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Ski Tuning or waxing? Whats the Difference?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
 hey guys!
Just bought a pair of 2007 Rossignol super racer skis used.
They are about two years old, and don't look like they've been used much, although there is a little rusting on the edges.

Just wondering, as I got to go get them tuned and waxed, where shall I go to get the best service done?

Sportchek- $30
Sporting Life- $45
Skis and Bikes-$60
Sport mart- $40

Thats including the wax tune and binding adjustment??

any ideas?
post #2 of 9
Binding adjustment will be a separate charge.
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
the prices listed include binding adjustment
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
and is there a real difference in the QUALITY of tuning within the 4 choices? or do they pretty much do the same??
post #5 of 9
I'd probably go with the place with Ski in their name.
post #6 of 9
NOT SPORTCHEK OR SPORTMART. Anywhere but those two. I have had skates sharpened there that have been ground flat with no hollow. Now, I won't let them touch my stuff.
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by sali View Post

 hey guys!
Just bought a pair of 2007 Rossignol super racer skis used.
They are about two years old, and don't look like they've been used much, although there is a little rusting on the edges.

Just wondering, as I got to go get them tuned and waxed, where shall I go to get the best service done?

Sportchek- $30
Sporting Life- $45
Skis and Bikes-$60
Sport mart- $40

Thats including the wax tune and binding adjustment??

any ideas?
 

Don't know where you are but Sportsmart sounds awful close to K Mart.  Ask some questions of the Tuners and see if they know anything.
 
Questions.  What type of bevel do you recommend?   Do you detune the tips and tails?  What kind of structure do you put on the base and what do you use to do so?    T heres a thousand questiions to ask.             
post #8 of 9
They are Canadian sports stores. SportChek is like a Dick's or Sports Authority, and SportsMart is SportCheck's low-end subsidiary (both owned by the Forzani Group). In either event, run away from both. Their "techs" are just part time kids with minimal training who no little or nothing of quality ski tuning. Sporting Life is better, and Skiis and Bikes is your best choice if you want a quality tune done right.
post #9 of 9
Sometimes in the "treasure chest" coupon book there are more dedicated ski shops that offer a deal on a tune up. Even so, the Forzani group should be avoided.
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