That shit happens when you beat your skis up and slash the topsheets with the edges, get over it, any ski will do that.
Long live LINE.
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My 06's delamed by the end of last season. So far on my 07's, no problems after this whole season. I remember my 06's by mid way through the season, you could tell they were about to peel apart on the tips. My 07's don't show any sign of that at all so far.
my 'vaders held up real well this year, i only have a few chips here and there from being careless and shit. obviously line is improving their skis as much as possible, meaning there shouldnt be a very big problem regaurding delamination.
Fucking hell, Line needs to get their shit together on this. It pisses me off, because I'd love to buy their skis, but all the stories of everything delamming always makes me shy away. Put fuckin rivets in or something!!
true, both the line and k2 factory are in china...makes sense to lump them together, right? less dough to pay.
Line isn't going to use k2's molds, and will probably stick with the sandwich construction. line COULD use the rivets but they won't because, again, they are two different companies. K2 owns volkl but volkl skis don't have rivets.
i rode my 06/07 invaders really hard with some pretty hard buttering and they held up fine, the only problem i had was the edges chipped the plastic topsheet pretty easily but that was only cosmetic so i didnt care, everything else was fine. i thought it was a great ski. they def improved from last years so next years should be even better. im predicting they pretty much got the invader for next year in tip top shape, but thats just a guess. So i really digged this years, i was surprised to hear people trashing on this years cause i was more than happy with mine and i rode them for about 45 days this season. hope that helps
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all u people that give shit about invader delam because of the first generation invaders a damn idiots...the first gen is a COMPLETELY differnt ski, dimesions and everything...and line is super legit..just got my 08 invaders sooo sick
seriously i dont get whats with everyone complaining about the 06/07 invaders delamming. I rode mine pretty hard and the topsheet is absolutely fine. My ar6's that i had for about 2 months chipped much easier but it still wasn't that bothered.
The only problem i had with the invaders was the base, but that's cause i ride dryslope and rails alot. And dryslope just fucks up the bases on any skis.
I had a pair of 05-06 Invaders that delamed after 5 days of use. Line replaced them with the 06-07 model which has held up much better - just a few edge cuts on the topsheet. Nothing bad considering the abuse I put them through. I am definitely going to buy a pair of 07-08s before next season.
i've talked with all the stores, and they all said they never got any back, except bacons.
The ski isn't meant to be ridden hard and last for more than 1 season or so, but you can get it so cheap, it doesn't really matter. Line didn't make it bulletproof, or it would be more than $300. The delam issue is fixed though. Same with the edges, so it's probably okay.
Plus, they go through all the K2 tests, so they have to pass a certain durability now.