Originally Posted by Husker35
I was thinking about doing some backcountry skiing next season and was looking at the suface walk or live free skis also the k2 backdrop. Anyone have any thoughts on these skis or something better?
After skiing both of these skis this past season, I can say that the Walk Free and Live Free are completely different skis. The Walk Free is refreshingly stiff, actually stiffer than any other ski in my quiver. A bit of tip rocker and ever so slight early rise in the tail, the Walk Free could also be a formidable all-mountain ski. Plus, it's super light for touring. The Live Free is a touch softer underfoot, with a noticeably softer tail, and so less responsive on harder snow. However, this ski is pretty good in crud and fresh snow, and with a much shorter running length relative to the Walk Free, excels in the trees and is more geared towards deeper snow conditions.