We skied yesterday and David couldn't figure out why his ski wasn't reacting. He got down right PO'd. Looked at his ski when he took it off and what-do-ya-know...the thing snapped in half! This wouldn't be the first of it's kind either. The D3's that are about 2 years old are having this problem. It is the 5th one in our area to snap in the same place. So, if you have a D3, watch for a crack developing near your front and rear bindings. Inspect it before you leave the dock or swimstep.