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post #31 of 37
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Let me see first how the basic tools hold up before making any more investment. It probably make sense for you to have these tools as you take care of skis for your whole family. I need to be careful not to go overboard from this point on and acquire any additional tools on a need basis.

I need some project skis to practice edge work before I do it on my race skis...that's my to-do for the next season.
post #32 of 37
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Let me see first how the basic tools hold up before making any more investment. It probably make sense for you to have these tools as you take care of skis for your whole family. I need to be careful not to go overboard from this point on and acquire any additional tools on a need basis.

I need some project skis to practice edge work before I do it on my race skis...that's my to-do for the next season.

I WAS JOKING!!!mad.gif

 

I mean, don't get me wrong, I have all that stuff, I wasn't suggesting you NEED it all!

 

Hitting the hill tomorrow!

 

Crystal got 8" of new last night about 4 " today and supposed to get 4" more tonight and a couple tomorrow!

post #33 of 37
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Nice. My go-to local ski resort closed today until the next season...
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Nice. My go-to local ski resort closed today until the next season...

Love Mammoth!

 

My older boy raced there a couple of times!

 

One race I think it was J1/J2 Junior Olympics, we were there a for a week. Hard to believe that was ten years ago!

 

It was spectacular skiing!

post #35 of 37
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The rest of tuning seems complicated and intimidating. Is there a good instruction video/DVD? Thanks

 

Yes.  Youtube.

 

racewax.com has some good youtube videos linked on their website.

 

I would recommend downloading the Will Wiltz videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0F0ZDkxALLg

post #36 of 37

I agree.  Those are good videos that explain the basics step-by-step, easy to follow and understand.

post #37 of 37
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Ok-- call me crazy but I ordered a $350 Toko workbench today. I must be going out of my f-ing mind. I dropped around 1G on ski tune-up tools this weekend. My wife says ok, but I feel bad...did you all spend this much money when you started having your own tools? I got start packing my lunch for work or something... Or maybe wax others' skis for money. Geez

On the other hand, I did my homework and bought the quality tools that will last a long time (knock on wood). I guess that's the nature and what it takes to take it seriously. I did what i had to. No point on dwelling on the past.

Anyhow. Thanks for all your help. I'll report back to you all in a few weeks after I get all my tools in they mail and finish my first wax job...

Thank you.

 

1.  I have spent that easily over time.  Just not all at once.  I set aside a small budget each year for consumables and new tools.

 

2.  Reminds me of when I tell my wife I need new skis.  She responds by saying "Define need?"

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