So I bought some 1080s a little while ago, and during the purchase I ask the sale dude if they were covered under an international warrenty. Same with the bindings (Rossignol). He said yup to both.
With the ski's only 4 runs old, I stack it on a medium sized kicker, and the plastic tip comes off one of the skis. I find the pieces and the repair shop to epoxy it back on.
Couple of weeks later hitting an icy hip...comes off again. This time Im not so lucky in finding the pieces.
By this time it's only a week before I head back home to New Zealand, and the repair shop said it would take weeks to ship a new part in.
So I bring the ski's home with me expecting them to be repaired at the local shop under warrenty.
I find out that neither the 1080's or the bindings (which broke in another unrelated incident..with a tree:) arn't covered under warrenty in my home country. Fuck that I thought.
So the local ski shop sent the bindings away to get fixed, and Rossi replaced them..even though they wern't under warrenty.
But Salomon refused to replace the plastic tip...so I had to fork out $60 to buy *2* new tips..because they only come in pairs.
You would think Salomon, being such a large company, could afford to loose a $30 tip.
I'll be very wary in buying Salomons in the future...