I'm not so sure I agree with this. What are you basing this statement on? I'd be willing to bet that if someone was willing to pay the price (I'd expect it to be high) that a new slide could be purchased from HK directly. I'd also throw some side cash at the fact that it probably wouldn't have a serial number. It might depend on who you talk to in CS but get the right guy and you're golden.Breaking it would be a warranty issue. They would not replace it if you abused it purposely.