but they take A LOT of abuse. Skateboards are one of the most respected constructions in all of action sports (I hate that phrase but it's better than "extreme sports"), think about what skaters do with them - numerous handrails and massive stair sets - those things take a beating, which is why Line made a ski based off of it. I still think they need to prove themselves (the skis - not line) to the masses before I'll trust them fully, but from the sound of it so far, they're going to pass.
If you can get any ski from Line or Armada think about Anthems, AR6s or Alpha 2s also, they are all sick skis. But, Elan should be good too.