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2014-surface one life vs surface live life
Looking for a new BC ski, this ski will be used primarily in dick deep pow but will also get some resort days, I'm not too concerned about resort performance.
this ski will see BC booters as well as pillows and tree skiing.
I have had bibbys, hellbents, and pettitors that I lost one in an avy last year. I am under some belief that I will be able to find the lost ski however I was too busy last summer to quad into the area and have a look. I loved the pettitors and hellbents feel. are either of these similar but - the bulk?
So what are the pros and cons?
I tour on the One Lifes and they're magic in anything BC that isn't bulletproof. The huge rocker makes them come around a turn in any sort of effed-up snow condition and makes breaking trail way easier. Plus they're so, so easy to get around in trees. Imagine a Hellbent that's stiff enough to bust through crud and heavy mank instead of folding up and flapping uselessly: the OL are seriously stiff skis.
Cons for touring: very short effective edge and not that much base on the snow, so ski crampons are an absolute must if it gets icy.
The Live Life is a bit better on groomers and pure hardpack just because it's got more edge, but for a BC ski I'm not sure you care, and the 191 Live Life is a lot heavier because of 120mm waist. The OL has enough edge to keep me from dying on a steep icy couloir until I can get to better snow, and that's fine by me.
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