I have a nice pair of Bones in 180cm that I am putting up for sale. I bought them new from Starthouse a couple years ago. The original design on the top sheet is the best one IMHO, otherwise they haven't fixed what isn't broken so they ski like the new ones.
I've had broken bones (no pun intended) the last two seasons and I have a 6-ski quiver so this middle, do everything, ski doesn't get much use and I'm just trying to get rid of some overlap. I didn't keep track the first season but I skied it 4 times last season and I'd guess 5-6 times the season before. With the injuries I usually ski half days.
I've had them ground once and tuned 0.7/3 by Podium in Park City (they are one of the best in the US) but there are some surface scratches on the bases, no welds or p-tex ever. Not enough to re-grind. On top there is a very small cosmetic chip in the top sheet that was expertly repaired with West Systems G-Flex epoxy tinted black. You really have to look to find the repair, I included a close-up photos (photo #3 and #4). These skis have 2.5 sheets of metal and wood core so I doubt they feel different from brand new ones (except for the superior tune).
I wax every time out and keep them sharp, summers had storage wax. I dry my skis every time and don't carry them on an outside rack.
I mounted them with Binding Freedom inserts for Pivot/FKS on the line for a 320 BSL.
Edited by Utagonian - 1/29/14 at 6:15am