what he is saying in a kinda weird way is that they cant be covered by warantee cause the manufacturer does not cover the rough metal on metal friction caused by rails.. no ski will last a long period of time of heavy rail abuse...
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legal loophole...ski manufacturers know that, when they make twins that kids are gonna hit rails with them but they also know that eventually its gonna destroy the ski, they don't want to pay for rail destroyed skis all the time. If they didn't cover their ass like they do then they would have massive profit loss due to warrenteing fucked up skis.
Salomon edges are crazy thin... Definitely not ideal for rails.
On the other hand, Armadas, K2's, Lines, etc ARE built to be ridden on rails. That is why they are always emphasizing how they have fat edges. The fat edges help, but if you hit rails often your edges will crack, plain and simple and that's why it isn't covered under warranty.
Yea people at ski shops piss me off. I snapped the core of my dogans and the guy in the ski shop trys to tell me that these skis arnt made for the things us kids do on them. Then y do they advertise it.
Foils are probably as good on rails as anything, no ski is gonna hold up perfectly on them, and from my experience with three seperate pairs of skis, salomons are bombproof.
We threw my shitty all mountain type non-twin thingers at a friggin electricla box at our mountain, the ones for the snowamkers, hoping to break the ski, the metal lid of the box busted clean off, skis are good as new. Salomon Verse 7
most companys will void your warranty if you take the skis on rails, unless you're extremely lucky. you can't just take them out, slam them around on metal objects, and complain that there was a manufacturer's defect (which is what warrantying your skis is). same applies to bindings