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post #61 of 66
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Hey All.

 

I just lost a really long and detailed report I just wrote because I tried to upload a picture by dragging and dropping in this window! Ughhh...The picture replaced the thread in my browser and when I pressed the "back" button, my whole "REPLY" was gone....:mad...Is there any "auto save" function on this site? 

 

Again, thanks to  @KingGrump

and Mamie for their warm welcome and generosity.They are obviously very passionate skiers who go out of their way to welcome newcomers to the sport and the "community."

 

We started off the evening around the kitchen table - chatting about ski stuff and having some wine and chips and salsa. They are super chill people and put me at ease right away. @KingGrump definitely made a great case for a Taos Ski Week this season. It would be great if I did overlap with any other forum members. My dates are not set yet, but I am considering January or March. Aside from the skiing, I'd love to explore Taos and Santa Fe. I've recently developed a huge soft spot for the magical state of New Mexico after several business trips to ABQ. I always feel like Im in the Awesome 90s when I'm there - its totally unpretentious and the people are very genuine. Based on Grump's stories, I have a strong feeling that this unpretentious magical vibe will be strong at Taos.

 

Anyway, we moved on to the basement which was eye opening:drool. It looks like a combo hardware and ski shop! There seemed to be two main rooms connected by a wide hallway. One room was full of ski tools and supplies and the work bench. In the "hall" there is a massive rack of skis!

The back room was filled with lots of construction tools...It was super organized, hence me feeling like I was in a store.  As one who is into gear, this was very cool!

 

The pictures I took are sort of random and were more to remind me what @KingGrump recommended I buy for a bare bones tuning kit. I have already bought all the tools pictured!

 

 

I did not get this model of side bevel. Instead I got KUU Side Bevel File Angle Guide with Clamp-Size: 89 (1 Degree). This model also has a stainless steel plate on the "base" side. I am now a little unsure if I got the right Degree. Any thoughts on this?

 

The bevel I bought comes with a similar clamp.

 

I also purchased a Gummi Stone. 

 

Here's a picture of the p-tex'd areas:

AppleMark

 

In the end, my skis looked way better than they ever did. Those bases looked and felt so shiny and silky!

 

After p-tex scraped off. You can barely see where the ding was:

 

You can kind of see the shine in my freshly tuned and waxed skis:

AppleMark

 

All in all it was a great evening. As someone who enjoys manual labor and equipment, it was extremely fun to go through this process. I will definitely continue to sharpen my own edges. Melting the wax on the iron and scraping it was super satisfying as well. However, I KNOW, trying to do that will be a HUGE MESS in my apartment. I can already imagine finding wax shavings in random corners and having wax stuck to my floors. One day....

 

OTHER RANDOM NOTES:

@KingGrump is a really good cook! I could tell by how he was moving in the kitchen. Very fast with the knife!....We had pasta with shrimp. They gave me the majority of the shrimp which were large and super meaty. The pasta was cooked perfectly and really absorbed the sauce well. It had a nice richness to it balanced with a refreshing burst of lemon. 

 

We talked a little about my boot issues. I'm really new to skiing and reading some of these forums too much makes me over think and get paranoid about certain things. I am hoping my boot issues (looseness) is just because of my bad technique.....Grump recommended a booster strap, which I have also purchased....

 

The ski gear did not end in the basement. We later went to the garage which was also full of gear!!!!  This was the "soft goods" section. The garage is divided by @KingGrump's stuff on one side and Mamie's stuff on the other. I just got a glimpse, but there were lots of everything. :drool

 

 

This sums it up. I'm excited to get back on the skis. Will be starting around Dec.21/22 at Squaw/Alpine in Tahoe. I just hope I remember how to ski!

post #62 of 66

I agree with Xela. As long as you are reasonably handy not only are you set for future repairs you are more connected to your skis and you sport. Take a look at Tognar tool works for affordable tools

post #63 of 66
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Originally Posted by kasuncion View Post
 

I did not get this model of side bevel. Instead I got KUU Side Bevel File Angle Guide with Clamp-Size: 89 (1 Degree). This model also has a stainless steel plate on the "base" side. I am now a little unsure if I got the right Degree. Any thoughts on this?

 

They gave me the majority of the shrimp which were large and super meaty. 

 

Hey, I've seen that hand somewhere before. :rolleyes

 

Good to hear you had a good time. Thought after that event you may have quit skiing and moved to the dark side - Staten Island. :D

 

Your skis have a 3 degree side bevel. You will need a 3 degree side angle guide (87/93). The KUU unit will not work properly.   

 

We did not give you the majority of the shrimp. We liked you a lot, but definitely not enough to give you the food from our mouths. :cool There were 8 shrimps per person. 

 

BTW, I'll be in Taos for the first 3 weeks of Jan, 2/27 - 3/5 & 3/26 - 4/3. 

I believe @mdf  and @bumpfreaq are also scheduled to be there on the week of 2/27.    

MDF will be starting a thread on the mini-gathering at TSV RSN.

post #64 of 66

Go BEAST or go home!

Side of BEAST
Side of BEAST Angle Plate

Base BEAST

post #65 of 66
Thread Starter 

Hey All.

 

I just lost a really long and detailed report

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no you didn't really lose it. it got posted twice. I've edited out the duplicated part of this post for the sake of brevity....

FYI - at least in the chrome browser, the editor remembers stuff you have not posted if you leave and come back to the page. At lot of browsers support the backspace key as a command to go back a page. It's easy to get the focus of the page out of the edit window, type a backspace character and "lose" the text you were typing because the browser thinks you wanted to go back a page. Just come back forward again and voila your unposted post is back into the edit window.

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Originally Posted by KingGrump View Post
 

 

Hey, I've seen that hand somewhere before. :rolleyes

 

Good to hear you had a good time. Thought after that event you may have quit skiing and moved to the dark side - Staten Island. :D

 

Your skis have a 3 degree side bevel. You will need a 3 degree side angle guide (87/93). The KUU unit will not work properly.   

 

We did not give you the majority of the shrimp. We liked you a lot, but definitely not enough to give you the food from our mouths. :cool There were 8 shrimps per person. 

 

BTW, I'll be in Taos for the first 3 weeks of Jan, 2/27 - 3/5 & 3/26 - 4/3. 

I believe @mdf  and @bumpfreaq are also scheduled to be there on the week of 2/27.    

MDF will be starting a thread on the mini-gathering at TSV RSN.

 

Oh no!...I've emailed racewax.com to switch out my order to 87/3 Degree.

 

Also, I really think you guys gave me more than 8 shrimps! I swear we even had a discussion about it. I would say I had at least 10 shrimps. Maybe I'm just a slow eater or maybe I inadvertently left all my shrimp until the end:dunno. I was struggling to finish them. I have a strict "no wasting food" policy, so I persevered :D.

post #66 of 66

Trust me, you only got 8 shrimps. I came from a big family. We have to fight for our share. The Darwin thing. :cool

 

Good you caught it early. 

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