All in a service tech's night...

Discussion in 'Tuning Techniques and Tool Information' started by Doug Briggs, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. Doug Briggs

    Doug Briggs Skiing the powder Industry Insider Pugski Ski Tester

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    Before:

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    And after:
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    I suppose I could have hand brushed these a bit more. :-o
     
  2. Muleski

    Muleski Skiing the powder Industry Insider

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    Back from the dead. Impressive stuff!
     
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  3. Shawn C.

    Shawn C. Getting on the lift Skier

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    /Homer Simpson voice:
    Mmmmm....structure....


    Wow, those things were hammered!
     
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    Doug Briggs

    Doug Briggs Skiing the powder Industry Insider Pugski Ski Tester

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    It gave me a real opportunity to put the Scout through its paces.
     
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    CalG Out on the slopes Skier

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  6. Johnny V.

    Johnny V. Half Fast Hobby Racer Skier

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    You CAN make a silk purse out of a sow's ear...............
     
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  7. Uncle-A

    Uncle-A In the words of Paul Simon "You can call me Al" Skier

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    The new toy your boss purchased for you does nice work.
     
  8. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    How pitted were the edges when done? Personally I would be embarrassed to bring those skis in ;). Did the customer appreciate the work? My guess is no, I am not sure how many self respecting skiers would let a ski get that bad. Did you contact Skier Services to report the skier for abuse and neglect? :roflmao:
     
  9. Jilly

    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    Great work!! Part of me wonders where were those stored??
     
  10. Muleski

    Muleski Skiing the powder Industry Insider

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    Looks like a dumpster to me! Seriously. Pretty great endorsement of the machine and operator. And, of the depth of the skis’ bases and edge!
     
  11. Plai

    Plai Paul Lai Skier

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    I'm amazed the bases came out so well. It looked like a lot of ptex repairs, some along the edges. Maybe the wax smooths out the ptex edges so they don't appear in the finished pictures?
     
  12. Dwight

    Dwight Practitioner of skiing, solid and liquid Admin Moderator

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    I wish I had the tools of the trade to make skis look that good. You 1%ers really don't know how bad skis do come in. I wish we could ban the straight sticks for tuning too. :)

    @Doug Briggs, nice job.
     
  13. skix

    skix Getting on the lift Skier

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    Looked at that closeup pic of damaged ski and said out loud "Holy Crap!". Seeing the end result makes me want to go back and buy that $50 pair of daughter-sized Fisher race skis I saw the other day.
     
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  14. Plai

    Plai Paul Lai Skier

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    Did the repair cost more than usual? I assume the time spent definitely was.
     
  15. BC.

    BC. NEPA ShopRat/Skier Skier

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    Here in NEPA.....skis like that come in pretty often....ugly stuff..........I always tell the guys up front to ask the customers at check in “if they stored their skis in their pool over the summer”.....lol

    Awful rust, dried out bases, cobwebs, caked on dirt, etc.......but satisfying to bring them back to life.
     
  16. BS Slarver

    BS Slarver Formally known as Catskill Carver Skier

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    Great job but how’s your new machine after those skis ?
    Several shops I know would have turned them away or had a up charge for neglect.
     
  17. Mike Thomas

    Mike Thomas Whiteroom Pugski Sponsor

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    I'll bet the conversation went something like this:

    "I don't think they really need a tune, just the edges and some wax. I really don't ski them that much and don't want to spend much money."
     
  18. KingGrump

    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    Looks like a pair of Atomic LT 11 M with Neox binding. Probably 10 to 13 years old.

    The tune probably costed more than the skis are worth.
     
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  19. Jilly

    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    More likely....but these are my favourite pair of skis! Just make them go fast so I can keep up with my buddies!!
     
  20. RuleMiHa

    RuleMiHa Out on the slopes Skier

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    I would have lied and said I inherited them, no way would I cop to that level of neglect.:doh:
     
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