So last year I bought the Line ep pro with some sth 16s, ripped both heel pieces out within first week of riding, ended up putting heely coils in all the holes, ripped those out too, warrantied the ski, got the hellbent in replacement (thought it would be a stronger ski) ripped the heel pieces out on the third day of riding them. Heely coiled them and apoxied them, hope they will stay. My bro on his second day of riding his new Kung Fujas ripped his jester heel piece clean off, on something reely small and "no impact".
Now, I have the first generation made n ak that I mounted no kidding 5 different times and still super solid and no signs of stripped holes.
My question to people who have purchased k2 skis recently having troubles like this? Has k2 started using cheaper woods for their cores? WTF?
Also another question for sth users out there do you have a little play in the heel piece that goes into the rails? I have a little (a lot for my liking) The shop guy I go to says it's normal and I should look at some of the bindings he works on. But I am wondering if this is the root of my problem not the skis.
The same shop guy says the new k2 cores feel really soft and week. WTF? my past experience with k2 has been super good. Does anyone know?