I bought the 2013 Atomic Punx about a month ago and have used them quite frequently. However I already have numerous topsheet chips and delamination, and digs into the sidewall. Just wondering, are skis with sidewall more susceptible to these damages, and how serious of a problem is this? How imperative is it that it's fixed?
topsheet damage is cosmetic as long as it doesn't go deep and into the core. my chronics look pretty beat up but really it's just minor dings all over and performance isn't affected. sidewall damage can be more serious i think since it can compromise the whole sandwiching of the ski, but i'm not totally sure
don't bang your skis together like when you're on the lift trying to get snow off. if you do, make sure you tilt one ski so it's edge on edge instead of edge directly into sidewall. this'll also cut down on topsheet damage too
Upload pics, I think I may have the same problem on my FRs, I keep really good care of them just so happens that my skis have rubbed together at some point and caused chipping, I'll get some pics too next time I'm home
Well, if you remove the topsheet then you might see wood. But unless you get through all the glass and resin and reach bare exposed wood then you're fine. If bare wood is there, throw some epoxy over it. Otherwise keep skiing.