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If by tiny you mean not really that tiny at all, I’d agree. K2 is a multi-million dollar company; in 2004 they were pushing 862 million dollars worth in sales in only 9 months. You are not ripping of a company by getting a warrantee on a pair of skis. If the company can't afford to do it, they won't accept your skis. $20 out of my pocket percentage wise costs more than it does for K2 to send me new skis. Again you're not fucking K2 over with a warneteeing deal. By having a warrantee program it helps to ensures that customers will continue to promote their product, continues to use their product, and overall benefits the company.
if you love your skis, and want to keep skiing day after day with out taking the time to send skis in and deal with the whole ordeal, consider yourself lucky that it is something relatively easy to fix.
I guess the moral of the story is; if you're truly concerned, bring your skis to Microsoft. If not it really doesn’t matter what you do, just keep skiing.