They are the second image (06). They have been used only a handful of days. No damage to the tops or bases. If you want to check them out, I'll be glad to ship them to you, no problem. There is nothing wrong with these at all, don't let the price throw you. I'm selling them because two sheets of metal makes for a fairly stiff ski, a little more ski than I want for bumps and all mountain. I have since bought another pair of Elans that are a little softer flexing. I got a good deal when I bought these, so I can afford to give someone else a good deal too.