Hey there guys, thanks for taking the time to read my post. I was hoping to get some opinions on a situation I am dealing with. Last weekend was my very first time skiing, after spending years snowboarding I decided to cross over and rented a pair of skis from a local shop. My first run down the hill I did okay and started getting the hang of it, however my second run did not go to well. On my second run I was going down a cat track and was linking big slow S turns going maybe 5-10 miles an hour, not fast by any means. well as I was about to start another turn a little girl slightly cut me off and resulted in me running into a small bump maybe about the size of a small mogul. Anyways, to get to the point, as soon as I go up the bump I heard a loud snap and came to a slow stop. I looked down and both skis where snapped. What a way to start skiing right? Anyway, I was able to borrow a friends extra set of skis for the rest of the day and had a blast. After bringing the skis back to the rental shop that night and explaining what happened, they said that they would try to contact the manufacturer (atomic) and try to warranty the skis. I just heard back from them yesterday and they claim that atomic denied the warranty and are going to be charging me $250 to replace the skis. My question to you guys is should the skis have even broken. My friends that I was skiing with say that they feel the skis must have been defective, especially because I was going so slow and went over such a small bump. I don’t know too much about skis yet, but I know snowboards aren’t this fragile, and I certainly don’t believe skis are. What are your opinions?