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Mine are now running into their third season. No core shots and only one edge crack.
The last day of the last season, I developed some tip delam on one ski which was easily fixed with some marine epoxy. I also had about a half an inch of edge pulling from the ski which was also easily fixed with marine epoxy and consequently caused by not getting enough pop onto a rail...
I ABUSE these skis. Rocks, to stumps, to whatever I can dick around with on the mountain. I love abusing them and they seem to keep coming back for more. I picked up a pair for $200 making the abuse even more enjoyable to dish out.
No top sheet means damage will show extremely fast. I do enjoy the weathered wood look though, but be prepared for that.
The bases are perfectly fine AS LONG as you are good to keep them waxed. I wax the bases every other day. The only time speed as been a problem are on hot spring days with super sticky/heavy snow.
They do develope a bit of "rocker" because of their soft nature. They also lose the majority of their camber. IMHO, this makes them even more fun.
Little bit of a disclaimer, I don't spend as much time on the rails as the majority of you parks rats. My seasons usually last anywhere from 15-25 days, so all in all these skis have seen a solid 45+ days.
For my style of skiing, I have loved every second on them. They are a VERY fun and playful ski at a very inexpensive cost. These skis are a blast to abuse and perfect for a "disposable" park ski.
Let me know if you have any questions.
1) Edge neve pulled out. Just gapped from the ski. Easily fixed with marine epoxy.
2) There is no top sheet to lose...
3) Tip delam still has me puzzled, but easily fixed and very minor.
4) Camber has been notorious for any soft Line ski. My invaders did the same thing, but earlier on. Most soft skis develope a slight rocker.
These skis were not given a single fuck (aside from wax). Any ski that lasts as long as this one for the amount of abuse given and costs sub $250 I would say is a good ski /thread.