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Shop/Tech Recs for Tahoe (Truckee/N. Shore/S. Shore)

post #1 of 12
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I have a pair of Blizzard Titan 8s that need mounting (got a pair of Salomon 912's to put on them).

Anybody have any shop/tech recommendations in Tahoe (or the Bay Area)?

I had all my skis from last season mounted at Granite Chief in Truckee and the work seems to be fine, but I keep hearing horror stories about the shop as of late. I also had a pair of AK No Ka Oi's mounted at California Ski Company in Berkeley and seem pleased with their work, as well.

But if anybody has any recommendations/suggestions, I'm open.

(I'm also contemplating snagging a pair of PMGear Bros to mount with AT bindings, so would enjoy a shop/tech rec for that, as well).

I ski both N. and S. shores, so any recommendations are welcome.

Thanks!
post #2 of 12
Pretty good discussion in this thread:

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=48557



In Truckee, I would recommend the Start Haus.

BTW: California Ski is open on the weekends now.
post #3 of 12
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Pretty good discussion in this thread:

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=48557
And in this one:
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...960#post553960
post #4 of 12
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Danke! Found the TGR one yesterday. Didn't find that ES one, though, so thanks for the point in the right direction.
post #5 of 12
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on a related subject, does anybody have any recommendations for shops in/around the Bay Area?

i'd like to get my quiver super tuned before the season starts. i've had some mounting done at California Ski Company and I liked the vibe from the employees and owner there. some of the other shops i've been too felt too generic, as if they just plucked somebody off the street and made them a tech.
post #6 of 12
Couple old TGR Threads....


http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=38638



http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=47163


I use Cali Ski Co for early season tuning/binding checks and to mount tyrolias (less mile from my place).

Also, they added a hot box at the end of last season. I plan on using it before moving my skis up to my ski lease.

If you are doing a major repair, I recommend doing in Tahoe. The shops get more repair work and therefore generally better at it.
post #7 of 12
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Nope, no major repairs.

Just some rust build up on the tips of the Blizzards I purchased this summer (which are still unmounted), but that's about it. Really just need the edges cleaned, sharpened and the bases waxed. And would like to have some bindings from a pair of Armada's taken off and mounted on the Blizzards.

Where do you go in Tahoe, btw?
post #8 of 12
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on a related subject, does anybody have any recommendations for shops in/around the Bay Area?

i'd like to get my quiver super tuned before the season starts. i've had some mounting done at California Ski Company and I liked the vibe from the employees and owner there. some of the other shops i've been too felt too generic, as if they just plucked somebody off the street and made them a tech.
Send a PM to SierraJim. He set me up with the best tune ever on the Mantras. Base grind and structure custom bevel. Nice work
(shhh, its a secret)
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks CR.

I actually bought 2 pairs of skis from SJ. My Karmas and Armadas (sadly, I'm trying to unload those...ended up not being my cup of tea).

On another aside, what's the advantage/deal with the "hot box"?
post #10 of 12
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Nope, no major repairs.

Just some rust build up on the tips of the Blizzards I purchased this summer (which are still unmounted), but that's about it. Really just need the edges cleaned, sharpened and the bases waxed. And would like to have some bindings from a pair of Armada's taken off and mounted on the Blizzards.

Where do you go in Tahoe, btw?
Start Haus.


Alpine Meadow Tuning Shop for hot waxes and sharping.

Porter's before I started to go to the Start Haus last year.
post #11 of 12
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Thanks CR.


On another aside, what's the advantage/deal with the "hot box"?
Suppose to be equal to several hot waxes. The wax is supposes to penetrate deeper into the bases.

There is some debate on whether is worth it for freeride skis.

IMHO: It is. Seem like I can go longer between waxes. So, it seems like a time saver. Also, some think it is a very good idea on new skis. Instead of multiple waxes to get the bases ready, just do one hot box/thermal bag treatment.
post #12 of 12
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another EpicSki poster suggested that I just get the edges done and then go over the bases with some Scotch Brite then take them in and have them hot boxed.
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