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Laminate problem with Fischer RX6 skis  

post #1 of 37
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The clear laminate that wraps around my skis is coming off, both sides right along the edges on both skis. : The laminate has pealed back right to the bottom of the bindings.

Is anyone else experiencing this problem with Fischer skis? My skis are 2006 Fischer RX6 (160) skis used only 2 times.

Is this fixable? can they be re-glued?

Please help!
post #2 of 37
Sounds like a strange thing to happen with skis used so little, especially considering how they are constructed.

Just so I'm not assuming anything -- Was there anything put on these aftermarket, like a top protector ar anything along those lines? I know that many demo skis have this on them, as many shops put it on there so they have a little better luck when they sell off the demos. If not, this certainly shouldn't be happening.

Personally, it sounds like a warranty issue to me. Take them back to where you got them and have them get them to Fishcer before teh snow starts flying. Warranty issues aren't always the quickest, smoothest moving projetcs...
post #3 of 37
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Originally Posted by axebiker View Post
Sounds like a strange thing to happen with skis used so little, especially considering how they are constructed.

Just so I'm not assuming anything -- Was there anything put on these aftermarket, like a top protector ar anything along those lines? I know that many demo skis have this on them, as many shops put it on there so they have a little better luck when they sell off the demos. If not, this certainly shouldn't be happening.

Personally, it sounds like a warranty issue to me. Take them back to where you got them and have them get them to Fishcer before teh snow starts flying. Warranty issues aren't always the quickest, smoothest moving projetcs...
These skis were brand new. Given to me as a present. I do not have a reciept and I don't think the person that gave them to me kept it.

So I'm screwed?
post #4 of 37
No, not necessarily, take them to a fischer dealer. Explain how you got them and see what they can/will do for you. If they don't show lots of wear or abuse, who knows---you may get some help. Skied two times could mean "I only dropped a 50 footer two times "----Or not

good luck
post #5 of 37
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Originally Posted by skier_j View Post
No, not necessarily, take them to a fischer dealer. Explain how you got them and see what they can/will do for you. If they don't show lots of wear or abuse, who knows---you may get some help. Skied two times could mean "I only dropped a 50 footer two times "----Or not

good luck
Not at all ! These skis are still brand new looking, except for the fact the laminate skin is pealing off. : :

I was going to try a few local dealers. This is such BS!

Anyone else that own 2006 Fischer RX6 skis, please check out your edge areas and look for any white bubbling.
post #6 of 37
Don't Panic!

Take them to Fischer dealer, be nice to them, explain how you recieved them as a gift so no receipt. Expect (in this case offer) to pay one way shipping for the warranty process. If this is a railflex ski pull the binding off yourself (minimizes effort by shop). You'll get helped out, Fischer is a great company, find a cool shop and you'll be fine.
post #7 of 37
You shouldn't need a receipt to have them replaced under warranty. You just need to go to any Fischer dealer (not necessarily the one you bought from if it isn't convenient) and tell them your problem.
post #8 of 37
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I am not getting that warm and fuzzy feeling from the fischer dealers I've been talkin to. Most start with "well if you didn't buy them here" blah, blah....! yeah thanks!
post #9 of 37
Reddog, I'd try 'gently' pointing out that servicing warranty issues is part of their dealer agreement with Fischer. It doesn't matter where they were purchased (well technically it does, authorized dealer or not) they should help you. Offer to pay the return shipping. If they still refuse never shop there again.
post #10 of 37
Keep looking around until you find a dealer that will help you out. I broke an Atomic R11 (snapped it in half) midway through the second year on them. I bought them at the Park City Ski swap so I took them to the the local dealers. The first dealer I went to said he would try and see what he could do. After a month of getting no where I picked them up and took them to another dealer. I was told that there was no problem and they would get thim shipped out for me. A week later I got a call from Tom the owner saying that Atomic was sending me another pair and that If I wanted to I could come in they would mount up a pair they had in stock so I would not have to wait for the other ones to be shipped. So keep looking and you will find a place that values your business enough to make it happen for you. Its not hard to guess which shop gets my business now. By the way it was Nordas, out of Park City that offered the great service. Check them out.
post #11 of 37
The problem you describe sounds cosmetic. Nevertheless, it also sounds so weird that I can't imagine that Fischer wouldn't replace them. Their Warranty policy is very good as are the quality of their skis. In your situation, with respect to the defect you encountered, unfortunately the exception seems to prove the rule.
Good luck.
post #12 of 37
Thread Starter 
Okay I found a place that at the very least took my skis and will be contacting Fischer for a warranty return.

I called the Fischer myself. I was told that it would not be a problem and they would need to review my skis and most likely replace them but I need to have an authorized dealer ship the skis to them.

It is a cosmetic problem, and I am not the only person with this problem. I know of two other people that are having the same exact issues.
post #13 of 37
I saw a few of last years RX9's delaminating- as well. Fischer took care of them.
post #14 of 37
No delam yet on my RX9s. They are 2004-2005 but I bought them new before last season. 25+ days on them and no problems but I'll keep an eye on them I guess.
post #15 of 37
I have Fischer RX-9s as well, with at least 50 days on them and no problems. They have the same topskin construction as the RX-6, at least from all appearances. Anyway, I'm glad things worked out for you Red Dog. Fischer has a reputation for building durable skis and standing behind their products when something does go wrong.
post #16 of 37
I was told that there was a known delamination problem with last year's RX-6 in the 170 length, but that the other lengths were okay. Apparently this may not be the case since you are experiencing in a 160.
Let us know what you find out.
post #17 of 37
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Originally Posted by quickk9 View Post
I was told that there was a known delamination problem with last year's RX-6 in the 170 length, but that the other lengths were okay. Apparently this may not be the case since you are experiencing in a 160.
Let us know what you find out.

quickk9,

Where exactly did you hear about this 'known problem' just curious, thanks
post #18 of 37
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Originally Posted by Shen View Post
I saw a few of last years RX9's delaminating- as well. Fischer took care of them.
We had 8's on ski school that did it within a few weeks of purchase. Fischer replaced, no questions asked.
post #19 of 37
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Originally Posted by Taylormatt View Post
We had 8's on ski school that did it within a few weeks of purchase. Fischer replaced, no questions asked.
have you had any problems with the replaced skis from fischer? I have a major concern I will be going through this again.
post #20 of 37
No idea, the warrantee replacement occured over the Summer. Just turn them in to Fischer, get 07 replacements and ski them. If they fail again, Fischer will replace them, again. If it happens a second time, sell the brand new replacements unmounted and find something else. There are a lot of Fischer RX8's on our staff, this pair was the only problem pair (that I know of), so I doubt it's a huge problem.
post #21 of 37
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Well the new Fischer skis finally came in. I stopped by the shop with my boots to have them install everything. I was told over the phone that I got the new 2007 RX6 ski. great right................not!!!

First thing I see when I get there is that Fischer changed the damn graphics of the RX6 ski with this ugly a$$ lime green accent crap. WTF! Nothing in my equipment has this lime green color. I hate this color!

My boots are dk. red/black and my bindings are gray/black which are going to be installed on this new lime green rail system, its going to look like a$$ crap!

I am so pissed!!!
post #22 of 37
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Originally Posted by RedDog View Post
.......My boots are dk. red/black and my bindings are gray/black which are going to be installed on this new lime green rail system, its going to look like a$$ crap!

I am so pissed!!!
Wow, just wow.
post #23 of 37
Amen. I was told not to buy a pair of bindings because they wouldn't match my skis (color-wise). What the hell do I care? You should see what I wear to work sometimes
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by tief schnee View Post
Wow, just wow.
tell me about it! wow is right!:
post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by bjohansson View Post
Amen. I was told not to buy a pair of bindings because they wouldn't match my skis (color-wise). What the hell do I care? You should see what I wear to work sometimes
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post #26 of 37
Real skiers seldom have boots that match their skis, unless they are world cup skiers getting the factory to put their color and label on whatever the competitor wants. If you ski for the Kastle (I intentionally picked a company that doesn't import any more, and which I think is defunct, but you get the idea) team and like Nordica boots Salomon bindings and Atomic skis, no problem, you will get a pair of Nordica boots with a kastle label, several pairs of Salomon bindings with a Kastle label and several pairs of Atomic skis with a Kastle label, and the colors will match.

If you just rip, then you will have the best fitting boots you can buy, and put them in the bset bindings for you, on the best ski for you. The mismatched skis and boots are a giant step away from poserdom.
post #27 of 37
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I don't care about matchin skis and boots, thats not what I am saying. I just hate that lime green color!
post #28 of 37
So, what would be an acceptable resolution for you?
post #29 of 37
Maybe you can get a Ski-Tote in a color that brings the whole thing together.
post #30 of 37
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
So, what would be an acceptable resolution for you?
It is resolved, I received new skis!
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