Revision Skis, a USA-based brand of high-quality twin tip freeride skis, has announced an impact damage warranty policy which is setting a new bar for the ski industry.
Knowing that many of the skis it sells are going to be beat up on rails, concrete, wood, on-hill equipment, rocks, and more, Revision is pledging to keep skis underneath riders who invest their hard-earned dollars in its product. While most companies quickly void warranty claims for impact damage apparently caused by common park and urban riding, Revision feels that modern skis should hold up to this type of use. To that end, the Revision Skis warranty policy is to repair or replace ski products with significant edge or base damage, even if that damage was caused by the rider--an unheard of commitment in the ski warranty world.
In order to help its customers avoid the need to file a warranty claim in the first place, however, Revision has toughened up its full lineup by installing extra-thick bases and edges on all models to help resist these impacts.
LOL. This company must be a west coast company and has no idea how badly an early/late season eastern skier can damage boards. They'd be sending me a new pair every year for sure. A typical pair of boards lasts three years for me, and that is pushing it. My skis from last season are about to be retired. I brought them to the shop for their annual base and edge repair last October. The shop guy raised his eyebrow at me. I told him I knew I was pushing it but I just wanted to get one more year out of the skis, broken edge and a half dozen core shots and all...
I wouldn't buy their skis and ask for replacements because I'd feel like I was taking advantage of them. We saw this thing happen with REI and Backcountry, I think, where they offered lifetime warranties and got taken advantage of then they took back the policy. I'd rather pay lower prices than have warranty costs baked in and subsidize ass holes that treat their gear bad AND have unreasonable expectations of warranty coverage. F That. I'm trashing my gear willingly and intentionally, and that is on me. A used pair of boards is a pair of boards that I had a lot of fun on, no takes backsies on that, thank you.