Ok, calm down. Yes the quality of skis matters, but in all my years designing and building skis I’ve found this: every company has their good and their cheap models, and every company has had some lemons. Yes, some brands skis are known to last forever, like ON3P, and some brands break down quicker than I think is good. I’ve personally seen almost every ski snapped, cracked, scarred and marred beyond repair. It just happens.
The reality is a company that makes bad quality skis goes out of business. So, if you’re buying a pair of skis, then that company is in business and therefore makes good skis. And if your skis happen to break, almost every company will replace that ski, including us. It’s just not worth it for a brand to have broken skis and angry customers out there so don't worry about a ski not holding up.
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FACTORS TO CONSIDER: There are 5 things you need to consider when picking out a ski. Remember, these are aspects you need to decide - not your buddy who tells you stuff. Sure, take it into consideration, but remember you are buying for you, not them.
FACTORS TO NOT CONSIDER: Just as important are the things you SHOULD NOT consider when picking a ski. In my experience, with all the things to think about, I would worry about these the least.