The Surface LABs are these crazy skis with not only tip and tail rocker, but 1 mm of rocker horizontally across the base of the ski. It’s like a dugout canoe and in my experience, skis like one. I tried these for a few runs at Powder Week last year, and being a professional weakling who loves that ski edges do so much work for you, was having some trouble. Skiing powder was wild, but nearly every time I tried to lean on my edges to come to a stop at the bottom of Sublet, I’d slip out and each shit on the groomer in front of the liftline and a bunch of pro skiers. Unfortunately the test sheet didn’t let me expound of what the ski did to my ego.
Of course, being a nasty pro changes everything, as evidenced by this edit with Nick McNutt, currently at Powder Week. The LABs turn into the most radical tool to shred the park with since Pep and Andy Mahre took their 189 Hellbents to Park City. You can butter more or less non-stop, and take off and land any jump in the park sideways. Imagine slopestyle contests in five years with this technology; kids will be future spinning from the time they drop in all the way through the last landing! I can’t wait.