EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Looking for bootfitters in Eastern,PA
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Looking for bootfitters in Eastern,PA

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I know of Nestor's sporting goods in Whitehall but I was wondering if they are any other reputable shops that you would recommend. Thanks!
post #2 of 20
George Salters at Salters in Eagleville has been one of Ski Magazines top fitters off and on for the past umpteen years.
post #3 of 20
epic's very own Cantman is in the outskirts of Philly, and he has done a FABULOUS job on my boots. I highly recommend him.
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
Does he work at a shop ?
post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
I guess I should be clear in what kind of boots I am looking for as well. I am looking for a race boot and i have narrowed down my options to the Lange WC and the Fischer WC RC4
post #6 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobert540 View Post
I guess I should be clear in what kind of boots I am looking for as well. I am looking for a race boot and i have narrowed down my options to the Lange WC and the Fischer WC RC4
Cantman is a good option for you if you are looking for a raceboot. HE is a fitter first and foremost. HE will work with your foot and direct you to someone who stocks the boot that will work best for your foot, when boot comes in, he will do the fitting.
post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
Do you know what his going rate is approx?
post #8 of 20
Paging Finndog...Finndog to the blue courtesy phone.
post #9 of 20
Yes sir, Billy's your man, no question and Billy can fit any boot for anything on the mountain. He is a true pro. He has some really cool patented alligment tools. Whatever you do, don't go to Nestors! They don't have a clue unless you just want one of those, "oh, that fits fine" type fits.

Here's Billy's Number, BTW, I drive an hour to see him in his own shop with his own tools, He doens't sell anything, which is what you want. 215-760-8226. This is his busy season, so call now! Tell him Finn' sencha
post #10 of 20
BTW check out the deals Bud Heishman is offering Bears http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=61747 35% off boots!!!!!
post #11 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks for that info!!
post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
I just gave him a call. He seems like a really cool guy. I am supposed to give him a call back tonight to set up an appt.
post #13 of 20
Great! you are in for a learning experience and the best fitting boots you ever owned.
post #14 of 20
Billy has spent a great deal of time with me, measuring all sorts of angles on my knees and ankles, checking my alignment. He's got his own shop with tools he designed. It's a ski geek's paradise in there. When you go, make sure you can spend all day.
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
I don't mind spending the time, I worked at a ski shop a couple years ago and I learned form talking to a lot of people and through research, boot fitting is not a quick process but the outcome is worth the time.
post #16 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
George Salters at Salters in Eagleville has been one of Ski Magazines top fitters off and on for the past umpteen years.
I've heard some great things about Salter's but their prices are ridiculously high. Yes I know that boots are the foundation and it will be money well spent but Nestor's in Whitehall and Pinnacle Sports in Reading have also been named one of America's Best bootfitters for a while and their prices are ALOT more reasonable. http://www.bootfitters.com
post #17 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
Yes sir, Billy's your man, no question and Billy can fit any boot for anything on the mountain. He is a true pro. He has some really cool patented alligment tools. Whatever you do, don't go to Nestors! They don't have a clue unless you just want one of those, "oh, that fits fine" type fits...
Finn, would you say that even applies to Pete Nestor, himself? If so, then I would have to highly disagree with you as he has been knowledgeable and helpful in my dealings with him. Also, please let me know what your experiences are/were with the Sidas conform'ables footbeds.
post #18 of 20
Thread Starter 
I was talking to Pete when I was there. I actually used to work at that store a few years ago but so many employee's have come and gone I didn't know who to talk to. Nestor's now has a new type of foot bed they use instead of the full custom beds they used to make.
post #19 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobert540 View Post
I was talking to Pete when I was there. I actually used to work at that store a few years ago but so many employee's have come and gone I didn't know who to talk to. Nestor's now has a new type of foot bed they use instead of the full custom beds they used to make.
I think it was smart that they went down to one store from the two, they spread them selves too thin and (obviously) it wasn't financially beneficial.
post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 
I won't go into details but it was more of a necessary move to downgrade.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Looking for bootfitters in Eastern,PA