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Stl durability?? addict durability?
Looking at picking up a pair of last years stls or addicts, how do these things hold up?
addict topsheets = not very durable, otherwise a good ski
"the string is just a guide John, its just a guide, you have to taper so the light can reach the lower branches!"
addicts chip like a mother. but good ski
they warrantied my friends 4 year old addicts and sent him a brand new pair of 08/09's
they delamed at the tips.
i have had my addicts all year and put probably about 60 days on them and the only problem i have are topsheet chips and a couple cracks in the edges. but i weigh 200 pounds so its a lot of weight abusing the ski
i like to be happy.
I would go with the addicts. I have heard 4frt has some durability probs but I can't confirm that personally. As far as my experience with Addicts:
06/07- bough addicts. Loved the ski but the top sheet chipped terribly+pulled the binding out twice- the last time it pulled out it had heliciols in it and it basically pulled the ski in half. Sent them back at the end of the season.
07/08 fisher warrantied them and sent me the 08 model. Much improved over the previous year. After 80 days in the park only a couple small edge cracks and some topsheet scratches and such but no chipping! Binding pulled out once but after helicoils no prob so far.
I am really hard on skis so I'm impressed they made it all year... the first park ski I've had in a long time that is still in decent condition after a year. I'm 6'2" and 200lbs so I just destroy skis. Rossi Scratch Pro's lasted me a week and they had a cracked/pulled out edge and actually broke in half- still in one piece but the top 12" is floppy- core def snapped.
I would highly reccommend addicts... they are so good in the air- really poppy- they are a little on the stiff side but if you have some weight bueering and such isn't a problem. Plus you can pick up the 08's for like $225 right now.
thanks for the help gonna go with addicts
yeah definently go with the addicts. One of the most ,if not the most durable park ski you can get. They have a double layer titanial insert under foot to give rails a beating. The topsheet chipping will occur as with almost any ski, but your edges and bases will stay prime.
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