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  1. #1
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    Kingpins sent in...to the black hole of recall

    Sent mine in in early October thru the local REI. They have contacted Marker a number of times and the response (from Marker) is "backordered, no idea when in stock". Fuckers

  2. #2
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    May 2011
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    It's been reassuring to see Marker reclaim their previous reputation over the past year or so.

    "I'm going to crank these down, you Marker out and we don't win it" - TJ Burke, 1994

  3. #3
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    Kingpins sent in...to the black hole of recall

    Sent some back right around thanksgiving and picked up the new toes last week.

    For sale if anyone is looking

  4. #4
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    we sent ours back in late Oct and got them back a couple wks ago- that was through a local ski shop. wonder if the size of REI makes a diff
    skid luxury

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    "I'm going to crank these down, you Marker out and we don't win it" - TJ Burke, 1994

    might need to watch aspen extreme again this weekend
    skid luxury

  6. #6
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    Nov 2013
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    And people still have a hard on for Kingpins, not like there are other options like the Tectons... At least the Tecton's problems would have the ski coming off your foot while you're riding.
    TLDR; Ski faster. Quit breathing. Don't crash.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    VT
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    Sent a set back in October, got the new toe pieces inside 2 weeks. Alpine Options at Sugarbush VT made short work of it.

    Sent from my XT1254 using TGR Forums mobile app

  8. #8
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    Feb 2007
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    Last I was told, warranty replacement timelines are 6-8 weeks out, but Markers even been Markering that...

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
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    OP,

    Given it's REI, I'd tell them to go ahead and just change it to a return.

    Likely could then just immediately purchase new Kingpins from them (if they still carry/you're still interested), or go with another option. We all know they are several.

    Others,

    Anyone know closest REI to where OP lives? I'm looking at going to a scratch & dent sale soon

  10. #10
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    marker sucks bump
    "When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
    "I find I have already had my reward, in the doing of the thing" - Buzz Holmstrom
    "THIS IS WHAT WE DO"-AML -
    ski on in eternal peace

  11. #11
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    but i’ve seen em fit perfectly on Soul7’s
    bF
    Alpental Indigenous

  12. #12
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    Sep 2013
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    still waiting on my too! kinda crazy eh?

  13. #13
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    I would use the term dissapointing more than crazy.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
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    Mine arrived today: maybe a little TGR karma. Couldn't return them, did not get them there but was told by Marker they HAD to go thru a local retailer for the recall. It wasn't like REI was going to fix them...just ship them. They would not let me ship them myself.

    Can't make this stuff up.

  15. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by wstdeep View Post
    Mine arrived today: maybe a little TGR karma. Couldn't return them, did not get them there but was told by Marker they HAD to go thru a local retailer for the recall. It wasn't like REI was going to fix them...just ship them. They would not let me ship them myself.

    Can't make this stuff up.
    Thatís not an uncommon practice in the ski industry.

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