Quote: From noncrazycanuck
Loved to ski on but hated the durability of the 90's Super Force 3s skis allegedly designed as a competition mogul ski. The edges actually cracked and fell off in sections after one season.
That's what happened to my 1080s (in their 4th season), and also what happened to several salomon mogul skis my brother was on in the nineties. I really liked that 1080 though, it was probably worth having anyway. It lasted a while before it broke.
Quote: From telerod15
If Blake Saunders is a level 5, I must be a 3. I thought I was a 7 or 8. :(
Haha, I visited Rossi website for clarification and I see they aren't using a 1 through 10 rating scale. I know nothing about current ski models, but based on the level 3 rating, I'd guess they might be a little soft for you.
LOL I guess we'd both be higher than a 5 if those rating systems made more sense. I never saw the 10 level rating scale. That would probably make more sense if everyone was using that. I have thought at times that there should be more than a choice of 3 levels when having a shop mount bindings... I always lie and say I weigh 250 lbs lol (I actually weigh 175).
That's probably right about the Rossignols being soft.... I'm tempted to get them anyway though because they're only like $450 which is pretty hard to believe. They have basalt in them, apparently, which also seems kind of weird.
Quote: From Tromano
I have had a pair of sally trail shoes for like 5 years and they are still in great shape. I am guessing they will last for a decade or so.
Cool. These posts have helped put my mind at ease. I will probably get the Enduro. I found the incident with my hiking boots to be outrageous, but it sounds like it's more rare than I thought. I'm not too worried about the fact that I broke some 1080s... it was actually my fourth season on them now that I think about it. The skis my brother broke was a long time ago, so I'm not too worried about that either. Lately he and I both have been on the K2 mamba mogul ski and haven't broken them, but I know a lightweight girl who has them that broke them and she isn't even all that aggressive of a skier... go figure.
Outside of the moguls, I've been on Volkl AC4 then Volkl AC40 which are the same thing basically. I was on the 4 for three and a half years then the 40 for three and a half, so 7 years total. I try to get something I like then stick with it, so I'm trying to put a lot of thought into these enduros before I get them. They will definitely be more my size, so that will be cool. The Volkls I had were always too short and restricted my speed in some conditions.
The reason I'm replacing my Volkls is because of the binding system. They're Markers and have prereleased at really bad times, many times. I've had them tested and everything and even had one toe piece replaced. I won't be skiing on Markers ever again. I just don't want to risk it.
Edited by Ronin - 9/17/11 at 2:02pm