Is Surface going under?
Every ski in their line is $320 or below. Seems kinda suspicious for a generally well thought of brand. They still have a 1 year warranty.
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dizzydizzyBecause they ski very very badly and are poorly constructed. I'm an owner of a pair of all mtn blanks, and a pair of daily's for touring. Surface is just a super budget ski company, and their designs just arent that good...the skis don't carve or float properly, and (as many NSers can vouch for) their durability isn't all there, plus they use extruded bases.
As someone who has purchased multiple pairs of surfaces because they are cheap, the reason is because they legitimately ski worse than other skis and have budget construction. They are great skis for skiing uphill and riding on dirt on volcanoes in the summer, or destroying on rails...basically anywhere where actual downhill performance doesn't matter
SkerbyI have a pair of, 2009ish I think, new lifes. They are currently marketing the same ski as the Balance, has same dimensions etc.
Anyways, I think the ski is great. They surf pow good from center mount, you can even drive the tips pretty hard in the right snow. These were beat to shit by myself and their previous owner; on 4th mount now and still looking good.