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NegromancerFrom what I understand the only skis that have durability issues are their low end cheap park skis aka the Mastermind and Afterbangs, you get what you pay for.
TheRackerBut muh skate deck
veng_mits a myth
Burgymy afterbangs have taken a beating for three years and are still fine. They are by no means the best performing park ski, but they are fun as hell. just my experience and opinion on the ski, i know there are a lot of people who would say different aha.
jynx81ahah yeah i have the old ABangs with real OG skate deck construction, they ruined it after the 2014 models.. just not the same ski anymore.
second that. most line pros still use them in tc. putting some pizza gfx on it for next season...
w_skierChronics are a solid ski, mine are great, and have held up amazing.
As for the afterbangs, I've noticed a trend that the 177s seem to fall apart more easily. I had a pair of 166's from 2011, which held up fine to some serious abuse, such as casing jumps and hitting rocks and stuff. I outgrew those so I bought a pair of the 177's from 2011 (purple ones) and those lasted 3 months before the edge peeled off in the tip. Every other pair I've seen of the 177s pre 2012 have done that. Perhaps the longer length puts more stress on the layers at the tips when they flex.
I dont know why more companies dont rivet there skis like k2. They dont have to be giant heavy rivets, just some small ones running through the edges at the tips.