This actually isnt true idk who got the idea into everyones head that just because they are wood they will get wet and get water logged? A ski company wouldnt make a ski that doesnt fair well with snow.
But i wouldn't recommend the afterbangs based on my experience with them. I personally hate them because i can not deal with a non sidewall ski, so it was a tough change for me and just felt a little unnatural. i also dont like how they perform as far as their flex go, it just isnt the ski for me but i have no choice because i have no money so i am stuck with them.
But yeah the person i am quote is right, there will be a shit ton of top sheet chips, thats just what happens.
so pros i would say
-slay rails with excellent durability, flex if you are into that shit, a very low overall weight as well as wing weight, and you could probably toss affordability in there
-dont hold up on jumps for shit (if you land backseat you're done), top sheet if you care about cosmetics of your ski (you are buying afterbangs so clearly you dont care what it looks like in the first place), and to me they just feel dead from many many others you will hear they have exceptional pop and so on, but for me they just feel dead
so my advice to you would be to demo out both skis before you make a purchase, as far as the walls go, i couldnt tell you a single thing about them other than they are made by vokl