sport chek is a sham. many skis on their walls aren't even real skis. however, they are the largest vendor of skis in canada. that means when they order skis from say atomic, they bully the manufacturer into doing special things. like the 9.22 carving ski, sport chek had a 9.24 that was the exact same except for those two hundreths of a point. but then they get bragging rights about having a 'higher' model and nobody can price match with them. sport chek also sold a salomon x-seris ski that was only available at sport chek. it was a whack ski and the whole company is kinda whack. they're getting better now, the new one that opened in richmond is actually kinda nice and sells decent gear. however, the fucks that run the company i hate and they treat their employees poorly too. support your local ski shop
oh, and if you want to rip sport chek off, it's actually really really easy. switch the tags and the people at the cash are too dumb to know.