadest skis I've ever skied on. I assumed it would be a carving champ because of the generous camber and sidecut, but when you throw this thing on edge and come out of a turn there is nobody home. Literally gives NO energy back, so instead of snapping and bounding from edge to edge, you basically just wash out and have to throw your skis to the other side.

I used these skis primarily as an all mountain/park ski for a good 20 days in mostly spring/summer conditions. Despite being such an unfun carving all mountain ski, and being too soft to really charge at breakneck speed (as compared to my ninthward 187s and the bridges), these are absolutely the lightest 100mm waist ski on the market. paired with pivot 14s, its like there is nothing on your feet. As a park ski, they are fine, super light, stiff and forgiving enough, but the deadness of the camber hurts the poppiness. Also, the bases are INSANELY SLOW. Trust me when I say this--EXTRUDED BASES, NOT EVEN ONCE. Throw an extruded base on even the best all mountain ski, and when you are basically walking down a park run in the spring because you are slow as hell, you are gonna know what I mean.

I'm gonna hang onto these as rock skis, but I'm replacing them as my all mtn/park ski/do everything destroyer with a pair of 188 moment pb&js. will review those when i get em out this season.

Best All-MT skis! Grand Sidecut!

    The Surface Watch Lifes can carve like a pair of race skis; rip through tight woods; and float on powder for days on end. Sufficiently stiff and stable ski and quite light for how wide they are. Sidecut is highly conducive for fast edge to edge transition in any condition. Top sheet likes to chip and peel off, but this only adds character.

    Have skied on these for the past two seasons in VT from the iciest of conditions to three feet of powder. These all-mt skis have never let me down and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a new set of planks. (5'10" 165# Expert skier - 172cm with minus 2 binding mount)

    Hey Jack,

    It depends what you are skiing. Although both the Verdict and the Watch Life are regular camber the Verdict is not twin tipped. If you plan on going in the park, I would recommend the Watch Life. However, if you mostly plan on skiing big mountain, I would say go with the Verdict. However, they are both great all mountain skis.