Me and all my friends ride punx, for one reason, I could argue that they are the best skis out there. I have ridden salomon line armada OP03 k2 Surface scotts and Volkls, and the punx just beat em all out. They are the most playful ski on the market, yet they are super duper stable. Punx can take a hell of a beating, and not effect the skis at all. The worst case scinario, the sides of the topsheet peel bit, and there are graphics underneath!! Not to mention they weigh half of afterbangs. They also have some sick graphics and colors every year, not some gay ass puking skulls or whatever that get covered by your bindings anyway. I honestly would get bored sometimes at my shit hometown hill in Wisconsin, and take these things backcountry ( where there were no lights at night and was completly rebelling ski patrol, where no one has gone) and went over rocks grass and frozen dirt, and they hold up just fine. Not to mention they have the best factory wax of any skis on the market, unlike some shit LINE wax that slows you down and fucks ur skis. My point is that the Punx are a sick nasty ass ski that can take a nuke shot right to the fucking top sheet and still ski away like a champ, stomp some big ass jumps, and grind the fuck out of jibs.
I thought from my experiences that my quotes on the wax were spot on, and Im not trying tovtell a story of how one time I was being a badass, Im saying that the ski patrol at our hill is shit and oldschool, they barely allow us putting in a few shitty rails (Made out of PVC) and dont allow us to flip and other shit
Factory wax jobs are shitty no matter what company. It is best to suit the skis with the best wax suitable to the conditions in which you will be skiing in, main element being temp. Maybe if you weren't busy being a rebel and skiing on rocks you would know this. /thread
They put on a cheap 'factory wax' to keep the base from drying out in the time that it takes for the ski to make it to a shop and get sold. You aren't supposed to ski on this wax, new skis ideally should get a real good wax job before they see snow, as they are usually pretty dry even if they have factory wax.
2bi4 is lightyears ahead of 4bi9, whens the last you saw someone build a house using 4bi9s? -jfletcher
Whenever i see atomics, new or used, they are always in good shape.i see alot of people with Punx on the lift and they rave about how durable they are, then i look down and there a couple seasons old...seem hyper durable if you ask me