I have had really good luck with K2 and Armada. I also have had really good luck with Lines edges not pulling out. They crack really fast and push in, but dont seem to rip out for me.
I love skiing more than anything in the world. With out Skiing, Line skis, Minnesota, and Trollhaugen there is no way I would be where I am today. I love where I live, people hate it, but I wouldn't trade Minnesota for anything. Skiing and Minnesota have changed my life.