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Just moved from the mountains to the Bay

post #1 of 4
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Hi gang,

 

I've often stopped by Epic for some tips and advice and thought I could use some help. I'm sure it's been covered before but, I just moved out of the mountains to San Fran and need a good ski shop. I am currently skiing a pair of Volkl Mantras as my everyday ski but have beat them up pretty severely. I also have some race gear that I would like to get back on. There is a Sports Basement by my house but I haven't stopped by yet. I could use a place that can tune, (race tune maybe) Any thoughts? 

post #2 of 4

I'm down in Sacramento, and at this point would take my stuff up to Start Haus for work, and probably to look at some new equipment.  I was their last month, and you couldn't tell the place from mid-season with people getting boots fit and a ton of inventory.  

post #3 of 4

There's a place in Berkeley, California Ski Company (I think), that gets rave reviews from some.  I haven't tried it, so I can't speak either way.

 

Personally, I leave my skis uphill, so that's where I get my work done.

post #4 of 4

I was in San Francisco last March and needed some boot work done, and John Oshima at California Ski Company helped me on short notice and did a really fine job. They seem to be a solid shop with some knowledgeable folks on staff. Didn't use their tuning services, but I imagine they might be good. Try Yelp, maybe some comments there.

 

You may know this but if not keep in mind if you can pick your time of day, (preferably middle of day 10-3 Mon-Fri) you can avoid commute and weekend traffic hassles and shoot over from San Francisco to Berkeley in ~15 minutes, otherwise if you time it wrong it can be a nightmare!

 

This link might be helpful. I've been in Mountain West before, but haven't bought anything or used any of their services.

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