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Old 12.11.2007, 09:41
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Where do you get your skis serviced?

I need to get the skis sharpened and waxed before the season starts.

Anyone got specific recommendations for where is the best place to go to get this done?

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Old 12.11.2007, 10:03
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Re: Where do you get your skis serviced?

I took mine into http://amalgan.com/ just near LangStrasse. They sent the skis away to another place to do the actual service. They came back looking pretty good.

But if you are just looking at getting the edges cleaned up, without requiring major surgery to the bases, pretty much any place that has a machine, or sends away to a place that has a machine will do a good job. It's all so automated now that it is hard to get it wrong. Though the roll on wax machines don't do as good a job as the good old iron. But if you are that worried about waxing the bases I would asume that you do that yourself.
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Re: Where do you get your skis serviced?

Manor will do it for 50chfs if you want somewhere easy to reach. My personal plan is to get it done on the day in a shop on the slopes. That only cost 20 last year (was Laax that time).
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Re: Where do you get your skis serviced?

I'm new to owning my own ski's this year.
I just bought them a month ago but when you buy new ski's do they have to be waxed and sharpened or is this something you only get done after a month or so of using them?
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Re: Where do you get your skis serviced?

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Manor will do it for 50chfs if you want somewhere easy to reach. My personal plan is to get it done on the day in a shop on the slopes. That only cost 20 last year (was Laax that time).
hi Daniel. How long does it take to do when you are at the ski resort anyways? just a few mins?

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I need to get the skis sharpened and waxed before the season starts.

Anyone got specific recommendations for where is the best place to go to get this done?

TIA.
We have an annual trip to Einsiedeln to get our skis serviced (Wiesel Kälin near the trainstation). They are excellent and it's a real personal service. Most of the staff speak English and are there year after year so they must enjoy working there.

OK, so Einsiedeln is a bit off the beaten track but there is a big Migros a stone's throw from the shop where you can get all your weekly shopping while your skis are being pampered and if they're still not ready, there's a fab tea-shop a couple of doors down.
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I'm new to owning my own ski's this year.
I just bought them a month ago but when you buy new ski's do they have to be waxed and sharpened or is this something you only get done after a month or so of using them?
They should be ready to ski. However that assumes they've been detuned - edges blunted at the tip and tail, but left sharp in the middle. If you run your thumnail across the edges you should notice the difference by how much nail you can scrape off or check back with the shop. It makes turning tricky if it hasn't been done, but I would expect it to have been done.
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Re: Where do you get your skis serviced?

Intersport or Oschner always provide a good service at a reasonable price.
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They should be ready to ski. However that assumes they've been detuned - edges blunted at the tip and tail, but left sharp in the middle. If you run your thumnail across the edges you should notice the difference by how much nail you can scrape off or check back with the shop. It makes turning tricky if it hasn't been done, but I would expect it to have been done.
I think they should be ok. they feel sharp on the edges. i guess they would come from the manufacturer ready sharpened. If not someone suggested that they can do this cheaply at the ski resorts. Turning is an absolute necessity for me as its my only way i know how to stop so far, turning back up hill

Just on an aside, I don't know if anyone has checked out Aldi in Oerlikon yet. They have some really good cheap ski items but the quality seems to be really good.
I picked up a ski jacket and trousers for 89chf and ski poles for 17chf. The ski jacket and pants seem to be very good quality and have lots of pockets, braces for the pants and waist/ankle covers to keep the snow out. the jacket even has this little pocket for the ski lift card which also contains a little cloth on a stretchy cable for your ski glasses.

I'll let you know how they hold up on my first ski this year.
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Re: Where do you get your skis serviced?

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I'm new to owning my own ski's this year.
I just bought them a month ago but when you buy new ski's do they have to be waxed and sharpened or is this something you only get done after a month or so of using them?
Yes, they do have to be waxed - unless the shop you bought them from has done that for you. I doubt it, because you generally wax according to type of snow (wet and sticky or dry and powdery etc.) or just "universal" conditions (whatever that may mean). Seriously, if you wax your skis, they're faster, easier to ski on and more fun.
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Re: Where do you get your skis serviced?

You can wax them yourselves. A brand I know of is Togo. Available in Migros sports departments - instructions should be on the pack. Or ask a salesperson.
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