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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
SlideWright & Tools4Boards are pleased to announce that we are offering an across the board (pun intended)
20% discount to EpicSki Supporters
for all
Tools4Boards & Maplus waxes, vises, tuning stands, tools, roller skis, helmets, goggles & gear

coupon code in the Supporter Forum.

Further, Tools4Boards will be providing a Terminator Tuning Stand , (shipping included) for raffle or auction in the near future and will post that info when details get ironed out (another pun intended):



A couple wrinkles:
1) SlideWright, in the US, is in the process of synching pricing and items with Tools4Boards. All new items are not currently posted but will be, over the next couple of weeks. The catalog or T4B shows all items, which can be ordered via email, or if on site via SlideWright.
2) Most items are in stock at Tools4Boards in Calgary, but other Maplus items are on their way from Italy. Typical order to delivery times from Canada are up to twelve days. Items not in stock there will be sent ASAP, and looks like mid to late November will be likely delivery.
3) Still some Maplus item will need to be backordered from Italy if not currently in stock or will be in stock in Calgary or US.

Any questions can be sent to me, Terry or Rick in Calgary.

Optimize your slide!
post #2 of 17
That's a pretty impressive discount, and I'll be bidding on the tuning stand. Looking forward to seeing you finialize this.
post #3 of 17

Tell me about the helmets.

What shape head are they really designed for?

Is the fit similar to any of:

Giro/Boeri/Jofa/Leedom/Marker/Red/Briko/Salomon/Carrera/Alpina/Uvex?
post #4 of 17
Alpinord, any chance of a wax conversion/translation table for those of us who speak Swix or Toko?
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 

Join the Wax Revolution

We're going to have to teach you a new language. Especially, with the high-melt paraffins in solid, and in liquids & sprays.

For a start, check out Maplus Wax Applications which includes basic wax descriptions. More info for Race/Performance Waxes.

I'll see what we can do about a generating a comparison chart or some sort of gauge. Good question. There is a wax chart on the link above and in the catalog.
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by comprex View Post
What shape head are they really designed for?

Is the fit similar to any of:

Giro/Boeri/Jofa/Leedom/Marker/Red/Briko/Salomon/Carrera/Alpina/Uvex?
Looks like you're making heads spin all over the globe with your question.

Here is the response from Maplus in Italy (note it is from an Italian, typing in English):

"To confess you, it's the first time I receive a such kind of question !
In a first time I was tempted to answer you: sure ! It's possible that a head shape is fitted better than other. You know, the fitting sensation is clearly one of the most personal think !
Thinking better on the demand, I can just answer you that we know that our helmets wear very very well.
In the European market, and in Italy especially, we found out an initial difficulty to enter in the shop with our helmets due to the strong competition with the concurrents (Briko, Boeri, and all the others which are on the market !). But, when we convince a shop to buy our helmets and they try them, they buy more and more as they get a very good response from the customers and particularly for the fitting !!

Maybe the only common note of our helmets is that the helmets wear "little", and is closest fit to the Carrera. To better explain, if, for example, one person wear the size 56 in our Comp Sr helmet, he may find better fitting the size 58 of our S6 helmet (you know, that Comp and Rental helmets are made by a supplier who is different form the producer of the S, F and X helmets !)

I hope my explanations can help you.
Frankly, I don't know what more I can tell. Anyway, if you need any diferent info, let me know and I'll try to do better next time !!"

Check out comments on What Helmet? thread and our money back guarantee if you want to try one.
post #7 of 17
Alpinord, what are the dimensions and weight of that T4 stand being auctioned?
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
The top of the 54"/137cm extrusion sits at 35"/89cm. The pads of the Cinch vise sit at 42"/107cm. If you need other relative vise heights, please let me know. The tubular legs could be cut if desired to lower the heights.

The other thing to realize is that the extrusion allows for any number of attachment options, home made and ones under development (including a very unique surprise). Hex bolts, t-slot bolts and knobs can be added to help with customizing, including for projects (aside from tuning, waxing, mounting & base repair), around the house, ie securing boards and piping.

Thanks and good luck with the auction and supporting EpicSki!

Here's the description from Tools4Boards, which also has more images:

Specifications

• Weighs only 11lbs/5kg & fits in any ski or snowboard bag! Features Zamac die-cast components powder coated matt Black and T6064 sand blasted aluminum anodized to 15 microns in Candy Apple Red for Terminator good looks and exceptional durability
• Stand is easily set up or collapsed for storage/transportation simply by rotating and locking legs using quick release handles.
• Modular system - low profile knobs and standard hex bolts (included) allow for quick adjustment of all Tools4boards vises along tool mount rail without using c-clamps

Terminator Ski and Snowboard Tuning Stand weighs only 5kg, features Zamac die-cast components powder coated matt Black and T6064 sand blasted aluminum anodized 15 microns in Candy Apple Red for Terminator good looks and exceptional durability. Stand is easily set up or collapsed for storage/transportation simply by rotating and locking legs using quick release handles. Fits in any ski or snowboard bag. Modular system - low profile knobs and standard hex bolts (included) allow for quick adjustment of all Tools4boards vises along tool mount rail without using c-clamps. Legs automatically adjust (self-level) to any uneven ground when set up. Soft rubber feet dampen vibration to reduce fatigue.
post #9 of 17
Does Tools4Boards have an actual, physical location in Calgary? Would this discount be applied there in person if I have the code? I think an address might have been mentioned earlier in another thread but I can't find it...
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
Innovation Incorporated/Tools4Boards
Weissenborn Rick
(403) 243-5441
rick@innovationinc.ca

3017 6th Street SW
Calgary AB T2S 2M1
post #11 of 17
I thought I'd drop in here and let ya'll know that I had the pleasure of meeting and skiing with Alpinord today at A Basin. At the end of our time together, he showed me the Terminator, and I was quite impressed (I put more comments into the auction thread).

Alpinord is a wealth of information about skiing--especially about tuning. And he's working with Tools4Boards out of a love for the sport. He's been an instructor, patroller, and racer, so he's got some great insights. More than anything, though, I like his approach towards tuning for the masses.

You should ask him about that some time...
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks Steve. Just back. 5 hours from Silverthorne with a stop in Pagosa Springs. The 12 hour snow recon CO loop in 33 hrs is complete.

It was an absolute pleasure hooking up on skis today and meeting you.

Finest Kind, Steve!

(Rick is the real racer as a former downhiller for the Canadian National Team, I'm more geared towards recreational skiers of all abilities on skis and tools, and finding ways to help everyone obtain appropriate tools, knowledge, skills and supplies for their needs and goal.)
post #13 of 17

Thanks for the intro and good luck bidding!

Thanks for the intro to the Epic community Terry and Steve! Just a reminder to bid high and often for the T2 stand - it's a great cause
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 

Auction Ends @ 8pm EST 11/8

Just as you have been doing all day today voting frequently, don't forget to bid often for the T4B Terminator Tuning stand and support EpicSki!

The Auction will end 11/8 at 8:00 PM EST. Shipping is included in your bid.
post #15 of 17
So how do I get the 20% off coupon? I couldn't access the website link listed
post #16 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by spielerman View Post
So how do I get the 20% off coupon? I couldn't access the website link listed
You are classified as a member (which is free to sign in and register), the code is only available to SUPPORTERS- whic requires a donation to the Epic Web Site. Visit the donations tab and get the details on becoming a supporter of the web site and gain the added benefits such as this discount.
post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
We encourage all members to become supporters and help with the costs of the forum....not to mention a BIG THANK YOU to all of the volunteers putting in tons of time and dedication to make the EpicSki Forum happen. Having said that, we do have very good combo deals where the EpicSki Discount cannot be accepted.

Happy Holidays and New Year to all!
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