TwigI have to disagree there, my experience of Faction durabilty with the Candide 2.0/3.0 was really good. My Prodigys are holding up well so far too except for some serious topsheet chipping. I'd have to say yours sound alright too, if a ski is still going after 2 seasons in any form, that seems pretty good to me.
I'm not blaming faction at all, prodigys are by far my favourite ski ever, but the fact that I use them in the park quite frequently did lower the durability by quite a bit (mostly edges, which are quite thin on the prodigy, since it's not meant to be a rail ski, although I love doing rails/boxes with em).
tomPietrowskiUnfortunatly this is one of the dosadvantages of riding a softer ski if you still like to push hard. Any softer ski which already has some rocker will be prone to losing it's shape faster then a stiffer ski of the same shape. Any time you are heavily flexing a ski the core will be taking some force and this will lead to te ski changing shape slightly over time. You would probably find going to somthing a little stiffer could help you and in general going stiffer is juat good all round when it comes to pop and how solid you can be on landings. But any ski will lose it's shape. I had a pair of ar6's (quite soft but not silly soft) lose all the camber and become really quite rockered in tip and tail after only a couple of seasons of use. It's not a durability issue it's simply a ski wearing out And if you want to improve the length you get out of a ski perhaps consider changing the type of ski you ride a little, for reference I have found that going to a stiffer park ski has meant I no longer wear skis out as fast.
I have a pair of ample antidogma which are very stiff compared to the prodigy, and I've liked them for bigger kickers (although they're really not forgiving) and for rails, and rotation in general they seem to be much more controllable and poppy, but tbh I just love the feel of wider flexier skis in the park, and around the moutain for jibbing, especially for any landing, they feel perfect.
My only fear about the tips being really broken in now is that I might snap them if I press too hard...I'm not an expert on ski build so maybe someone can reassure me here, but I feel like they might just snap if I butter a bit too hard
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