Rad pair of pow sticks. The 3 stage rocker gets so many questions in the lift lines, and it proves itself in the pow pow. They're alright on hardpack, but even in a skiff of fresh stuff they're incredible, so surfy and powerful. I love this ski and am always stoked to get to ride it.
Durability-wise they are a bit weak. Base gets gouged very easily, and the base is pretty slow too. Edges are thinish looking, and I got a pretty good dent in mine from a rock.
Overall, really fun skis. Really versatile, although I choose to have a pair of park skis. They are really light for their size and can handle any snow condition. I don't think they are the most durable skis, but if you don't use them on rails too much, they can last you a long time.
I love these skis. I demoed a lot of different pairs of powder skis after owning these for most of the year, and they were easily my favorite. My only real complaint is that they can be kind of washy, especially on hardpack (park jumps too). An important thing to mention is that I mounted these center but had my old LL2s mounted -1.5. I'd definitely say go with -1.5 or -2, you will be much less likely to go over the handle bars.
I think they look pretty sick, and the weird rocker design gets a lot of comments.
I got them for $175 from Surface as a crash replacement after breaking my LL2s. I thought this was a great value. $600 retail seems pretty standard for pow skis, but I'm sure you could do better with all the sales going on (check evo).
I'm 5'8" and I got the 179. They run pretty much to size (unlike k2). You can go longer on these skis because they have a really short running length. I think 179 was the right length for me, any bigger seems to heavy for quick spins and maneuverability.
One Lifes are very stiff. They are awesome though, the stiffness allows them to charge through pretty much any conditions, powder, crust, park, whatever. You don't notice how stiff they are because they ski very short because of the rocker. I had LL2s before and they were quite a bit softer. I still can't decide which skis I liked better because they LL2s were a little more playful and surfy while the One Lifes are really aggressive.
So far so good. I snapped my old LL2s but these seem quite a bit thicker and burlier. The base is extruded and seems to scratch easily. It is really fast though and really thick so none of my scratches were even close to the core. The edges dented and compressed really easily on a barrel bonk in the park that any of my other skis would have survived fine. Underfoot the edges are fine but I have probably only used them in the park 4 or 5 days for only parts of the days. The sidewall/topsheet seems quite a bit more durable than my LL2s were.
If you're looking into these skis, get them. They're so much fun anywhere you go, from hardpack to 4+ feet.
I love how these skis ride. I mostly rode these skis in the park and they were so fun. They're stable on rails/boxes and they hold up perfectly on jumps. One thing I had to get used to, though, was because of the rocker, the tails would hook when you spin off of jumps, so watch out. When i went out west to Banff, there was 2+ feet of powder every day ( that's deep for me, so I'm going to speak entirely from experience right now) and they stayed right on top of the snow. Tons of fun for butters and nollies.
They look awesome. The graphics are minimal and IMO they're sick. The 3stage rocker makes them look crazy in lift lines, so get ready for some of these: "Are your skis broken?"
I managed to get these skis for $300.00, so I'd say it was a steal.
I got a 189 and it's perfect. If you're anywhere near 6' get 189. The 3 stage rocker makes them ski super short. I'm 6'2" and probably would have gotten the next size up if they made a bigger One Life.
These skis top my list of stiffest skis ever owned. They're stiff underfoot, in the tips, and in the tails. The enormous amount of rocker on them, though, give you the feel of a super soft flex when you get up on your noses and tails for some butters.
Durability is a bit of an issue for me, but that may just be because they were my primary park ski for 2 weeks. I've got 2 edge cracks underfoot on one ski, and one edge crack underfoot on the other. Along with that, I've got the usual topsheet chipping which is purely cosmetic.