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Cheap Ski Tune

Postby Will » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:12 pm

Does anyone know where I can get a cheap ski tune in Denver??

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Re: Cheap Ski Tune

Postby ontopoftheworld » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:23 pm

Will wrote:Does anyone know where I can get a cheap ski tune in Denver??


I don't know the answer to your question, but you should look into tuning your own skiis. It's really not that tough, but you just have to buy some equipment up front. I started doing mine a couple of years ago, and it's nice because you can tune them as often as you want.

If you're just looking for a wax, Maison de Ski in Idaho Springs will do a free hot wax, but they don't scrape off the excess wax so your first run or two afterwards will be a little sticky.

Don't know if that was at all helpful, but I tried.

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Re: Cheap Ski Tune

Postby Jim Davies » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:40 pm

Loveland Ski Area has a lunchtime $15 tune special, edges and wax.

I'd second the suggestion to do your own waxing. A cheap travel iron, $10 of wax from a ski shop, and a plastic scraper and you can do it yourself pretty simply. Iron on, scrape off, make sure the iron isn't so hot the wax smokes, maybe run a whetstone along the edges to remove nicks, done. Then you just need to get an annual base grind, repair, and binding safety check and you're set.
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Re: Cheap Ski Tune

Postby Magnum420 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:10 pm

Not in Denver but Abasin will do edges and a wax for $10. The wax is one of those roller type machines(not sure what its called) so not as good as an iron wax, but for $10, its not bad.
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Re: Cheap Ski Tune

Postby FCSquid » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:11 pm

Will wrote:Does anyone know where I can get a cheap ski tune in Denver??


Drive up to Fort Collins, buy me a 12-pack of good beer, and I'll tune your boards as well as most shops.

Edges bevelled, deburred (using diamond stones), bases P-texed, hot waxed and buffed with cork. You get all of this for the low, low price of about 13 bucks ... throw in a Big Mac and fries and I'll shine up the top sides, as well. :wink:
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