mystery3Do you happen to know anything about Sego or Icelantic topsheets? I've never held any Moment skis but am curious about ski construction and find your comments insightful. My Armadas have regular(very chip prone) topsheets as do my 4FRNTs, though they haven't been skied yet so durability is yet to be seen.
Both Sego and Icelantic have similar topsheets, iirc Sego's uses the same texture as the TWP and a good portion of Moments [the clear grip tape texture] while Icelantic has a unique texture [bunch of squares]. In the end it's essentially the same stuff, with most every company uses the same topsheet material with different textures [aside from specialty builds like ON3P's wood veneer topsheet] and the chip prone aspect comes down to individual construction techniques and how each skier treats their skis.
Imo the textured topsheets does help a little with chipping, especially when combined with a full or semi-cap construction. It significantly helps with hiding surfaces scratches as well, you can lightly scratch the top with a razor blade and you won't see any of the damage. Traditional smooth tops show scratches from your fingernail pretty instantly.