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Need expert mounting in SF Bay Area

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Any recs?  First new skis in a long, long time.  112 Wailers with FKS and MFD plate.  Been on Fritschies so long I might not know the difference between perfect and botched.  I don't want to trust my $1300 of new gear (NOT counting my new FT boots in the math!) to anyone but the very best.

 

Prefer SF proper but will travel.  I'd hate to waste a day in Tahoe getting it done up there but if it's the only choice...

post #2 of 13

I've had good experiences with California Ski Company in Berkeley.

post #3 of 13

There are many great shops in the bay area, and in Tahoe where you use and repair your stuff.

Avoid, however, Any Mountain, Sports Authority, REI, and other multi purpose places.

try to peek into the shop and see how into it they are.

post #4 of 13

Avoid REI at all cost.  +1 for Cali Ski Co in Berk.

post #5 of 13

I'll 2nd or 3rd the recommendation for California Ski in Berkeley. I've purchased several pairs of skis and boots for myself and my family there. The tuning and mounting shop is first rate. They only sell skis, boots, ski accessories and service to support those products.

post #6 of 13

California SKi in berkely is the way to go. i have had a few mounts and tunes done their and they are 100%

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California SKi in berkely is the way to go. i have had a few mounts and tunes done their and they are 100%



CA Ski  is Berkeley also gets my nod.  They mounted some odd set-ups for me in the past and have always done it right.  It will be less expensive to get it done in Lake Tahoe, though.

 

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Is this thread title from, like, a Craig's List posting???

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Is this thread title from, like, a Craig's List posting???



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Is this thread title from, like, a Craig's List posting???



Shhhh!  My secret other life!  That post about the Tahoe gathering with two bears certainly got my attention!

 

hahahaha

 

ANyway thanks for the recs.  Berkeley it is!  

 

I'd never have done a multistore, though thanks for the warnings anyway.  That said, the guy at the Mission SF Sports Basement store (at least the one last year) seemed like a pretty good guy, knew a lot of stuff, and remounted my old powder sticks pretty nicely!

 

 

post #11 of 13

If you're having it mounted with the MFD plate, DO NOT hesitate to grill the person who will be mounting them.  Have you done one of these before, etc.?  I'm sure there are quite a few shop techs who have yet to do one since they're new.  May be safer to get it done in Tahoe.

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I will most definitely call them first, and ask those questions.  I get one shot at this and it's new, weird gear and it's all VERY expensive!

 

Tahoe is definitely my next approach, if I lack answers I want.

post #13 of 13

You should consider not mounting them at all for a while, lest you be tempted.....that is really nice stuff. (unless you're traveling of course)  I have a new pair that has not left the house this year, damn.

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