i bought some 1260's off lines website exactly one year ago for $145, they had blemished graphics on the bases, i bought these skis with hopes they would last at least 5 monthes, they are super flimsy so i thought they would probably break and i'd find myself some new jib skis for the mid-winter/spring...
since that time i have hit metal rails at least 50 times, i've been drug behind a car on pavement, sparks and all, i've ridden them down tundra and scree slopes without any snow on it, i skied them 45 days at Artic vally/Alyeska, I've had new bindings drilled in them 2 times (the more drills the weaker the ski), i rode them one day at a gravel pit in july out of desperation for winter, and THREE times driving down the highway i had forgotten to latch the ski rack and they have fallen off the car at 50+ mph on the way back from girdwood...
-the top sheets are scratched all around the edge of the skis
-the bases have two small cuts in them, no coreshots
-there is a little rust on part of one edge, there are zero divots or bends
best $145 i EVER spent