well, i'm not gonna quote it all, cause it's a lot, but here it goes.
In response to Laura (fireunderwater):
Yes, I decided not to ski on the ARVs some days. Guess what? Those were the early season days when in some places we were skiing on about 5cms of snow, most of which I didn't have the skis yet for anyways, but that's beside the point. Other days that I didn't ski them were days that I spent in the park. Why? Because I KNEW that the warranty didn't cover rail damage, and I didn't wanna fuck up the warranty by doing rails in case something else (ie - a delamination) happened before the year of warranty was up. It was my plan all along to make them into my absolutely everywhere (including park) ski this month, after the warranty had expired. I skied on them every day that I went up after Christmas, with the exception of competition day, right to the end of the season. Look down, I even have a picture of me on the last day of the season, standing beside my buddy, holding my ARVs, that had been through lots of cliffs, bowls, powder booters, park jumps, hard carving on ice, straightlined and otherwise skied mogul fields, and straightlines of runs at various mountians (sun peaks, silver star, apex, etc), and damn close to everything else with me. Sure, they hadn't been slammed onto rails or boxes, but that's only because I knew that doing so would void the warranty prematurely. Oh, and I didn't save those things for skiing on powder days, although there were a lot of them... I skied those things in all sorts of conditions, including fucking bulletproof blue ice at apex that I thought only existed on the east coast. Don't believe me? Too bad for you. You can ask Franz or Andreas, my two best ski buddies, if you like, they skied a lot with me last season, including that day at apex.
Yes, I did love those skis when I used them, which, as I already discussed, was almost every fucking day. I'm gonna come out and say it, you can cram the "too big of a pussy to use" bullshit back up your ass, because you're wrong, and you've gotta know it. I could outski you in big mountain (which is probably the part of skiing that takes the most balls) Laura, and that isn't because of your injury, I could do it before you hurt yourself, too.
You mentioned the fact that I probably only spent a bit more than 20 days on them last season. Isn't this more reason for them to not delaminate? I mean, if I'd spent 100+ days skiing on them last year, then they would have been put under a lot more stress than they were put under during my season. The reason that I spent such little time skiing last year was because of a number of reasons. One of which was the difficulty that I had finding rides to the ski hill, another was school. You know what? I came out of highschool with a 4.0 GPA and a bunch of money from scholarships and bursaries. Maybe it's something you don't understand, but I had a real desire to do well in school so I could further my education at the school of my choice in the program of my choice. You know what? I got into my first choice, UBC engineering, and I'm fucking loving it.
Overall, it just sounds like you're cranky because I'm skiing and you're sitting at home because you're injured.
In response to Brian (hemlockjibber8):
Yeah, I'm (obviously) really surprised that they didn't warranty them too. I really thought that they would be covered. And hey, I wasn't skiing like a pussy last year haha (I know, I know, you were kidding, but I just wanted to clear that up).
"This style is not free, this style is expensive."