First off before people say I don't know my shit, I work in a ski shop, I have for the past 8 years. I demo stuff every year from our reps before we sell it.
Anyways getting on to my question:
Has anyone else started noticing a lot more companies are making shittier skis and selling out and catering to the masses? I mean like for example this year the Rossignol S7 or whatever has the new tip and tail with like the air ski. Sure its lighter, less swing weight, and soft, but the durablity of the ski goes down immensily.
It just seems like more and more companies are starting to use fillers or "hybrid core" or some fancy term for filling their ski with shit to make it lighter and flexier only to have a product that blows out or gets trashed within a year of skiing.
Few companies have resisted this and seemed to hold to what a solid built ski is brands such as ON3P, 4FRNT, and some of the Faction line up seems to have such a reputation. Other brands such as Armada and them have use cheaper materials to cater to the masses but in doing so it has created a cheap ass ski in regards to construction of the materials.
Maybe I'm just blowing smoke out of my ass but is it really something that is going to be the future of skiing and actually work or is it going to end up shooting itself in the foot by making such a cheap ski. I mean why are more and more companies starting to build less of a product. Is that why ON3P is doing so well?
Just some ideas I was thinking about +K for any intelligent arguments for either side I wanna hear what other people think on this matter.