so long time lurker first time poster, ive been skiing since i could walk, we always headed west to Co during spring to ski, this year i decide to really get started with park, getting twin tips, etc. so since im pretty new to the scene i decide to go with some entry level gear, i got myself some
rossi freeski 110XL bindings
and salomon spk boots,
so ive taken the gear out 5 times this season, the first day i bring my skis to a little local sled hill to hit some small jumps with some friends, i get out of the car, drop my skis from waist height to pop them on and my goddamn break flys off one of them, no big deal, i screwed it back on when i got home, easy mode. hitting some small ski "resort" hills just teaching myself 360, 540s, rails etc. etc., and after my first day out i already noticed the terrible quality of my threats, the top sheet is crap and the lightest touch will scratch it, and if anyone rides over them on accident in the lift line they gauge to core, ok, so i dealt with it, no bid deal, just a top sheet, and after the next few outings i start to really get annoyed with the quality, i legit have worry about new skis falling apart on me? thats beyond ridiculous. Otherwise the gear was holding up pretty well. butt then on my most recent outing i was hitting some flat rails, hand rails, some of the "big" Midwest jumps (aka sub 15ft) and upon arriving home i was bringing my skis into the house when i realized that my binding was a bit loose, so i looked into it, and low and behold, the heel part of the binding has nearly torn itself off of the ski, so i grab a screw driver and attempt to tighten it, but, apparently the binding has torn itself out of the ski and striped itself (not the screw, you know what i mean) so i start looking at the binding closer and realize how damaged the binding is too, some of the plastic has snapped off one of the breaks even, so yesterday i go to the store that mounted my skis for me and they say they have to look into it (the binding that almost fell off) but that it may be caused by over-stress or a manufactures defect, and if its due to stress they will fill the holes or w.e. and re drill, and i have to wait a week to hear from them about it, so im out for a week, my break ends in 2 days, i cant go hit any urban rails like i was hoping to today, and my stoke levels have dropped,and im in a shitty mood about it since i would be skiing today and tomorrow and most likely wed.
so all in all i haven't hit any features that are even that big, and my gear is falling apart, so i guess the money i make this summer at the pool will go into getting some nicer gear rather then the dirt jumping mountain bike i wanted. bad vibes =[
bought gear, gear ended up being shit, stoke levels plummet