Afterbang cons: A) Overwhelmed by anything outside of the park. B) Noodle like flex if you are a heavier rider D) Bases are reputed to be slow without constant waxing (I never noticed, but that was a while ago...) C) Can get a high performing used ski for a similar price. D) skateboard construction is a simple marketing ploy to appeal to the skatepark crowd... it is not better perfoming or more durable than sidewall contruction. I mean really... skateboards break all the time and are designed to be cheap and replacable, otherwise nobody would ever grind anything
Okay let' s be positive for a moment: Afterbang pros: A) Cheap and easily replaceable B) Even flex is easy to learn to butter with. C) Performs in the park as intended
My masterminds are alot more buttery than my afterbangs, and i use my afterbangs more, they chip real easy, but other than that there great skis.