We just got back from Grand Targhee, had a great time except for the first day. I have (had) a pair of 177 Carver Motion skis that I got Nov. 28, 01. After skiing for several hours we decided to get off the groomed runs. As I got almost to the bottom of the area that was basically just soft moguls and cut up snow I lost control of my speed and ended up sitting way back on the tails of the skis (not uncommon for me)and immediately lost both skis. As I was gathering up everything after the fall I found one of the skis bent just behind the binding. When placed on a flat surface the tail sticks up about 6inches in the air. The fall didn't seem that hard when it happened. Has anyone had any dealings with Volkl on reurning skis for warranty work or just standing behind their products? The people at the repair shop at GT said they had never seen a ski bent as badly as this one, However he was not real encouraging about Volkl being able to do anything for me. When I stoped into the Ski shop the manager's first statement was "I don't sell the motion ski just because of this" basically he said I now am the owner of broken skis and bindings that can't be used on other skis. He advised that you can't buy just the motion ski without the bindings. I did get to demo a lot of other ski while at GT (8 sets). The ones that I like the most were also Volkl, the 177 Vertigo G3. Final quick question I am 6ft tall,195 lb and an strong intermediate and I dont want to buy new ski every year. Anyone see anything wrong with going with the Vertigo skis as replacements if necessary. I can't return to the shop were I got the ski as they closed this year.
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1/13/03 at 6:29am