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Metron B5 Tuning in NJ/NY or Aspen?

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So it appears that tuning the Metrons is practically an art form. I am not going to kid myself and think that I can do it so I need to find a place (or person) in NJ or NY that can do it properly and not on some automated machine by some 16-year old. Any recommendations?

Also I will be out in Aspen in a few weeks and can do it there if someone can recommend a really good shop there?

Lastly, what can I do to just maintain the edges in between proper tunings? I will be in CO for 6 days so I want to keep them nice and sharp for the whole week.

Thanks!
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So it appears that tuning the Metrons is practically an art form. I am not going to kid myself and think that I can do it so I need to find a place (or person) in NJ or NY that can do it properly and not on some automated machine by some 16-year old. Any recommendations?

Also I will be out in Aspen in a few weeks and can do it there if someone can recommend a really good shop there?

Lastly, what can I do to just maintain the edges in between proper tunings? I will be in CO for 6 days so I want to keep them nice and sharp for the whole week.

Thanks!
It is no different then tuning any other ski!

To maintain, Diamond stone/the arkansas stone the side edges only and knock the hanging burr off with the arknasas stone

YOur good to go! there have been volumes written on the forum on the subject! do a search for tuning or maintaing your edges.
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no one can recommend a good place to tune skis?
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I have my Metrons tuned at Northern Ski Works in Vermont. They are the only place I let touch my Metrons.
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So it appears that tuning the Metrons is practically an art form.
Tuning any skis is somewhere between art and science. What it is NOT is voodoo - nothing mysterious at all about getting a pair of skis sharp and beveled correctly. If you're in lake placid, go to mountain and boardertown and have your skis tuned by Gar. Otherwise, just find a race shop, one that specializes in supplying local racers, etc. Go in one day and talk to the techs, see if they're knowledgable... if they are, that's the shop for you. There are plenty of sufficiently competent techs out there, and tuning a pair of metrons is no different from tuning any other pair of skis with substantial sidecut.
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the pro ski and ride at hunter
belleayre ski shop at bottom of hill on entrance road to mountain "jimmys"
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thanks for the feedback guys, but i will not be in killington or lake placid....there is a small chance i will be up at hunter on sunday but also doubt it.

i am afraid to give them to someone here in NJ because i just don't trust them
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