I posted my problem with my Salomon 9000 Equipe 3S (original version of the
ski that are orange and yellow) skis a little while ago, thanks to those who
This is the situation; I purchased the skiis 2 years ago now(skied on them 9
times). Last year I went to have them tuned because they were starting run
very poorly. The ski shop owner at Mont Tremblanc told me that they were
"broken down internally" and while they were not ready for the garbage, do
not expect any high performance from the anymore. I have subsequently seen
some articles, I am not sure where now, that have stated that these first
generation Equipes of which mine are, are inherently prone to breaking down
due to the bad original design. This would be confirmed by the fact that the
part-wood core in these skiis was replaced in the newer generation Equipes by
something completely different.
I tried to return the skiis to Salomon, but they were extremely
difficult!!!!!!!!!!! They say the warranty is 1 year only and will charge $50
just to look at them. There is no point in sending them back because they are
not damaged in a way that could be fixed, or atleast I am pretty sure.
I am a law student, In Ontario, Canada and know my consumer rights in this
area. If these skiis were not of "merchantable quality" or "fit for their
purpose" under the Sale of Goods Act or under the Consumer Protection Act
Salomon's advertising was misleading due to the fact that the skiis were of
this inferior quality or design I may have an action against them. Possibly
even a class action if there are others with the first generation Equipes who
are also having these problems.
My REQUEST is: has anyone else heard of the problems of with the first
generation Equipes and what Magazines and issues were there articles written
in so I have some ammunition when I write a letter to Salomon?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.