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Ski shop help for the Brookline Ma. area.

post #1 of 19
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Does anyone know of any (better) shops in that area that could mold Thermoflex liners?
post #2 of 19

try Summit Ski and Snowboard

Try Summit Ski and Snowboard, they have shops in Danvers and Framingham.

http://www.summitskishop.com/
post #3 of 19

Bob Smith's?

What about Bob Smith's Wilderness House? I don't know for sure that they'll mold the liners for you, but I've heard good things about the bootfitters there.
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by airjunkie2000
Try Summit Ski and Snowboard, they have shops in Danvers and Framingham.

http://www.summitskishop.com/
Just called....no luck, thanks though.
post #5 of 19
There is a place in Worcester, I think it is called Strands, that is all about boot fitting. They would probably have the gear. There is also a small ski shop in Watertown, if you are heading out of Watertown square towards Waltham on the left hand side across from the liquor store. The shop tech there looked like a good guy, he may have the gear also.
Only other place I can think of is maybe REI.

Mike B.
post #6 of 19
Hi Phil- I would also suggest trying Wilderness House (on Comm Ave, across the street from EMS, just inbound from where the T turns). The bootfitter there (whose name I am forgetting for the moment) has an excellent reputation, and could probably help.

If you want to do it yourself try this link- http://www.freeheelskier.com/video/thermofit.wmv . Even if you don't do it, it is very entertaining!
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Originally Posted by dp
If you want to do it yourself try this link- http://www.freeheelskier.com/video/thermofit.wmv . Even if you don't do it, it is very entertaining!

I do mine myself. I am sending these to someoen who has never done them.
post #8 of 19
Wilderness House is about as close to Brookline as you can get and not be there. The guy who made their reputation as bootfitters is Gordon Hay, and another guy, Dave, is also really good. Their phone is (617) 277-5858. Don't know if they work with Thermoflex liners or not but if anyone does, it would be them. In general Wilderness House is about as soulful a shop as can be found in the Boston area. As an alternative, you might also try Ski Stop in Westwood on Rte. 109 (High Street) about 20-30 min from Brookline.
post #9 of 19
I can recommend a great bootfitter that is pretty close to Brookline. Check out Phil at a Ski Stop 256 Washington St Westwood, MA (781) 329-3616. I think if you scoot down the jamaica way and cut over to washington st., it's probably not more than 15-20 minutes or so (non rush hour). If you go, mention that Ken from Mt. Wach refered you.


I was just there Sunday and he did a full alignment on my new boots, he is really attentive to his work. He set up my wife last year, 6' tall size 11.5 as narrow and low volume as you can possibly imagine for feet that long. She's be trying for two years to get a good fit and he was able to get her boots totally tweaked.

-Ken
post #10 of 19
Bob Smiths is excellent - the people there know their stuff.
post #11 of 19
I would second the mention to Strands, Leif definately knows his stuff, however I don't know if they do Thermoflex liners (they do a lot of Strolz fitting).
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by NewHampie
Wilderness House is about as close to Brookline as you can get and not be there. The guy who made their reputation as bootfitters is Gordon Hay, and another guy, Dave, is also really good. Their phone is (617) 277-5858. Don't know if they work with Thermoflex liners or not but if anyone does, it would be them. In general Wilderness House is about as soulful a shop as can be found in the Boston area. As an alternative, you might also try Ski Stop in Westwood on Rte. 109 (High Street) about 20-30 min from Brookline.


Thanks, The Wilderness House said they can do them. FWIW, Dave doesn't work there any more.
post #13 of 19
AH Wilderness House. Memories of my days in Brookline. Say hi to Gordon for me!
post #14 of 19
The Wilderness House is the way to go. Gordon did my footbeds a few years back. Very satisfied.
post #15 of 19
The last time I was there (about 4 1/2 years ago, before we moved to Denver), Gordon was fitting ski boots for David Brashears (4 Everest summits, world-class mountaineer and film-maker who made the Everest Imax film).
post #16 of 19

Gordo

No question; Gordon is THE man for custom footbeds in greater Boston!
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by astrotech
There is a place in Worcester, I think it is called Strands, that is all about boot fitting. They would probably have the gear. There is also a small ski shop in Watertown, if you are heading out of Watertown square towards Waltham on the left hand side across from the liquor store. The shop tech there looked like a good guy, he may have the gear also.
Only other place I can think of is maybe REI.

Mike B.
avoid strands like the plague
post #18 of 19
Strands has a lot of fans but I happen to find that the place is very old school. There was a day when to be a good boot-fitter had experience experience experience. There's no doubt that the guys at Strands fit that description. I think now-a-days some formal schooling (at minimum some really good clinics on sports physiology) and exerpience experience experience are needed. Strands day has past. Those guys are too old school and they smell really really really bad. Look for a masterfit bootfitter who is trained and has the experience.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by learn2turn
... and they smell really really really bad.
If you want a pleasant smelling boot fitter than that needs to be included in the requirements. Something like, "Looking for boot fitter in MA, can handle Thermoflex and doesn't reek like gym socks!"


M.
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