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Volkl Warrenty Question

post #1 of 18
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This is a long shot, but here goes. After skiing at snowbird on saturday I noticed that My older volkl G4's (01-02 Black with with stripe and gold writing) are bent about 5 inches behind the binding. Its pretty slight and still skiable but I am afraid it will only get worse. Is there anychance that these are still under some sort of warrenty or does anyone have singe G4 for very cheap? Thanks in advance for the info.

duke
post #2 of 18
Volkl evaluates each warranty claim on a case by case basis. Your best bet is to take it to a Volkl dealer and have them send it in for you. Ideally, it should be a dealer that you have a good relationship with, because Volkl may ask the dealer their opinion. I doubt you will get a new pair, but they probably will do something for you...... maybe sell you one ski for 100 bucks or something.

good luck
post #3 of 18
I believe the warranty on Volkl is one year, so you are probably out of luck, unless you get lucky and they find you a mate for it. Can't hurt to check. LewBob
post #4 of 18
Duke,

They are probably out of warranty in terms of a replacement, but Völkl does have a stash of singles. I know they do 'cause I've gone to that well a few times myself...
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer
Volkl evaluates each warranty claim on a case by case basis. Your best bet is to take it to a Volkl dealer and have them send it in for you. Ideally, it should be a dealer that you have a good relationship with, because Volkl may ask the dealer their opinion. I doubt you will get a new pair, but they probably will do something for you...... maybe sell you one ski for 100 bucks or something.

good luck
UPracer is right. Volkl and the other manufacturers evaluate claims on a case by case basis. It it important to get your local deal to lobby for you. Of course, skiers commonly bend skis in bumps and against other immovable objects and manufacturers do not provide "collision insurance."

It's worth a try and you might be surprised. I have seen many skis replaced after delams, bending, etc. well after the official warranty.
post #6 of 18
The warranty is 2-years if you have Markers on 'em.
post #7 of 18
Epic, you are being mislead somewhere. The Marker bindings carry a five year limited warranty, and the Volkl's carry a one year limited warranty on them. Cut and dry. Who fed you this crap anyway?
post #8 of 18
Epic,

I'll back valleygrl here...that just ain't true.

Sounds like something a Marker rep might say, though...
post #9 of 18
I thought I read it in a Volkl catalog. Hey, I could be wrong.
post #10 of 18
I remember being told about the extended warrenty with Marker bindings promotion that Epic was talking about 3 or 4 years ago when I was looking at a pair of Volkl Vertigo G30. However I haven't heard anything about it since that time and I can't find any mention of it on Volkl's website.
post #11 of 18
Ah this thread brings back memories ... is it me or do volkls bend more easily than most others ?

Here's a thread - How many Volkls have you bent in your lifetime?

I bent 5 pair of Explosiv SL's in one season alone (back in the day when the Explosiv was the WC race ski, before the P series). I remember guys in the shop taking bets on how long the next pair would last me.

Volkls models I've bent - Explosiv SL (5), Explosiv GS (1), Renntiger (2), G3 (1)

Shortest time to bend a ski - 3 skier days.

Number of non-volkls bent is less than 3 (DH boards don't count)
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Woodee
Here's a thread - How many Volkls have you bent in your lifetime?
Easy. Zero. I've owned more than 15 different pairs since the late 80's.

Other carnage in that same time frame - K2 (3), Rossi (2).

The K2's of the early 90's (TNC, Extreme) might have been the biggest POS to ever slide on snow. The Rossi 7xK/7sK skied OK, but had a proclivity to crumble...literally.
post #13 of 18
I would agree on the K2 TNC synopsis. It was a very versatile – it didn’t do anything well. I’m convinced that ff it weren't for the BNG’s (bold new graphics) that ski would have never sold.

Foam cores do crumble, don’t they? I never bent a Rossi – probably because they broke before I ever noticed a bend.

It’s funny that I’ve bent more Volkl than any other ski – and it’s still my favorite manufacturer. I have four active skis in my quiver – all Volkl.
post #14 of 18
I'm one of the biggest Volkl fans in the world, but I've bent a couple. P30 RC and a 5-Star. I also broke a P9 SL..... not the skis fault. Bad landing off a jump WAY to big for me! I landed so far back on my tails that one ski snapped right behind the heel piece. The only thing holding it together was the top sheet.

Woodee, you aren't from Michigan are you????
post #15 of 18
Not from Michigan - Actually never skied in the UP, but I had roomies out in CO that were from there.

I've had more Volkl than any other ski - Dynastar was a close second. I guess it just makes sense that I bent more of them than any other ...
post #16 of 18
re:two year warranty, that was a common statement in PKs and promo material in Canada
re:bending, in those same PKs "volkl are not warranteed for bends" as it is not a manufacturers defect but skier error (don't flame me i'm just passing this on)
post #17 of 18
It's still worth having Volkl check out the ski - if they have a single they just might send you a Christmas present in the form of a match up. Done this myself once or twice.
post #18 of 18
i've noticed working at the shop that most ski mfg. are VERY accomodating even if the ski is an older model (sans straight skis). even if people don't get free skis out of them, they will sell a pair or one to you at CONSIDERABLE discount...shoot, there was someone with G30's last year that had a delamination problem. he got a pair of 724 pro's i think it was for, lower than proform/prodeal prices from volkl direct...

melloboy
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