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DROPCLIFFNOTBOMBMy brother got a pair of The whip it tropic thunders and they were garbage. The edges and sidewall held up but after about a week of moderate skiing and the top sheets were trashed. I think because there sorta "custom" the top sheets are not as durable.
RudyGarmischUnless topsheet printing has gone drastically downhill nowadays with the material they print on, your statement at the end is inaccurate as fuck. If cosmetics are important to you, go buy L'Oreal.
DROPCLIFFNOTBOMBDid I once say cosmetics were important? What happens when the top sheet comes off? You guessed it, the wood will start to get wet, it will bubble and freeze, lastly it will probably rot. Within the first 2 days he had chips and cuts in the top sheet that went into the wood and it started to get wet.. That is when he shipped them back and got a full refund. Just because skis are custom and unique does not mean they are the best in the market.
.lenconYou're thinking of a delam, not topsheet chipping. 2 different things. Topsheet chipping happens on every single freaking ski, especially sandwich constructed skis. If you're worried just bevel with a sander.