When he came to oldest grandson Conor (12) a very good and very bold skier, he looked long and hard at the bases, gave him a fist bump and yelled, "DUDE".
Denis, That makes me smile, give Conor some knuckles from me.
I'm curious how many schools ot thought there are on this? I've met some skiers who worry about the condition of their bases, some who don't, allo to varying degrees. I took my short pair of rock skis to the shop towards the end of season last to get an idea what it would cost to get an edge, wax and a few "base blemishes" repaired. To make a long story short she told me if i intended to keep skiing them where i'd been skiing them it would probably be best to just wax and edge them.