Suspects, while unreliable and didn't last long were at least a good park ski.
Afterbangs are soft, noodly, crap park ski made for rail rats
"You put on your boots, click into your bindings, dust the snow off your skis, and head out for the chair, and it doesn't matter that you failed a test, didn't get the girl, or that your life is on a one way trip down the shitter, your world is right for the next couple of hours."
Everyone loves to shit on the suspects... Rode them for three years in high school. Yeah, topsheet durability wasn't fantastic but whatever, they held a nasty edge and were super stable on jumps. Don't expect the same out-of-park performance on the afterbangs. But hey if you're just hitting rails, they might last a little longer and resist edge pullouts better than the suspects since that's what they're made for. But yeah, the biggest thing is that they're noodles
Volkairafterbangs will make you hate your life outside of the park.
When I heard somebody describe them as squirrelly at high speeds I wasn't really sure what they meant. Now I'm riding 09 afterbangs temporarily and holy shit do not bring these outside the park, you will fear for your life.