Originally Posted by Whiteroom
Jeep markets their products as all terrain vehicles, if you drive one into a tree it will not be warranteed..
Driving a Jeep into a tree would not be within its intended purpose, I assume. However, if you want to use this analogy, I think blowing a shock absorber out (eg, blow a valve in the shock where the fluid leaks out) might be good one. You would still be able to drive to the dealer, with no other physical damage to the vehicle, and only argue about how the vehicle was driven.
I just have an issue a company that markets a particular ski as an "all mountain expert ski" able to "attack the whole mountain" and then be unwilling to back-up this ski when/if the user bends the ski on a run down a trail like Starr, for example. I have skied Starr many, many times, and other trails like it, and have only once damaged/bent a ski in my lifetime - they were metal skis, and on the first day of ownership. At the time, I had no idea this was an issue, and certainly the ski came with no warning/disclaimer "Do not use in moguls."
That was 25 years ago, and I have long forgotten about it when I bought the Tigersharks 2 wks ago and was only recently reminded of the metal issue by coming across a similar thread such as this one. I hope technology has advanced so that it is unlikely that I would ever bend these skis, but this whole metal thing has me worried again.