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Skis mounted in greater NYC or wait to get to VT?

post #1 of 13
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So, I'm heading east at the end of the week to spend time with family. The following week we should be heading up to killington or okemo (depending on who prevails). If all goes well, some new gear I ordered should meet me in NJ around this Friday and to save time I'd like to get flat legend 8ks mounted with clashing px12s before leaving for VT. Any recommendations of competent shops in New Jersey say roughly between exits 8a and 18 on the turnpike or in NYC itself?

If not, where can I have the mounting done while you wait in VT?

Last, I never heard much about alternate mounting points for the 8K, but if anyone has suggestions, let me know. (how much fore-aft adjustment can be made on the px12 once it is screwed in?)
post #2 of 13
in NYC, goto paragon ski
post #3 of 13
Hi,

See Shon at the Boot Pro in Ludlow. He is right at the base of the Okemo road.
If you need any boot fitting while you ait, you will be in good hands.
post #4 of 13
Not sure where to mount, but go to Okemo .
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by Rise To The Top View Post
Not sure where to mount, but go to Okemo .
I'm with you.
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Ended getting them mounted while you wait at Northern Ski Works. Excellent service.
post #7 of 13
Northern Ski Works is one of the few ski shops that I'd go out of my way to have them work on my skis. Good Choice.
Just curious - How long did it take them?
post #8 of 13
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Less than 20 minutes.
post #9 of 13
So let me get this straight: You walk into a premier ski shop with skis and bindings not purchased there and walk out 20 minutes later with fully mounted, tested skis. At Northern Ski Works, I'm not surprised. The next time I'm at K'ton I'll leave a pair of skis to be turned.
Often there are posts complaining about the cost or qualifications of ski shops to mount bindings. The lesson learned is to go to a competent shop near a ski area.
I read your thread about your new skis - great deal on a ski with a great reputation. Now you just have to optimize your skills with that ski-it takes a little time. Enjoy the ride!
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by twoturn View Post
Hi,

See Shon at the Boot Pro in Ludlow. He is right at the base of the Okemo road.
If you need any boot fitting while you ait, you will be in good hands.
I don't think Shon has mounting capacity, I will concur about Northern as a choice.
post #11 of 13
i just got new skis, and im in okemo rght now. i was planning on getting them mounted up here to save some money, i know that the stores around me in westchester (you could come here, its about an hour north of NYC) are good too, so quality wasn't a problem. so if you can make it up here, you could probably get them done same day. you can go to hickory and tweed (ask skip, the owner, hes a real nice guy), you can go to pedigree (if you want to pay 80 bucks.. their insane), or you could go to the ski haus which is more like two hours away but they will probably do a great job
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Living Proof View Post
So let me get this straight: You walk into a premier ski shop with skis and bindings not purchased there and walk out 20 minutes later with fully mounted, tested skis. At Northern Ski Works, I'm not surprised. The next time I'm at K'ton I'll leave a pair of skis to be turned.
Often there are posts complaining about the cost or qualifications of ski shops to mount bindings. The lesson learned is to go to a competent shop near a ski area.
I read your thread about your new skis - great deal on a ski with a great reputation. Now you just have to optimize your skills with that ski-it takes a little time. Enjoy the ride!
Thanks, I am really enjoying them. Not only did they do the mounting, he took the time to show me why he needed to dial in a higher DIN becasue of the slight flex in the replaceable heel of the boot.

I was so impressed that I have already personally sent more business their way.
post #13 of 13
I am not familiar with the Northern Ski Works in Okemo, but the one in Killington rocks. The boot fitters are great, especially Hal, and they have done a great job of patching up my early season rock damage a few years in a row as well. They also have done a few mounts for me. Great shop that I recommend without hesitation
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