I just wrote a review of my Watch Lifes for some one that messaged me about them, this is it
I think they are awesome!
I was kind of worried about how a slightly wider ski would ride in the park but cos of the side cut they have it doesn't feel any more difficult at all, in fact i find it easier to spin off jumps and i can grip rails just as well as i could on my old pipe cleaners.
I'm also stoked on the flex, its fairly stiff in the tail and softer toward the tips so its mega fun for playing about doing butter like manuvers on the nose but it can support you on those back seat landings too, i'd be happily to take them off any size of jump and have confidence in the flex.
As for durability they seem pretty tough so far, i definitely beat my skis up and dry slope doesn't do them them any good either but the WLs are holding out as well as any ski i've ever had(and a ton better than my old invaders.) Also by now I think the bindings would have ripped out of my pipe cleaners(they did twice) and I haven't even seen a hint of a problem with that from my Surfaces and they have the same bindings on them.
So, yeah, I'd say although they are billed as an all mountain ski they definitely don't lose any park ability to the all mountain side which is often a compromise you have to make. Although a lot of small companies have problems with durability Surface must not be one of those any more. If a park ski that will take you everywhere is what your looking for I honestly cant think of a bad word to say about the Watch Lifes.
I hope that helped. I also hope i didn't sound too enthusiastic but i can't really help it i am actually that stoked on my skis. I hope If you get them you like them as much as me!
I cant say i've riden the planks or that i knw anyone who has, but they wold be hard pressed to be this good.