The most durable ski i've ever been on is a kneissel White star ...... they're indestructable. But as far as jibbing skiis, try and stay away from Salomons, theyr'e designed to be burned up over a season so you go back and get another pair. There were also problems with delamination on scratches mid season last year, they probably have fixed this issue for this year tho. Heads are pretty bomb proof. Not too sure about Volkl but they're a quality company, jsut expensive. The Tweaks from Atomic are indestructable ... the edges hold up really well to curling from hitting metal rails, the bases are tough and the construction is very well put together.