Its the same for most companies. If you damage the ski, by sliding rails, nailing a tree, taking a 200 foot drop to flat hardpack, hookeybob in the parking lot, you caused the ski to come apart, not a defect in the manufacturing process. If you really were "Just skiing along" and this happened, theres either a flaw in the way the ski was put together or you hammered it somehow before or during your incident. The stuff a lot of skiers on this site are doing on a seasonal basis is really pushing the limits of a lot of skis durability. Look at a pro's pair of skis after a season (hell, most pros go through skis like candy during the season anyways) for proof of this.
Pay to ship it back, have them look at it. If you're lucky it'll be a flaw in the ski and they'll send you a new one. If you think it might have been from you doing something silly, might just want to save your dollars.
Want a surefire way to avoid warranty issues? Buy used gear. Then if it breaks you care less cause you're out less money and most companies will laugh at you if you try to warranty skis they sold to someone else. Presto, warranty worries gone.
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