"What else are you going to do on a Saturday? Sit in your fucking armchair wanking off to pop idols, then trying to avoid your wifes gaze as you try to come to terms with you sexless marriage, then go and spend your wages on kebabs, fruit machines and brasses. Fuck that for a laugh. I know what i'd rather do. Tottenham away. LOVE IT"
Danny Dyer, Football Factory
depends almost entirely on the type of skiing you do, and how hard you ski. if yer just cruising around groomers, skis would last years and years. if you do alot of rails, skis are gonna get beat up alot faster. if you ski at a super rocky mountain (which i do) your skis will sustain more damage faster. if yer going out and charging and hitting big airs and whatnot, your skis will lose their pop faster and evntually probably fall apart.
i guess the type of ski would factor in also- type of material, how well its put together.
i pretty much ride my skis into the ground- ie busted edges, wobbly bindings, delam, etc. i can tell pretty easily when my skis are "skied out."
Most major manufacturers quality control for 40 days of groomer skiing. Thats the standard. Average days on snow for someone who owns their own skis is 20, so they test for a 2 year lifespan.
Depending on resins used, they begin to break down after 2 years so shelf life comes into play...but not really that badly. But a ski that has sat for 10 years will delam faster than one fresh out of the press.
i've had skis last one run, my boss had a pair he was testing not make it off the lift, and the other end... i just tuned a pair of skis last season that the guy was still using from the best we could guess the mid 60's. i even own a pair of skis that are well over a hundred years old. so if they don't break and you don't care how out of date and noodly they get i'd say...