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Ski alignment in CO and then moving states?

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Hey all,

I have posted before about how I've considered getting a ski alignment.  I am in Colorado for this year, and will likely venture back in Oregon this summer.  I have some pretty complex alignment issues, and the boot fitter I have seen recommended I get a new pair of boots, likely new footbeds as well.  I am now leaning towards going that route.

 

So now here's the question.  I will likely only be able to ski 5 or 6 more days this year, and maybe see the boot fitter twice.   Do you think we will be able to dial in my alignment/new boots prior to this season being over?    I ask because it'd be frustrating to be far away from this boot fitter if I need further work done next year.   At the same time, I don't know If there are many folks with lots of talent in regards to complex alignment issues back in Oregon...

 

Thanks for your input!


Edited by folkfan - 3/11/15 at 12:03pm
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You don't say where in CO you are but I think you do have time to get dialed in. Dave Hoffman's group at Vail/BC will fit you and do an on-snow analysis. I think Jeff Bergeron will do the same at Breck. I'm sure there are others as well.
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Where in Oregon?

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You don't say where in CO you are but I think you do have time to get dialed in. Dave Hoffman's group at Vail/BC will fit you and do an on-snow analysis. I think Jeff Bergeron will do the same at Breck. I'm sure there are others as well.

 

I'm in Fort Collins but can travel to the mountains for alignment.  I was planning seeing Jeff.   I'm not sure if he does on snow analysis--is that a problem?

 

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Where in Oregon?

Portland.  Know of any good alignment guys there?  I saw a guy named Jay who worked with Harb Ski Systems in Portland a few years back--he made footbeds for me back then.  Then I couldn't get in touch with him last ski season.

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I'm in Fort Collins but can travel to the mountains for alignment.  I was planning seeing Jeff.   I'm not sure if he does on snow analysis--is that a problem?

Talk to Jeff he will tell you what you need. I'm not saying an on-snow analysis is a must and I had my boots and alignment done without it, but it took a lot of back and forth. I've always heard that fitters who will ski with you and do on-snow stuff have a leg-up on the process especially for severe issues.

I know one of Dave Hoffman's guys at Vail if your interested. He did a lot of stuff for me when he was in VA and is great.
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The only place I know of is in Bend.

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Mark Elling in Bend.
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Thanks for the referral.  Do you think it makes sense to try to get new boots and get them aligned here before moving back to Oregon?   I'm thinking I may as well pull the trigger, as going down to Bend is an expedition when back in Portland.   It would be nice to have boots all good to go.

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Jeff Bergeron likes to use video.Have soeone film you. Try not to be an ant in the frame.
It's Gregg Hoffman. SBS.
Mark Elling is another good one.

Sure, start it now. I will warn you that most bootfitters don't get along so to speak. Might as well get started though.

Also, always good to burn some sage and say some chants before seeing a boot fitter.
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