After like 15 days of riding my salomon threat's edge ripped out with normal park skiing. I will never trust salomon again because of this and it is really too bad. I feel pretty bad for salomon. A company's rep can be ruined with one year of bad products. Now I am going to line and getting the Afterbang's which look like they will be awesome and proof.
where in the illionare edit?
the new ones are black and purple im pretty sure with basically the same design...and thet suck because of the sandwich construction not because of the edge armor basically ever top end park ski has edge armor they just dont go around talking about it...dont quote me not 100 percent sure
in the spring, i talked to a rep for salomon freestyle equipment..i told him about my past situation with dumonts, and got some pretty neat info. first of all, not all salomon skis had defects last year. it was manily the first set of skis made/sold, which was december and earlier that had the most defects, and unfortunatley that is when most people get their skis. he told me that they were indeed working on the problem, but the ski was not done yet, and the skis we say rpso riding were in fact the same ski, diferent graphics due to the sole fact that they were not done working on the ski. and that salomon was working to make the ski lighter.
i beleive this to be true, as it was from a reliable person, but i have heard some contradictory information. all i can say is that any ski company respectable as salomon, knows that kids tend to be smart with their money, and want to make sure every penny is worth their buy, especially in this economy, and if they want their freestyle string and reputation to survive, they need to fix the problem.
for the record, i skied suspects hard all last season, and they held up fine. no better and no worse than any other ski i've ever owned. hating on salomon is now one of the cool things to do on newschoolers.
i really believe 85% of the kids that hate on suspects, or other salomon skis for that matter, for falling apart do not own a pair.
that all being said, salomon may have treated some warranty issues in a manner that could create some "anti-stoke" against the company, but kids on here need to realize that most of the time a ski will not be warrantied if is sustains damage due to use on rails. it's just the way it works.
now i'm not trying to defend salomon or throw them under the bus, but don't blindly and blatantly hate on a product or company because that's what all the cool kids on NS are doing.
my friend and i, i had dumonts, he had suspects, each, on the same day had tip delam for no aparant reason. salomon denied to warranty either of us. called other companies just for kicks saying i had theior skis, and they said it would be no problem
are you serious? he told me word for word "ya, the skis are shit and falling apart on kids left and right, but the main skis with defects are from the first batch made, which was sold out around the end of december. unfortunatley, most kids buy their new skis around then"
dont try to undermine me on this, i think i have a lot more knoweledge on this fact then you do, because if you had more, you would have made a post that actually means something. im sick of kids, most of which that dont own skis from salomon this year, bad mouthing them. go to a thread wear you actually help someone and not jsut waste their time.
How the hell would you know man? They are described as a great ski for an aspiring park rider for rails and jumps. Btw the edge ripped out at the tip so it was from doing jumps not rails. They can not handle impact and are a ty ski. Salomon is just going to make a "park ski" that breaks in 15 days? .
i think the problem is you are retarted. just because something is made to work, does not make it so. are you to stupid to figure out that the new technology had many defects to it? like i said, go post somehwere that actualy helps someone.
the difference between how line handled the first year invaders and the way that salomon handled the suspects/dumonts is that Line acctually warrantied their skis unlike salomon.
parkandpipefun said that the rep admitted to having defects in the first production run. If the defects were during production that sould be covered under warranty because its a manufacture defect (assuming that their warranty states that it covers manufacturing defects, like most ski companies) Even if it wasnt a manufacturing defect they should have warrantied the first batch of skis because they were worse than the rest produced.
how do u think skis and other technology gets better?
trial and error.
salomon is a business and wanted to get skis out on time and may have batched the first few skis but any company wud hav done the same thing
what im sayin is they may not have had time to test the skis hard and long before productiion time came.
all skis companies cant afford to not have new models and salomon cant afford to give people free skis especialy with the economy in a recession