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Are delams covered under most warranties?
Tails of both skis delaming, just noticed in the spring. It was my 1st year on em and the website isnt clear on exactly what sort of defects are covered
how did it happen? what brand skis? a delam is also a rather easy fix too if they don't get warrantied!
^what he said basically depends on the brand of skis if they will help you out or not. If they dont help you out.... grab some Epoxy and clamp them back together. almost all my skis end up with glue on them somewhere haha
Most warranties will cover I’m pretty sure as long as it is not from visible abuse.
In my experience, regardless of what else is happening to the skis, if there is any wear on the edges that looks like it's from rails, companies won't warranty the skis. Usually it's better just to fix a problem yourself if you can, because companies don't usually cover warranty shipping to and from them. So you're liable to pay for some expensive parcels just to have them say they can't help you.
Rivet those bitches. If it’s super minor then epoxy and clamp.
I mean if your skis are thrashed across the board, they might decline warrantying them. If they’re in good shape otherwise, they probably would take care of it. Depends on a lot of stuff, like when you bought them, how you approach it, whether or not they’ve had a lot of delam issues with that ski/model/batch, etc.
Before you try and fix them yourself I recommend photographing them as they are and emailing the company and see what they say.
Worst case scenario they’d probably give you a code for a discount on another pair (depending on age of ski and other stuff I mentioned) and you can fix those best you can, continue to ski them, and pull the trigger on discounted skis as well.
I wouldn’t go riveting and epoxying them until you talk with the company because once they see your Frankenstein repair job (good as it may be) they’re going to be a lot less likely to send you new skis/fix them.
Ymmv but I and others have had good luck in these situations.
Go through the shop you purchased them through. They will be more than happy to help you. If the shop has a good relationship with their vendor then it shouldnt be a problem. With such tight competition amonst ski companies they will always work out a fair deal to keep you on their skis
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