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post #1 of 25
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Scott spent 15 minutes on the phone with me helping me build a wax station great customer service
post #2 of 25
Great prices too. They have been around for a while.
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I'm a long-time, but not exclusive, customer of Tognar.  It's just sort of a shame that they don't seem to support EpicSki.

post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by Xela View Post
 

I'm a long-time, but not exclusive, customer of Tognar.  It's just sort of a shame that they don't seem to support EpicSki.

How is that?

post #5 of 25

It would be great to see Tognar participate in EpicSki in a way similar to what Alpinord/SlideWright and Doctor D/RaceWax.com do.  By that I mean: contributing knowledge, being a sponsor and even offering discounts to supporters/passholders.

post #6 of 25
But are they still? They USED TO, but if they have been lately, I've missed it.
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Last time I checked a vendor wasn't required to be an insider just to receive some props from a happy customer.  Terry at SlideWright's great, as are the others that are more vested in the community.  But, there is plenty of room for more.  Welcomed, but not required IMHO..

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Last time I checked a vendor wasn't required to be an insider just to receive some props from a happy customer.  Terry at SlideWright's great, as are the others that are more vested in the community.  But, there is plenty of room for more.  Welcomed, but not required IMHO..

I agree, but really, if you think about it, other than StartHaus, who is still participating? Whether we are talking posting, sponsoring, providing discounts, offering knowledge, other than Ask the Boot Guys, most have lost interest. I feel that this is due to the Mountain News buy out. When they were sponsoring, they felt more investment in the community. Now that they have stopped sponsoring, they have left in other ways as well. I guess this could also be seen to be somehow related to the Staff/StartHaus connection, but if the departing sponsors don't say why, we can only guess.
post #9 of 25
Because of the epicski connection I get a discount and great advice and service from Terry at Slidewright.com. Tognar's great, but if Slidewright's got it, I get it from him.
post #10 of 25
I am kind of amazed at the money I have dropped over the years at Tognar
Usually they have a fall and spring sale and I load up on stuff

But ...

Like @Xela I am not exclusive
post #11 of 25
Slidewright is my first place to shop too, though I have bought elsewhere when there is a deal.
Terry usually ships within hours.
post #12 of 25

Like many here my first choice for tuning tools is Terry @ Slidewright.com. I also shop Marc at Racewax.com and Artech.com. Each have slightly different tool/wax selections.

post #13 of 25
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I agree, but really, if you think about it, other than StartHaus, who is still participating? Whether we are talking posting, sponsoring, providing discounts, offering knowledge, other than Ask the Boot Guys, most have lost interest. I feel that this is due to the Mountain News buy out. When they were sponsoring, they felt more investment in the community. Now that they have stopped sponsoring, they have left in other ways as well. I guess this could also be seen to be somehow related to the Staff/StartHaus connection, but if the departing sponsors don't say why, we can only guess.


Terry, Aplinord, still has a sponsor badge..

post #14 of 25

I agree with Sibhusky.  I like Alpinord and DoctorD a lot  (Slidewright and Racewax) and have bought from both of them.  I also buy from Tognar at times.

 

However, that said, neither of them have been active for a while, so criticizing Tognar for not being a part of the community is inappropriate imo.  

 

SkiMD,  Mike Disantis, is the reason I first came to Epic 10 years ago, googling tuning info.  He was very active and extremely helpful.  He stopped participating here a long time ago.  Didn't stop me from still having him do grinds for me.  Epic is a very different place than it used to be.  Still tons of great people and great info, but the idea of being a "supporter" dropped from my mind when the advertising started.  It's not a non-profit, it's a business.  

post #15 of 25

I usually start with Tognar, unless I'm looking for binding mounting screws - wish they carried 'em!

post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

I agree, but really, if you think about it, other than StartHaus, who is still participating? Whether we are talking posting, sponsoring, providing discounts, offering knowledge, other than Ask the Boot Guys, most have lost interest. I feel that this is due to the Mountain News buy out. When they were sponsoring, they felt more investment in the community. Now that they have stopped sponsoring, they have left in other ways as well. I guess this could also be seen to be somehow related to the Staff/StartHaus connection, but if the departing sponsors don't say why, we can only guess.


Terry, Aplinord, still has a sponsor badge..

The heck with a badge, if you haven't posted in two years, you're not participating
post #17 of 25
I shop the same 3 and have had great service and results but I am becoming more and more loyal to Marc @ RaceWax.com as he has been fantastic in service, guidance and price.
post #18 of 25
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The heck with a badge, if you haven't posted in two years, you're not participating


I guess I shouldn't have asked for one more hat?? :rotflmao:

post #19 of 25
At the risk of starting a kerfuffle, some comments in this forum by some of the folks mentioned, one pretty hostile interaction between a few of them in a thread, as well as direct statements I received from one of them, have given me a strong impression that there's been friction that's made at least some of them back off of the site. The whole thing made it look like at least some of these guys aren't just in competition, but actively dislike each other.

Then there's this strange fierce loyalty thing that goes on; a few times I've felt and seen others seem to be pressured by certain members to buy from a particular supplier, even though that supplier might be the most expensive option available even with a member discount, or may not even carry the model or make or even the kind of thing the buyer is looking for.
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Hmmm. I've bought from close to everyone here that has had something I'm looking for, and a few of the members too. The only thing I've ever felt was guilt because I wasn't buying from someone and not pressure, and that is probably more from being brought up Catholic than anything else. Definitely not pressure from another member.

Though there have been some words exchanged, all Insiders/shop owners have treated me well and have delivered the best customer service. I've decided that no matter how they might feel about and treat each other, has no impact on me dealing with them. This is a business and anytime someone is getting my hard earned money, it is business. I go for the best deal available but I do tend to try and distribute it around too.

We have to remember that most of us are here as a hobby. They are here as a business and trying to make a living. If someone at work screwed with my ability to make a living and take care of my family, I would make their misery my new career.

Most everyone selling things mentioned here and others, I have talked to on the phone on one matter or another. They have all been incredibly helpful and understanding and I've considered myself fortunate. Not one of them would I not want to sit down with and have drinks or dinner. They all hit me as neat people that are pursuing their passion in this industry as a small business owner. Not an easy gig.

JMO,

Ken
post #21 of 25
Tognar took care of me big time, before Epic even existed.
post #22 of 25
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Tognar took care of me big time, before Epic even existed.

 

Yup, back in the early days they were one of the only games in town, and with a really helpful catalogue with tuning advice - tons of different brands.  I've always loved them.

 

I look for price on most things I buy, so now that I have options I buy a lot of tools from Marc at Racewax, who's been really great over the years.  Sometimes I buy things prodeal, sometimes from Amazon.

post #23 of 25

I bought stuff from Tognar for years,  they always had great stuff.  I'm pretty much out of skiing now ( sort of  ha, ha)  and stopped getting Tognar's catalogue through the mail, but I loved reading the info their catalogue had  such as ski dimensions, wax types, etc.

 

Once I had a question on how to tune shaped skis, when shaped were first coming into the picture, and they called me back and even left a message on my phone on guidelines for tuning!!  I was so impressed, to take the time for a little account such as mine.

 

Thanx Tognar

post #24 of 25
I've bought from every store downtown, and pretty much every race site and catalog company and sponsor here. There's only one place I wouldn't deal with again and they've never made an appearance here. But I do check Race Wax first because their prices are usually better. On the other hand, they don't carry everything I need.
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post

Because of the epicski connection I get a discount and great advice and service from Terry at Slidewright.com. Tognar's great, but if Slidewright's got it, I get it from him.

Ditto Me.   I don't buy a lot of stuff as already have from my race days but do get wax and bought a new iron last year (dropped the old one on the cement-ugh)  Terry has always been great.

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