I watched my friend ski his for half a season here on the east coast. they worked pretty well until january at the dew tour when he tried to hit a wooden rail (the stash at killington) and chipped the tip of his ski causing an edge to pull out. a bunch of epoxy and duct tape later, they were skiable...ish. he said he liked them alright, they were pretty fun, but yes they are heavy and certainly aren't indestructable.
just my friends experience, might not be yours