I have seen K2s break, I have seen Salomons break, I have seen Rossignols break, I have seen Dynastars break, I have seen Armadas break, I have seen Lines break, I have seen 4FRNTs break, I have seen Heads break. I have seen Fischers break. Evryone's skis break sometimes. It happens. You will get a thousand different opinions on any model on here. One kid will say his Armadas (example) are the sickest things he has been on, whilst another will retort that Armada is the worst because he broke his in under a week.
I have no animosity towards you for disliking our product. That is your opinion and you are surely entitled to it. However, to base a single experience on the whole of your judgement towards one product is not only ignorant, it is largely biased. To also say manufacturing in China makes our skis a lower quality is an ignorant statement. Manufacturing of any sort has a percentage of failure. This is without question. Everybody who builds absolutely ANYTHING, deals with this. In ski manufacturung, this includes warrentied models, as well as any factory defects which do not allow a product to be sold as a consumer item. In other words, for example, someone fucked up molding a ski, it won't be sold, it will be destroyed. That percentage is much much lower now than when production was on Vashon Island. The fact is that the product is better made now. I am very sorry you had a terrible experience, I hope you sent the skis in and got a new pair.
The last pair of K2s I ever broke where the old Krietler pros back in 99 and the tip only delamed. Plain and simple, I beat the fuck out of my skis. I'm sure I weigh more than you and I ski all the time year round. Based on that experience, do I think K2s are indestructable? No. Do I think they are durable, hell yes, that is one reason why I work here. I do not however, value my personal experiences over those of everyone else who has tried the product. This is what you are doing and why I am taking issue with it.
Lastly the Fujative is priced competitively because Pep wanted kids to have a ski to rip on that was easy on the pocketbook. We make make close to nothing on that ski. That is why it is cheap.
Next time in your replys, slow it down, and write intelligently about your concerns and thought process.