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Old 03.02.2011, 20:44
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Never take your snowboard to migros for a service

I took my board to migro Monday last week, it was supposed to be back on Thursday but guess what it wasnít. So I went back on Monday STILL not back. So I went back today. Yippee my board has finally been found but erm sorry those are NOT my bindings.
Well to cut a long story and many harsh words short Migro have lost my bindings. So they have lent me a new pair of crap chepo bindings for the weekend and the promise that they will try and find my bindings. They have set the new bindings completely wrong and tightened the screws so much I am now screwed because I cannot get the bindings off to reset them.
I am so mad I could scream. I am also really stuck as I am going boarding tomorrow which means wasting time trying to find some nice person in a rental shop to help me unscrew these bindings. Uuuuugggghhhhh
NEVER NEVER NEVER take your board or skies to Migro for a service as there is no guarantee that you will get them back
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Old 03.02.2011, 20:51
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I took my board to migro Monday last week, it was supposed to be back on Thursday but guess what it wasnít. So I went back on Monday STILL not back. So I went back today. Yippee my board has finally been found but erm sorry those are NOT my bindings.
Well to cut a long story and many harsh words short Migro have lost my bindings. So they have lent me a new pair of crap chepo bindings for the weekend and the promise that they will try and find my bindings. They have set the new bindings completely wrong and tightened the screws so much I am now screwed because I cannot get the bindings off to reset them.
I am so mad I could scream. I am also really stuck as I am going boarding tomorrow which means wasting time trying to find some nice person in a rental shop to help me unscrew these bindings. Uuuuugggghhhhh
NEVER NEVER NEVER take your board or skies to Migro for a service as there is no guarantee that you will get them back
Be careful trying to get the bindings off. Make sure the screw driver is big enough or you'll strip the heads and have real trouble getting them off later.
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Old 04.02.2011, 15:05
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Re: Never take your snowboard to migros for a service

Rent a board at the piste, keep the receipt and present it to Migros customer services on your return. Remain smiley and don't budge until you're happy.

Migros aren't all bad.
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Old 05.02.2011, 09:24
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Re: Never take your snowboard to migros for a service

Was not too bad in the end, I managed to reset the bindings ok.
Had a great day on the slopes yesterday, was a bit like trying to board in someone elseís shoes but at least did not spoil the day.
Just hope Migros have my nice bindings back by Monday since they are worth 3x times these cr4p ones. And I will never let them touch my board again.
Ah well, allís well after a good day boarding
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Old 05.02.2011, 10:53
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Re: Never take your snowboard to migros for a service

Well, I had twice good experience with Migros Sports in my small neck of woods. I guess it must have been not so busy time of the year and everytime they did a good job. Service might vary from branch to branch. Hope they will find your bindings though and rectify the problem.
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Re: Never take your snowboard to migros for a service

So 1 guy in 1 migros makes a screw up and you condem the whole of the Migros chain, isn't this a bit radical ?

I fully agree what has happened to you is not nice, nor should it ever happen, but the Migros is an outlet for quantity rather than quality.
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Old 05.02.2011, 13:37
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Re: Never take your snowboard to migros for a service

Most of these stores send the snowboards to a central location for servicing. So it does make sense, if you're annoyed with the service at one, to boycott all.
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Re: Never take your snowboard to migros for a service

Must say I am very glad I have a good friend who has tons of experience and whom I can trust entirely. I'd always prefer to take my gear to a small owner shop who won't be able to pass the buck. And they are not necessarily more expensive. I prefer to buy from him as well, as the small extra cost (if any- I buy out of season and he gives me an excellent discount), as I know I can rely on him to sort any problem out and do good servicing. You pays your money ...
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Old 18.03.2011, 15:04
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Re: Never take your snowboard to migros for a service

I was just going to open a new thread asking for recommendations on where to get my board serviced (decent gash from a rock) but found this thread. Instead of Migros, can someone recommend another shop in Zurich? I think I just need a wax.
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Old 18.03.2011, 15:08
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Re: Never take your snowboard to migros for a service

Intersports, Athleticum, Dosenbach Sports, and finally Migros Sports XX (Wettingen)
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I was just going to open a new thread asking for recommendations on where to get my board serviced (decent gash from a rock) but found this thread. Instead of Migros, can someone recommend another shop in Zurich? I think I just need a wax.
The forum's full of threads about this. Here for example
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Re: Never take your snowboard to migros for a service

Hi
Moonrider is a fantastic snowboard shop but am not sure if they do services, however would surly know.
http://www.moonrider.ch/
All Migros send their boards to a central place for services apparently itís this place that lost my bindings. They deny it and say itsí the migros shop so neither will reimburse me and weíre still having a big fight. Honestly steer clear of the place itís north worth the risk even if itís a 1 in a million chance if it does happen youíre the one that looses out as there is no help from them
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Re: Never take your snowboard to migros for a service

My daughter went to school in the mountains and she and all her classmates used to service their skis and boards themselves, unless they managed to persuade a parent to do it for them. They seemed to think it was part of the whole snowsport thing.
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Re: Never take your snowboard to migros for a service

Migros services skis and boards? I would never let them even look and my NeverSummer. Live and learn, but seriously you should of known better.
Its like taking your car to the gardners for an oil change, or taking your snowboard to the grocery store for a .......oh damn.
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My daughter went to school in the mountains and she and all her classmates used to service their skis and boards themselves, unless they managed to persuade a parent to do it for them. They seemed to think it was part of the whole snowsport thing.

Two saw horses, and old iron, a scraper, a stick of all temp wax, an edge block, a stick of p-tex and a few youtube videos and your good to go.
Dont worry if its not perfect, after a run or two it will be. And its VERY hard to mess up your board when you do it yourself. (unless you go crazy trying to get edges you could shave your face with)
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Migros services skis and boards? I would never let them even look and my NeverSummer. Live and learn, but seriously you should of known better.
Its like taking your car to the gardners for an oil change, or taking your snowboard to the grocery store for a .......oh damn.
Migros owns a chain of sport shops call "Migros Sport XX". I am quite sure the OP did not bring his board to the supermarket you are thinking of... but probably the snow board department.
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Two saw horses, and old iron, a scraper, a stick of all temp wax, an edge block, a stick of p-tex and a few youtube videos and your good to go.
Dont worry if its not perfect, after a run or two it will be. And its VERY hard to mess up your board when you do it yourself. (unless you go crazy trying to get edges you could shave your face with)
Easy enough to do - but in the average Swiss apartment, the wax stains on the carpets or parquet could prove a lot more expensive then paying for a service
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I would never let them even look and my NeverSummer.
The Legacy rocks

We use Bananas in Arosa. Drop the board in 1 week - pick it up the next - nicely serviced. They're also a NeverSummer dealer. If you are an NS owner - they'll let you test-ride the new boards if you are looking to get a new one!
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Migros owns a chain of sport shops call "Migros Sport XX". I am quite sure the OP did not bring his board to the supermarket you are thinking of... but probably the snow board department.
I understand this but they also sell junk boards, nice skis, but thier board selection is crap. Anyways the point is never send your skis or board to chain store or anywhere else where they send it to a central location. Mostly because multiple people will be handling your stuff without any care in the world if it gets dropped or scratched. The less hands that touch it the better.

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Easy enough to do - but in the average Swiss apartment, the wax stains on the carpets or parquet could prove a lot more expensive then paying for a service
Painters plastic sheets catches all the wax. Plus to make it even less messy I tape a plastic bag on the tail and scrape all the wax into the bag. All the little stuff that doesnt make it into the bag is caught by the plastic sheets .

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The Legacy rocks

We use Bananas in Arosa. Drop the board in 1 week - pick it up the next - nicely serviced. They're also a NeverSummer dealer. If you are an NS owner - they'll let you test-ride the new boards if you are looking to get a new one!
I am on my 9th season (over 600 days) on a preimer. LOVE IT! Every year I look at my board and all the scuff marks and think "I need a new board" Then I ride it and think "why? It still rides like a dream" Sure the base is half full of p-tex and even has a base weld on it but it still rides like new. NS bombproofablitiy
However the new rock and camber technology looks promising. And if I try a new one then I will buy a new one. I am thinking about getting either an SL or a Heritage. The SL destroys EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING. Park, powder, trees, back country, high speed carving, cutting through the rough crap, it does it all. The heritage leans a bit more on the freeride scale but is still able to throw down in the park. If I had the money I would get the SL and the Summit split board. But for now I think my Preimer should last another season or two......or three or four......
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