actually, you are partially correct. last year, the tm was produced on a very inconsistant basis.(it should be fixed this year) some skis were great, but the magority of the skis had big time durability issues. these included the edges fallin out, and the springblade core loosin pop. i had a pair last year (not a single edge problem, the core got a little soft, but thats it), and a warrentied pair this year, and i will say this: these skis could possibly be my favorite ski ever (They definatly have flaws thou). the shape is perfect. they ride switch amazingly well, they hold a nice edge and carve well, and they are wide enough that stability isnt an issue while landing, and they have MASSIVE amounts of pop on transitions. key word there. when the ski is flexed a lot, the build up tons of energy, and they will rocket you out of a pipe. however, i found the ollie ability to be less than that of a pair of 3 year old, and heavily abbused pair of line 1260s (still have tons of life though). i also found that in the standard mounting position, they seemed nose heavy on rails. im having my next pair mounted about 3cm forward. they flex is nice, in that is damp enough to handle very high speeds without chatters, yet it is still a very soft flexing ski, and it butters and manuals very easily. so all in all, this is a great east coast ski, and it is the best ski out, hands down for jumps and pipe. it isnt as solid of a ski on rails and jibs (like i said, this next pair is gonna be core center), but they certainly hold thier own.
I still just have no idea how you can mistake your dick and a chicken neck, let alone not realize what you are doing. -manus
I drink pepto bismal like its water.. -PJO