Salomon 9000 Equipe Problem

Salomon 9000 Equipe Problem

Post by Elton Satus » Sun, 13 Nov 1994 02:59:06


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
responded.

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.

Thanks

elton


 
 
 

Salomon 9000 Equipe Problem

Post by Seth Masi » Fri, 25 Nov 1994 12:56:56

I had a pair of the original 9000 3S (the blue and white version) and a
pair of the first generation orange 9000 3S.  Skied at least 100 days
each on both pairs with no problems.  The orange version was about 10
percent stiffer.
        What do you mean that the skis "ran poorly?"  Skis do tend to
soften with age but with only nine days on yours, that doesn't seem likely,
unless you weigh 250 lb and love bumps.  Did they lose their grip on ice?
Go unstable?  Lose their glide speed?  What WAS the problem?
        Do you ever tune your skis?  Salomon does a wonderful job with
initial tuning, but the wax wears off and the edges start to go dull -- on
ANY ski -- after a couple of days.  I tune my skis daily (polish the edges,
iron in a coat of wax) and they last for years.
        The original 3S contained no wood -- it was a foam core ski with
a couple of pretty beefy layers of fiberglass.  The 2S and 1S later switched
to wood cores, but today's 3S is still a foam core ski.  I've seen a couple
of pairs delaminate at the tip when pounded hard all season in the bumps.
On the whole, though, I think Salomon has done a pretty respectable job
on the durability front.
        So -- what's really going on here?


 
 
 

Salomon 9000 Equipe Problem

Post by Devin Johnst » Sat, 26 Nov 1994 11:35:05

: I had a pair of the original 9000 3S (the blue and white version) and a
: pair of the first generation orange 9000 3S.  Skied at least 100 days
: each on both pairs with no problems.  The orange version was about 10
: percent stiffer.
:       What do you mean that the skis "ran poorly?"  Skis do tend to
: soften with age but with only nine days on yours, that doesn't seem likely,
: unless you weigh 250 lb and love bumps.  Did they lose their grip on ice?
: Go unstable?  Lose their glide speed?  What WAS the problem?
:       Do you ever tune your skis?  Salomon does a wonderful job with
: initial tuning, but the wax wears off and the edges start to go dull -- on
: ANY ski -- after a couple of days.  I tune my skis daily (polish the edges,
: iron in a coat of wax) and they last for years.
:       The original 3S contained no wood -- it was a foam core ski with
: a couple of pretty beefy layers of fiberglass.  The 2S and 1S later switched
: to wood cores, but today's 3S is still a foam core ski.  I've seen a couple
: of pairs delaminate at the tip when pounded hard all season in the bumps.
: On the whole, though, I think Salomon has done a pretty respectable job
: on the durability front.
:       So -- what's really going on here?