Originally Posted by sibhusky
Yeah, I was wondering about those numbers. I paid $35 for a mount and do my own ski tuning..
Originally Posted by Rossi Smash
But when you tune and mount your own gear......
So how do you guys put say a "medium texture" on your new ski bases? I highly doubt many could do this at home.....
I understand Rossi builds race cars in his garage so might have more tools then the average cat, but I doubt most people have such a set up at home...or could justify the costs associated to save a few ski tunes. Sure once the initial tune is done, it can be maintained at home without much difficulty....but I find, it still needs to go back to the shop every now and again to bring the skis back to "true".
Further, I find the idea of home mounts ridiculous - shop screws it up, you get a new pair, for free (and for clarity a shop has never screwed up mine, or anyone I know), mess it up at home? You're screwed. To save $35 or $45 I don't get it...especially when so many "home techs" miss basic stuff like sealing the holes all the time, not saying that is you guys...but since the fad of "home mounts" started a few years ago, I have seen more rotted cores (you can tell as the top sheets "bubble" just ahead or behind the binding - you can also tell by checking the screws are tight...if the core is rought, they wont be, and it will be impossible to get them tight "ie its like they are stripped") at the ski swaps then ever before.