yes, heres what is new. the topsheet is so dope. it actually feels rubbery (much more then the scratches) which should not only reduce scratches, chips, and presure cracks, but it should help abosrb vibrations, which in turn should help with delamination.
and yes, last year there were good and bad batches. i rode on a good ski last year, and the edges didnt so much as crack, and rails are pretty much all i get to ride. so, while they havent actually changed the construction, i think they should be much more consistant skis, because last year it was a hit or miss wheter you got a good ski or a lemon.
I drink pepto bismal like its water.. -PJO