Just a short note to warn some skiers who buy used racing skis, that is, top of the line racing World Cup or club level skis
World Cup skis are great. They are designed to give the maximum performance and so ski companies are doing all they can to get this unique performance level. One of these designs is to limit the weight at tip area, so very little "layering" is done. That becomes the weak area of these skis.
I have repaired several top level skis that seem to have the same "problem" or weak link. This seems to be true for many ski companies such as Rossignol, Volkl and Fischer. All top level companies with great skis but,,,,,
The slalom WC skis,,just at the zone when they curve up ( at tip ) will tend to de-laminate . This past month I have seen 10 pairs that have a hair line de-lamination ( 3-10 cm. ) just in that curved zone. All from great skiers that did not hit rocks, trees or moguls.
If you do not know where to look or how to look most skiers will not see this de-lamination. It really is "hair lined".
Just take a "second look" , before buying. This past few weeks I visited several club ski racing sales and found several great looking racing skis ( nearly brand new ) with such delaminates. Too small or short to see the de-lamination, yet like a zipper the de-lamination will progress.
Do not try to complain to ski companies.
Just a small warning.