never had an issue with my skis in a ski bag.
the only time my skis fucked me over was after a flight trying to take the airporter mini bus. the fucking idiot loaded everyone elses shit first and then at the end when my skis didnt fit he was like "well just wait for the next one"
and then on the next one the driver tried to do the same fucking thing, and i was like "no, put my skis in first and if you have to unload everyone elses bags then reload them after dropping me off, so fucking be it. cause im not missing another goddamn bus because you dont know how to load your trunk."
that really grinded my gears.