Just make sure your Invaders look good when you buy them, and if you do break them line WILL warranty them.
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duuuudes do people not understand that they are not delamming?! they have some weird wrapper or outer topsheet for some reason and that peels off real easy, every pair does that and it does not affect the ski they are a very durable and sick ski...
The way I see it, spending 300 for a pair of invaders, and possibly having cosmetic plastic problems that do not effect the skis performance is still way better than paying 500 to 600 for dynastar or armadas and having a large section of edge fall out that they will not warrenty in a million years.
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i love mine...they are super fun all over the place and people make them sound like they are awful for all mtn. which is a lie...but they aren't the best in deep powder. My topsheet is gettin ripped up too
i like them alot. so much fun. in park and out. im trying them out in small amounts of powder this weekend, im sure from the foot of powder ive tried they will be awsome. the matte duraclear gloss ontop of the ski peals off because the ink from the topsheet doesnt let the sheet cure proporly. my tips are fine in regards to edges, the only thing that is a problem is that thing coming off. and under it is topsheet then like 2 mm of fiberglass(ive cut through once, but epoxyed just incase). great ski i find for everywhere, and especialy park. ton of fun for buttering 2
i got my invaders beginning of december and have ridden them like 15 times with only small pieces of the topsheet comming off (due to falling or something similar). Ive hit many rails with em and the bottoms and edges are still in good shape. Only thing I have had to do to them is put a bit of Epoxy here or there, and a small bit of p-tex on the base cuz I went over some rocks at a resort with shitty snow coverage.
Quoting Snowninja from Jan 27 2006 1:53:03:
I've always been straight up with you guys so here's some Line durability clarification. I know for a fact that over the past 3 years there has been no brand of ski out there more durable than ours. I know other companies warranty return rates from shops and our skis have been the least. 10 years of evolution building skis for the most abusive skiers on the planet has lead us to be extremely innovative and create one-of-a-kind materials and constructions like our Macroblock Core, the Fatty Base & Fatty Edge and overall assembly and construction processs to maximize durability. On another note we did have more problems than normal with the Invader this year regarding the occcassional random delam then other models. Our engineers have now been able to fully analys the situation and gotten to the bottom of it. We already changed the molds on next years to eliminate any delams just like all of our other models of skis.
It would be easy each year to just put a new graphic on the same old ski or make a new ski with the exact same features and construction but as always we developed a revolutionary new ski with tons of new features from scratch which I think you all appreciated from what I read. With innovation comes learning and next year we'll have an innovative product again and this time as bombproof as the all the skis we're known to be.
Thanks for the support,
there ya go. now all of you shut up about durabilty issues. Everyone with half a brain knows that when you move production like they did, there are going to be some problems. Get next years invaders... or anthems 93 waist...if you're worried about quality.
comparing the price is like comparing apples to oranges.
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