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post #31 of 51

i once had to explain the difference between base and side edge bevels to a sport chalet "ski tech"... after that i went ahead and both my own kit lol

post #32 of 51

Did that cocky, annoying ski tech look anything like this?
 

 

post #33 of 51
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Not the one I dealt with.

post #34 of 51
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Originally Posted by Blake Saunders View Post

dakine:

 

 

 

Yeah.  Boy did I get a bad tune last year from Christy´s Sports.  I had an awesome tuner tuning my skis for free or close to free for years.  He moved last year so I took my skis to Christy´s... afterwards they felt like a different (and much worse) pair of skis.  I then started driving 1.5 hours to a better place for tunes to get them fixed.  I guess I need to learn to tune my own skis this year. 

 

 

I'm glad to hear a guy who bumps at your level doesn't tune his own skis.  I do all my own MTB work so I figured I'd earned some lazy on my skis (plus I don't currently have room for a ski tuning station) but I always felt sorta bad about it.

post #35 of 51
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Well, I am pretty sure I'm at least as old as his father.  He has dreadlocks if that's any help in determining his age.

Quite frankly you never implied his age, just that he had a bit of an attitude.  Attitude comes in all shapes, sizes and ages.  IMHO you didn't harsh on his age at all. 

 

 

FWIW, I've written up several tickets for mount point, and usually ask the customer if he/she has a preference about  mount position.  If there is a specified mount position, I'd have him/her/you initial the directions on mount and let it be what it is. 

 

Try to remember this, he is not used to dealing with customers who have the kind of information that Bears get from people like Jim, Dog, Phil and such.  

You are NOT the average Bear. wink.gif

post #36 of 51
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Quite frankly you never implied his age, just that he had a bit of an attitude.  Attitude comes in all shapes, sizes and ages.  IMHO you didn't harsh on his age at all. 

 

 

FWIW, I've written up several tickets for mount point, and usually ask the customer if he/she has a preference about  mount position.  If there is a specified mount position, I'd have him/her/you initial the directions on mount and let it be what it is. 

 

Try to remember this, he is not used to dealing with customers who have the kind of information that Bears get from people like Jim, Dog, Phil and such.  

You are NOT the average Bear. wink.gif

 

TC,

I was the on that brought age in to this (right or wrong th_dunno-1[1].gif, but accurate) and pointed out by Spooky.  I'm not sure if it is because older people with this attitude learn to hold their tongue or because they eventually lose their job, but there seems to be more young ones than older ones that act like this.  Especially young men.

 

 

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I'm guessing the tech you're talking about is on the young side.  For some reason people can't see past their world and whatever is right for them, must be right for everyone, and if it isn't, it's because everyone else is effed up.

 

Maybe you should ask the tech if you get them mounted where he wants them, is he willing to replace the skis and bindings at no cost to you if it isn't "perfect".

 

 

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Not sure why you have to blast young people; mtcyclist is frustrated for taking the same exact stance as the tech. He thinks what he wants is right and the tech doesn't know what he's talking about. It wouldn't annoy mtcyclist if this wasn't true. If he does good work, I'd listen to about anything. 

post #37 of 51

Honestly, I don't think anyone took a jab at young people, but sometimes there is an assumption that inexperience and youth go hand in hand, which is not always the case. 

 

Attitude can be something that mellows (which is often the case as you pointed out)  with age or gets sharper with age..........an interesting world we live in, eh? 

post #38 of 51
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Honestly, I don't think anyone took a jab at young people, but sometimes there is an assumption that inexperience and youth go hand in hand, which is not always the case. 

 

Attitude can be something that mellows (which is often the case as you pointed out)  with age or gets sharper with age..........an interesting world we live in, eh? 

 

An then some!  I love trying to decipher why people do the things they do and what led them to their decision or action.  Even more interesting is trying to predict what they will do.  Part of my career is trying to foresee the outcome and know what is going to happen down the road.  Oddly enough I got into this type of thinking trying to understand dogs better so I could help people understand their dogs better so they could correct things (like their lack of understanding of dogs!).

post #39 of 51

Abox:

 

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I'm glad to hear a guy who bumps at your level doesn't tune his own skis.

 

My brother almost literally never gets his skis tuned at all.  He will get them tuned from any shop once a year tops.  He says he doesn't like sharp edges.  Sometimes he has gone to shops and gotten waxed but not sharpened.  He is like this with both alpine and telemark skis.  You can't convince him to do otherwise if you try... I have tried to convince him many times without succeeding.  I don't know what he's thinking, but that's what he does. 

post #40 of 51
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Abox:

 

 

My brother almost literally never gets his skis tuned at all.  He will get them tuned from any shop once a year tops.  He says he doesn't like sharp edges.  Sometimes he has gone to shops and gotten waxed but not sharpened.  He is like this with both alpine and telemark skis.  You can't convince him to do otherwise if you try... I have tried to convince him many times without succeeding.  I don't know what he's thinking, but that's what he does. 

 

While skiing, does he have fun?

post #41 of 51
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Abox:

My brother almost literally never gets his skis tuned at all.  He will get them tuned from any shop once a year tops.  He says he doesn't like sharp edges.  Sometimes he has gone to shops and gotten waxed but not sharpened.  He is like this with both alpine and telemark skis.  You can't convince him to do otherwise if you try... I have tried to convince him many times without succeeding.  I don't know what he's thinking, but that's what he does. 
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While skiing, does he have fun?

And...does he wear a helmet?
post #42 of 51

Yes, and yes : )

post #43 of 51
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

You are NOT the average Bear. wink.gif

 

Great, now I just have to determine if I'm above or below.beercheer.gif

post #44 of 51
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You are NOT the average Bear. wink.gif

But is he smarter than the average bear?

 

post #45 of 51

since I employ this tech, I apologize.  He does come across pretty cocky, doesnt know half as much as he thinks.  I find it ironic he suggested marker.  Ive been doing the opposite lately plus he owns tyrolias.  in his defense had you talked to me ,i would have made sure you really wanted to mount the binding back ,knowing your railflex has the ability to move back to that position. but as soon as you said you wanted it that way I would have said ok.  Just talk to me or terry when you come in avoid the cocky 40 year old and talk to the humble 42 year old.

post #46 of 51

Aha. He's 40--a mere child.

post #47 of 51
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since I employ this tech, I apologize.  He does come across pretty cocky, doesnt know half as much as he thinks.  I find it ironic he suggested marker.  Ive been doing the opposite lately plus he owns tyrolias.  in his defense had you talked to me ,i would have made sure you really wanted to mount the binding back ,knowing your railflex has the ability to move back to that position. but as soon as you said you wanted it that way I would have said ok.  Just talk to me or terry when you come in avoid the cocky 40 year old and talk to the humble 42 year old.

 

Ha, I wondered if you would see this thread.  He mounted them as I wanted them mounted so no harm no foul.  And yes, I really did want them mounted just that way. 

post #48 of 51

I know he did , but I dont like to hear anyone having a problem with an attitude.  The reason I brought him on was so I could actually get out of the shop and ski!
 

post #49 of 51
Thread Starter 

Well then, let's all hope for an EPIC year for snow so we can all go out and ski.  beercheer.gif

post #50 of 51
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I know he did , but I dont like to hear anyone having a problem with an attitude.  The reason I brought him on was so I could actually get out of the shop and ski!
 

This means you'll come ski with us when we have the EpicSki Gathering this year? 

post #51 of 51

i will be there. want talk to you and see how i can help

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