View Full Version : Bent Chassis
03-19-2003, 11:58 AM
About a month ago I picked up the Mission D3 skates. Last week I took a shot puck off the chassis for the first time and sure enough the chasis bent ever so slightly. Now the wheel still spins at about 70% of what it should and i replaced the dented bearings. I was considering replacing the Chassis or even going out and getting a new pair of skates. I would appreciate any input you guys out there have. Is it a pain to replace the chassis? And is it so expensive that it would be just worth dropping another 200 for a new pair of D3s'? (considering that it will come with all new bearings and wheels as well). I really like the overall performance of the D3 skate and its feel. I am a little disappointed by that fact that the first time I took a puck off it, the chassis bent. Fluke or flaw, what do you guys think?
Maybe on the lower end (not that $200.00 is low end) they dont use the aircraft grade aluminum (7000) but I would call your supplier and I' wouldn't be surprised if they would offer you a replacement set of skates. - credited when they receive your old ones.
as far as changing chassis, most stores/proshops who offer the offer service charge about $25.00 to swap chassis. This is a bargain if youve ever tried it yourself. I would try "play it again" to see if there are any cheap deals on skates with similar chassis if you cant wait out the change.
03-19-2003, 12:30 PM
Mission has been excellent historically about replacing defective merchandise. My teammate had a pair of Mission skates with the Carbon Fiber chassis last season, and when they broke, Mission was quick to replace them. Their customer service is one of the qualities that makes Mission products so desirable.
You also could pick up new chassis fairly cheaply from Hockeymonkey.com I think they have RedStar E-Frames for like 50 bucks. The E Frame is a really nice chassis, and has held up well for me.
03-19-2003, 01:18 PM
Mission should take them back with no problems. A couple of my friends have returned skates because of bent chassis. The question is, Do you have another pair to wear until those are returned? It takes a while for Mission to return yours.
03-19-2003, 02:40 PM
whos your customer service rep? I have been waitng almost 3 months for M1 sticks that they are replacing.
03-19-2003, 03:39 PM
I had a pair of skates replaced by mission a few years ago, it took about a month to get them, so thats what I would recommend. Maybe look for a cheap pair of skates to use untill then, plus it doesnt hurt to have a back up pair of skates either.
03-19-2003, 03:48 PM
I am going to try having Mission replace them. In the meantime i will go back to my old mission protos.
03-19-2003, 03:54 PM
Good luck, I hope they do it an timely fashion like they did with mine.
03-19-2003, 04:21 PM
This happened to me about a month ago and there is no need to replace the skates or chasis. Here' how you would want to fix it:
1. Find a place where the skate can be held still (vice grips work the best)
2. Remove all the wheels that you have to.
3. Lightly tap the chasis with a hammer in the damaged area until it is back to its origional form.
Or if you have a vice grip thats big enough to hold the damaged area. If you do just put te damaged area in and tighten the vice, then leave the skate in for about an hour.
03-19-2003, 06:36 PM
That will weeken the chassis even more! Think about a paper clip, when you bend it it gets weeker then you bend it back the same way it gets even more weeker. Just send it to mission, they will fix it.
03-19-2003, 06:49 PM
First things first. We will definitely replace your chassis as fast as possible. If you have any problems with getting them fixed, feel free to e-mail directly at [email protected]
As for the M-1's, these are taking longer to replace because we were originally not sure why the sticks were breaking so fast. We did not want to send out a stick that would break just as fast.
We have found the problem and are trying to catch up with warranties. E-mail me directly and I will try to find out the status of your stick.
03-19-2003, 07:01 PM
My brother was considering a M-1, are the "problem" sticks still out there. Or should he wait awhile till the stores have the sticks without the breaking problem. Thanks
03-19-2003, 07:03 PM
I went to a proshop that did that same technique for a minor bent, never had any problems from it either. Columbus how bad was your chassis? Because he might want to just get it replace if it is too bad.
03-19-2003, 07:40 PM
Ya, dented my chassis before also. One wheel would not spin because it rubbed against the chassis. Tried to fix it, then 3 wheels stopped spinning. Now i can't fix it anymore. Just send it back, keep it simple
03-19-2003, 08:43 PM
One option is Hockeygiant.com The have Gear skates for like 30 bucks a pair, they also have gear chassis with wheels for 99.
03-19-2003, 09:12 PM
I had this happen to my skates also a couple of years ago.I contacted mission and they gave me permission to take my skates to an authorized dealer in my area.They replaced the frame free of charge.I had my skates back in less then a week later.
03-20-2003, 08:30 AM
The guy that runs the pro shop at the Zrink where I got them said he would get me the area reps number today. Or would it just be easier going through you?
03-20-2003, 10:23 AM
I would say about 95% of the problem sticks are gone/out of stores. We had about 1000 sticks that had issues. Most of these have come back and been replaced.
The new sticks that are in the store have been tested and holding up very well.
Every manufacturer had issues, and we were no exception. It's amazing the detail that has to be in place to make a composite stick hold up and still be lightweight and perform well.
03-20-2003, 03:26 PM
It wasn't bad at all, and yeah I know it weakens it, but considering I am getting new skates in about 2 weeks for my birthday I decided to go for the quick fix.
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