ShireRatThe slat is a great deal, especially for that price. i have the 15/16 slats and my bro had the 14/15s. First day I skied them they were a touch stiff for my liking, but by day 3-4 the flex started to break in really nicely. They ski awesome, really stable jib platform that can handle a variety of conditions like a fuckin champ. Unfortunately Rossi doesn't put the same amount of love and attention towards durability as brands like on3p do. My homie skied his for a season and a half and totally blew the sidewall along with major top sheet chipping. I got mine in February and so far they are holding up way better than his did. I have a few chips in the top sheet, but no cracked sidewalls or edges so far. Normally I crack edges on my park skis within the first two weeks of riding, but so far the slats are holding up really well, especially compared to my two previous pairs of skis from rossignol. Overall I highly recommend the slat as a charger all mountain jib ski for a great price. Just watch your edges on the top sheet.
A season and a half out of a ski that you're continually bashing together and smacking them on rails is great durability.
It doesn't matter what brand of ski you've got, the fact is if you ride a lot of rails and ski a lot of park you shouldn't expect your skis to last longer than a season.
I like to ski with loose underpants or boxers on so my balls can swish around and chill.