Guys, I'm new to this excelent forum, but not to skiing. My dilemma is my 2004 or 5 Volkl 6 stars have hundreds of days of hard skiing on them, and I can't say there done yet. I sharpened them this year and they ski well. Understand, I ski as fast and carve as hard as anyone out there. (it's my only A game). A few years ago I demoed new race tigers, and they were more of a rail ride in the turns than my skis. I guess how long a ski holds up varies based on it's construction. How do you tell they should become the rock skis?