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Best place for ski tuning in NYC?

post #1 of 24
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I just bought a brand new pair of Volkl Mantras. I wanted to get the bases prepped for skiing this weekend in VT. I live in Brooklyn and usually go to my favorite shop on Long Island. I wont be able to make it out there, so I wanted to see if anyone had any

recommendations for a place in NYC.

post #2 of 24

There is only one ski shop in Brooklyn - Panda Sports. There is one more in Queens - Emilio's Ski Shop. I've never done anything at Emilio's, and used Panda just once. Can't comment on how good their tuning is though - I had them simply wax my skis...

post #3 of 24
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Yeah I know Emilios....used them once. They did a horrible job tuning my skis, they were basically not skiable.

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You can try EMS in soho. They mounted bindings for me once and did a good job. They have machine waxing but maybe they do hand jobs too if you ask. (sry - couldn't resist). The whole ski section is set up to cater to the AT crowd - Which is weird given that it's in soho. I would advise against going to Paragon unless you want to be treated like a criminal and deal with total utter d-bags. You also have the new REI in the Puck building a few blocks from EMS - allegedly they have a ski shop. There is a new EMS on the UWS - no idea if they have a ski shop or not. Alternatively just ski them for a day in VT and drop them off to a local shop up there to be waxed in the evening. Where in VT are you going? 

 

I just got new Volkl RTM 84's and need to get them waxed so let me know how you get on.

 

 

 

post #5 of 24

Emilio's sucks.......

They almost ruined my skis once..

post #6 of 24
I had REI in Soho do a stone grind, edge and wax on a pair of S3s and a pair of S7s. I usually do my own maintenance, but needed the stone grind so thought I'd give REI a go.

They did a pretty nice job for an excellent price (by NYC standards). I talked with the guys working in the shop for a while. They seemed to be pretty knowledgeable, and the equipment they were using was brand new and high end stuff. I'll definitely go back next time I need major work done.
post #7 of 24

Indeed, where in VT are you going? With all the snow going that way, I'm planning to hit Stowe or some other VT resort for a day this weekend as well...

 

If you plan to ski at Stowe, fellow forum member works at Skier Shop - I demoed and bought skis from him and was extremely satisfied with the service. Killington - Peak Perfomance did an excellent job on my skis last year.

post #8 of 24
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I just bought a brand new pair of Volkl Mantras. I wanted to get the bases prepped for skiing this weekend in VT. I live in Brooklyn and usually go to my favorite shop on Long Island. I wont be able to make it out there, so I wanted to see if anyone had any

recommendations for a place in NYC.



 

They're brand new? You don't need to prep them. Wax them if you want, but just go ski them.

post #9 of 24

I just went to REI soho tonight to get the bindings on my Volkls installed and tested since they came with no instructions. They are rail mounted so there isn't much to the installation process, but some shops charge for just sliding it on. They did the install, calibration, release check and ran the bases through the machine buffer for $20 (member price). Pretty incredible for NYC. Machine wax is $10, hot/hand wax $20, tuneups with hot wax $30-$55 - all member prices, but no reason not to be a member. People in the store are nice but a bit clueless. The ski shop techs seem to know what they are doing.

post #10 of 24

You can go to Surefoot (ski boots store) on 82nd and 3rd to get a race quality hand-tune for a great price. One of the guys that works there is a former ski racer and tunes skis on the side. Best option in NYC to get your skis serviced. Quick turn around as well, less than 24 hrs.

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New York City!   They don't make Pace Picante Sauce there!

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New York City!   They don't make Pace Picante Sauce there!

 

Get a rope!

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New York City!   They don't make Pace Picante Sauce there!

 

They may not make it here but I can buy it at the local Walmart. It's all good. :D

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New York City!   They don't make Pace Picante Sauce there!

 

They may not make it here but I can buy it at the local Walmart. It's all good. :D


Yes it is all good.  Little humor is always good!   Damn Wal-Mart.  All Chinese stuff.  I do my best to purchase thing not made in China, but some things we all use are only made there be it Wal-Mart or any other place.  We need a new store chain.  Maybe one exist now?  It would be called "Made In USA or by fair trade countries ONLY"!   Be good King!

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Yes it is all good.  Little humor is always good!   Damn Wal-Mart.  All Chinese stuff.  I do my best to purchase thing not made in China, but some things we all use are only made there be it Wal-Mart or any other place.  We need a new store chain.  Maybe one exist now?  It would be called "Made In USA or by fair trade countries ONLY"!   Be good King!

 

Funny, I really agree with you with the "Make in China" thing and as you probably know - I'm Chinese. You should see me bad mouthing the bad Asian drivers in Flushing. Equal opportunity thing, I guess.   

 

BTW, there are no Wal-marts in NYC. We have to make a trip to the burgs for the privilege.

Us New Yorker have the moral obligation to stay abreast of the latest trend in middle America.

We may have to ski there sometime. :D    

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Yes it is all good.  Little humor is always good!   Damn Wal-Mart.  All Chinese stuff.  I do my best to purchase thing not made in China, but some things we all use are only made there be it Wal-Mart or any other place.  We need a new store chain.  Maybe one exist now?  It would be called "Made In USA or by fair trade countries ONLY"!   Be good King!

 

Funny, I really agree with you with the "Make in China" thing and as you probably know - I'm Chinese. You should see me bad mouthing the bad Asian drivers in Flushing. Equal opportunity thing, I guess.   

 

BTW, there are no Wal-marts in NYC. We have to make a trip to the burgs for the privilege.

Us New Yorker have the moral obligation to stay abreast of the latest trend in middle America.

We may have to ski there sometime. :D    


No, I had no idea you were Chinese.  It's not the people, it their rulers!  When we buy Chinese we are only perpetuating their struggles and supporting the slave type labor.  The leaders manipulation of currency is not good for the Chinese people.  It's great for their Rulers aspirations though.  And great for the corporations who have moved their production there for the sake of profits.  So some stock holders profit, but it would be hard for me to sleep at night if I did it too!  Bla bla bla.  Really.

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No, I had no idea you were Chinese.  It's not the people, it their rulers!  When we buy Chinese we are only perpetuating their struggles and supporting the slave type labor.  The leaders manipulation of currency is not good for the Chinese people.  It's great for their Rulers aspirations though.  And great for the corporations who have moved their production there for the sake of profits.  So some stock holders profit, but it would be hard for me to sleep at night if I did it too!  Bla bla bla.  Really.

 

I agree with you 100%. However, considered where they were 75 years ago. They have made some progress. Hope they keep moving in the right direction. What's happening in Hong Kong is not encouraging. 

 

Opps, We better get back to talking about tuning or they are going to move this thread to the PHT Forum.:D 

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No, I had no idea you were Chinese.  It's not the people, it their rulers!  When we buy Chinese we are only perpetuating their struggles and supporting the slave type labor.  The leaders manipulation of currency is not good for the Chinese people.  It's great for their Rulers aspirations though.  And great for the corporations who have moved their production there for the sake of profits.  So some stock holders profit, but it would be hard for me to sleep at night if I did it too!  Bla bla bla.  Really.


It is not that simple.  When I was there a few years ago, lots of senior business people were discussing the recognized need to close their wealth gap and generate a very large middle class. And as KG just noted, this is more suited to PHT...

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You can go to Surefoot (ski boots store) on 82nd and 3rd to get a race quality hand-tune for a great price. One of the guys that works there is a former ski racer and tunes skis on the side. Best option in NYC to get your skis serviced. Quick turn around as well, less than 24 hrs.

Yeah, let's leave the politics out of this and make fun of the guy who bumped a nearly 3 year old zombie thread. First ever post on Epic... I'm going to go waaaayyy out on a limb and guess Lacarpitron might be a former ski racer who works at Surefoot*.

 

 

*I could be wrong, if so I have two or three other guesses.

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I think you might be right.
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I think you might be right.


You know he is right, but stuff happens.  It started with a joke, some humor............then.....needing to clarify no racial prejudice.  Bla bla bla.

post #22 of 24

^^^ I'm going to go out on a slightly sturdier limb and guess that sibhusky is agreeing with me that the person who bumped a three year old thread (lacarpitron) might be using Epicski to try to drum-up some tuning business by suggesting that "you can get a race quality hand-tune for a great price" with their first ever post. Not that you should leave politics out of posts on Epicski... (but maybe we all should).

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Whiteroom and I have the Vulcan Mind Meld thing.
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Whiteroom and I have the Vulcan Mind Meld thing.

 

Now I know why my brain looks like the inside of a grilled cheese sandwich. One too many mind meld. :D

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