Hi X2468, The ski does scrape when leaned over. On hard pack or ice it will unload the front tire when leaned over and cause the front end to wash out. In soft snow it’s not an issue. The back ends of the ski take a lot of abuse, and I wore my first ski down, about 4 inches scraped off of the ends. It didn’t affect the performance though, and that combined with the sides ground off a bit from cornering actually sort of customized the ski to the bike. I ran my original ski for many years without a problem, and sold it last year. I bought a new ski this year, and have broken the white Teflon part 3 times in the past few months. Although it’s the same ski, I think it must be a different grade of Teflon which can’t take the extreme cold. The original ski was bulletproof. alright, so then if you have the ski on, then pretty much take it easy if and when you hit hardpack or ice with the leaning. right?