tomPietrowskiAnd as as for separating te edge don't worry. Full wrap edges are exactly that full wrap and non full wrap split at the start of the upward angle of the tip and tail so again no issues mounting backward.
Full wrap edges are still one long straight piece of edge, no? In which case the two ends must come together at some point, and all the skis I've owned they've come together at the very end of the tail. Maybe my terminology is wrong?
SweetumsFalse. Unless you smash into things this is not going to happen. The edge is more likely to split when it is connected at the tail because typically you set your skis upright in ski racks/ against your car, so they sit in snow and water and mud and scrape around on concrete etc.
But everyone hits things... rocks, trees, roots, the sides of rails.. even ice and crud along the trail would have an effect over time. Impact on the connection of the two ends of the edge would most certainly have a greater effect than an impact anywhere else on the edge. It's basically a giant edge crack.
Simply placing your skis on the edge connection (tail) isn't going to harm it unless its been previously damaged.
Besides, do you really think ski manufacturers would put the connection of the edge at the weakest place?
MLJWhat about skiers who ski switch a lot? Surely if you skied switch alot and as ^ said didn't bump into huge rocks you could actually benefit from mounting backwards?
Unless you ski switch more than you ski forwards that doesn't make any sense. You'd want the strongest end to be in front most of the time.
Overall, I don't think it would make a big difference but I think it's significant enough that I wouldn't do it. And if it were to separate it'd be much easier to catch it on something if it were in the front. Also, f I had to epoxy it, I'd much rather have the shitty end of the ski in the back so it doesn't affect the performance of the ski as much.