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Good New York City ski sho?

post #1 of 21
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Could anyone recommend ski shop to mount bindings Fischer ski in New York City?
Princeton Ski Shop(Manhattan)?
Panda Sports (Brooklyn)?
Emilio's Ski Shop (Queens)?

I have been to Emilio ski shop before and thinking about going back there.. does it make difference if they don't carry/sell Fischer skis?

Which store do you like in New York?
post #2 of 21
You could also try Paragon (18th and Broadway, Manhattan) and Scandinavian Ski Shop (around 55th st in Manhattan).
post #3 of 21
The shop will tell you if they are not familiar with your binding. Some shops are very upset with internet purchases and will charge a lot more for mounting bindings for brand new equipment. Other shops not so much. Call ahead and they should tell you on the phone.

Try getting alpine touring binding mounted on skis on the east coast. Most shops refuse.
post #4 of 21
Princeton Ski shop in Roslyn on Long Island, exit 37 on LIE, about 5 minutes east of Queens border. Its their biggest store, friendly, good prices, good selection, great policies.
post #5 of 21

Scandanavian

I know for a fact Scandanavian will not mount the bindings. I called to have my sollis mounted on a pair of outlaws i bought online and the owner/manager would not budge. I tried to reason with the guy and told him an avid skier like myslef buys tons of stuff and he insisted he didn't want my business. Too bad, I was looking for a new pair of ski pants. He lost $250 by sticking to his guns.

Try Paul at Paragon. They are nice guys over there.
post #6 of 21
Interesting. Yeh, Scandinavian is staffed with a bunch of crazy Germans/Austrians. "What zort of jah-ket are zee looking for?"
post #7 of 21
I would commit "sepuku" before going into a box shop like .. er .... some of those mentioned.
post #8 of 21
That's all we've got, babe!
post #9 of 21
Do not go to Paragon. They are a general sports stire and I know more than one person who has had trouble with mounting there. There is a Princeton on 22nd street. Scandanavian used to be good but since Harry died and they moved they are definitely not as user friendly

I get my gear every year from the manufacturer. I have found that the easiest place for me to go is Ski Barn in Paramus. They charge a reasonable amount are willing to do it and it's a quick trip. GWB to rte 4 to 17 North and it's a few miles on the right.
post #10 of 21
Yuki does not work for Heino's in Wayne. An extra twenty minutes from Paramus on Rt. 23. Ask for Greg and try to meet at a time when he has a few minutes to spend with you.
post #11 of 21
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Yuki does not work for Heino's in Wayne. An extra twenty minutes from Paramus on Rt. 23. Ask for Greg and try to meet at a time when he has a few minutes to spend with you.
If you have a car, I would strongly recommend going to Heino's as well. It's about 45 minutes drive from the City. They are a small shop but carry some high-end ski gear. They are staffed by the owner (Greg) and family, and support local kids racing teams. Greg is a certified American Bootfitter. This is precisely the kind of shop I would buy stuff from and have my skis serviced.

p.s. like Yuki, Cyclist does not work with Heino's.
post #12 of 21
pedigree ski in white plains might be another option. very large store and everyone there is friendly. i prefer it to any of the places in the city (don't care for any of the ones mentioned, except heino's which ive never been to)
post #13 of 21
FYI- It's Scandinavian, not "Scandanavian"
http://www.scandinavian.com/
post #14 of 21
I've been in NYC for about a year and a half. I've had a tune at the Roslyn Princeton store and they didn't ruin my skis, so that's a plus. I would second Ski Barn in Paramus as the nearest store I would trust. For system bindings I would just do them myself. If you have a trip out West or to VT, you could wait and do it then. I waited to have my Legend 8800s mounted until I went to CO this year.
post #15 of 21
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Yuki does not work for Heino's in Wayne. An extra twenty minutes from Paramus on Rt. 23. Ask for Greg and try to meet at a time when he has a few minutes to spend with you.

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Originally Posted by Cyclist View Post
If you have a car, I would strongly recommend going to Heino's as well. It's about 45 minutes drive from the City. They are a small shop but carry some high-end ski gear. They are staffed by the owner (Greg) and family, and support local kids racing teams. Greg is a certified American Bootfitter. This is precisely the kind of shop I would buy stuff from and have my skis serviced.

p.s. like Yuki, Cyclist does not work with Heino's.
I don't work there either but I do buy most of my gear there and I agree completely with Cyclist and Yuki.
Phone # is (973) 696-3044 to make an appointment with Greg.
post #16 of 21
follow-up note on Scandinavian:

I was in there today. They had a simple wool hat for $49.00. I realize that they pay Manhattan rent, but really!

I will stick with Sierratradingpost and other online retailers.:
post #17 of 21
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I don't work there either but I do buy most of my gear there and I agree completely with Cyclist and Yuki.
Phone # is (973) 696-3044 to make an appointment with Greg.

I 'fourth' Greg at Heinos...customer service, knowledge and skill are what they are all about....
post #18 of 21
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Yuki does not work for Heino's in Wayne. An extra twenty minutes from Paramus on Rt. 23. Ask for Greg and try to meet at a time when he has a few minutes to spend with you.
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Originally Posted by Cyclist View Post
If you have a car, I would strongly recommend going to Heino's as well. It's about 45 minutes drive from the City. They are a small shop but carry some high-end ski gear. They are staffed by the owner (Greg) and family, and support local kids racing teams. Greg is a certified American Bootfitter. This is precisely the kind of shop I would buy stuff from and have my skis serviced.

p.s. like Yuki, Cyclist does not work with Heino's.
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I don't work there either but I do buy most of my gear there and I agree completely with Cyclist and Yuki.
Phone # is (973) 696-3044 to make an appointment with Greg.
This is your shop! I don't work there either, but I did just get home from there. I haven't been that pleased in a NY area ski shop since uh... ever! Greg is a pleasure to deal with, their prices for services aren't NY area ridiculous and its just a bit longer drive, but WELL worth it, than both Princeton and Ski Barn.
post #19 of 21
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This is your shop! I don't work there either, but I did just get home from there. I haven't been that pleased in a NY area ski shop since uh... ever! Greg is a pleasure to deal with, their prices for services aren't NY area ridiculous and its just a bit longer drive, but WELL worth it, than both Princeton and Ski Barn.
Don't forget to tell your friends.
post #20 of 21
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Don't forget to tell your friends.
I'm telling everybody!
post #21 of 21
Try Hickory and Tweed in Armonk. If you can't go there yourself, you can send your gear there and they will do it for you. They will either need your boot length (in mm) or for you to send your boot along with your skis and bindings. You may want to call them first.
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