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shmogi had this years punx and i absolutely loved them but durability was definitaly an issue, the top sheet held up better than previous punx mainly because they are cap now,but my edges took a beating and i have a bunch of edge cracks, this may have been partially my fault but regardless they are no the most durable edges.
IamIBAMMy friend has the 2013 Ledges so I don't know if they have changed since, but he liked the performance quite a bit, though they are on the stiffer side when you first get them (akin to the Punx). After about 25 days of riding on them, about 70% rails, they delamed underfoot and had pieces of the edge rip out from severe edge cracking. Take that for what it is, as I'm not sure what his final thoughts on them were, but he just rode out the season on them.
StoseI got 4 years out of my punx before they were unusable. Which is insane for a park ski. Most durable and fun skis I've ever ridden. And also it's worth noting they beefed up the edges last year so they are even more durable now
IamIBAMthey delamed underfoot and had pieces of the edge rip out from severe edge cracking.
sam_mintonthey are pretty durable
LUPTONbuy the punx doe
CalebTheKillianYeah, I have made my decision on these (unless another nice pair like the K2 Domains go on sale)
integralmgmtYeah i don't know what happened with Backcountry's prices. They were $290 and then went up to $360. Sign up for active junky and they'll send you a check for 12% off whatever you buy from Backcountry. It's legit and free too
BatemanI've owned both! Völkl Ledge 09, and Atomic Punx 12 or 13.
The Völkls were a lot of fun back then but mine got broken really fast. The Punx are my favorite skis ever, and I've ridden Armadas and ninthwards in addition to the völkls. They're incredibly soft and poppy which makes them a great plaything in the park.
Punx > Ledge