I have broken all my skis from having the edges fall off. After the edges fall off, the core gets wet, and then the ski snaps. The edges falling off is due to excessive rail sliding. I have broken 2 pairs of concepts, a pair of trouble makers, a pair of pocket rockets and a pair of line skogens because of this problem. Progressive ski companies like Line,Armada, 4 front, and Prior need to fix this problem, because big ski corporations won't listen anyways. I propose having a solid sheet of metal under the base for 8 inches under the boot. This way if the edges grind down to nothing,they wont rip out of the ski, because they will just be part of the sheet of metal under the P-tex base. Second, once the edges due grind down to nothing, and you want to freeride, or you just want new edges, buyers should be able to replace the section of the base and edge that was damaged. Skiers should be able to unscrew the 8 inch section of the base with the metal underlay, and for 20 $ or so, be able to buy a new piece, giving you fresh edges again. This would elminate all 'problems' with rail sliding and allow skis to last longer. Big comapnies like salomon dont want skis to last long because that means you wont have to buy all new equipment every season after they reject your skis for warranty, However, companies like Line would see an increase in sales. I'd buy their skis if they created a concept like I proposed.
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