yeah- used to make my living on 'em. went through about a dozen volkls in 223 and 220.
shameless ole' vlad.
then when volkl came out with the apple-green P9 SG, one of the most 'shaped' skis of the pre-shaped ski period, I switched over to 213 SGs and never looked back.
figures re: the creek and that theft. weird part is, there are cops standing at the crossing right at the front of the lot at south on weekends. hope you reported it to security, nonetheless. the perps will likely be back with your racks on their car. i hear that it hyappens constantly, and that security there (go to the trailer-office at north) is really good at recovering them. really stupid perps in jersey, mostly suburban white kids showing off for their pals. "look at me! I'm a felon! can I hang out with you guys, now, and talk like a rap-star?"
like i said, honestly, you can fit skis in your car....ski racks are better left on the sale-racks. bag your skis if you value your interior (usually i feed 'em, diagonally, through a front window, to the rear deck, then i straighten them inside and rest them against the front deck, so as not to enable any missile cation in an abrupt stop)