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backcountry.com video tuning guide

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Just got an email from backcountry.com on these videos and haven't had a chance to view them yet but thought they'd be of interest here:

http://www.backcountry.com/store/new...5& mv_pc=r105
post #2 of 9
You beat me to it...nice vids for those learning how to tune their own skis, like me! Now to wait for that sweet tuning kit to show up on tramdock...
post #3 of 9
very nice
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This is probably the worst set of tuning vids I've ever seen. The guy doesn't know what he is talking about, doesn't use his (cheesy) tools correctly, and looks like it is his first time dragging a file.

It completely fits the whole ignorant internet retailer steeze backcountry.com has going on though.

If you actually need instruction in tuning and you aren't just looking for laughs, look elsewhere. Alpinord's site would be a good start.
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Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
This is probably the worst set of tuning vids I've ever seen. The guy doesn't know what he is talking about, doesn't use his (cheesy) tools correctly, and looks like it is his first time dragging a file.
I don't have near the tuning experience of most here but agree with Garrett on this.

If your target audience is people who don't know or GAF, and you just want them to buy something, they succeeded. I don't think I would let that guy in the Halfassed Ski Shop let alone touch anything! I didn't even bother watching past the first video.

In his diefense, he did say he was from Utah and they get so much snow it doesn't matter. Anything worth doing is worth doing correctly. If it doesn't matter then quit wasting everyone's time.

Can't wait until Atomicman sees it
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Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
This is probably the worst set of tuning vids I've ever seen. The guy doesn't know what he is talking about, doesn't use his (cheesy) tools correctly, and looks like it is his first time dragging a file.

It completely fits the whole ignorant internet retailer steeze backcountry.com has going on though.

If you actually need instruction in tuning and you aren't just looking for laughs, look elsewhere. Alpinord's site would be a good start.
Trying to find a link, but work keeps getting in the way of my stellar google skillz. Got one handy?
post #7 of 9
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Trying to find a link, but work keeps getting in the way of my stellar google skillz. Got one handy?
This is his site and his blog with the tuning tips.
post #8 of 9
Garret You beat me to it. I wonder how much that special tune up cost the customer.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Glad to see the feedback. Still haven't viewed these and agree Alpinord's site is a great resource - as is racewax.com, artech, swixschool, and others.

But I bet the "ignorant internet retailer steeze" Garret rips on is light years ahead of the only info I could get out of the only clerk who could discuss tuning tools at the only bricks-and-mortar shop in my area that carries tuning tools.

Me (credit card in hand): "So you sell these files and stones, how are you supposed to use them?"

Clerk: "Umm, first take the file and run it down the side at like a 45 degree angle so it isn't so sharp, and then you take this diamond stone and rub it so it's really smoothed out. That way it won't catch so bad on the rails and stuff."

Me (running to door): "Thanks, I'll think about it."

I assume it's slightly above that level?
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