I have a tendency when skiing SL gates to break my tips. I usually break at least one tip every one or two weeks. It's ridiculous to constantly replace my tips, so my local ski shop stopped giving me new tips. However, I'm now back to skiing with tips after both of my skis topsheets delaminated spectacularly last week (My skis are now held together with epoxy, I'll be sending them in to hopefully get them replaced at the end of this season).
I've only skied two days on them so far with the new tips, and I haven't broken them yet. There are already marks from gates on the tops of my tips, though. This got me thinking: a) My tips will probably be breaking fairly soon, and b) does the fact that I often hammer my tips with gates indicate some kind of issue with my technique or line? Mostly, it seems odd that I am the only person on my ski team who burns through tips. Am I doing something wrong? They usually seem to break from the top, not from me running into gates.
About my skiing: I'm 16 (almost 17), 150lbs, 6'0", and I ski fairly hard. I'm not in FIS (I don't have the time or money, sadly), but I do ski hard.
Thanks in advance for any guidance.