Does a ski breakdown or does it go through an inetial break in period and then maintian a flex pattern? The reason for my question is my ski partner tried the Fisher, basicly the same size as his 2002 D3, but could not get it to work. He hops back on the old D3 and skis better than he did on the Fisher. The reason he bought the Fisher is that we had onvinced him that his D3 was broken down and a new ski would help improve his performace. It seems to me that old D3 has a lot of life left in it.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â How would you know if a ski is brokendown and needs to be replaced?