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  1. 04-01-2008, 09:17 PM#1
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    ANOTHER botched mount - REI this time

    Took my new LP's to REI to get them mounted. Said on the form "1cm back from boot center". Talked with the shop guy, said "1cm back".

    I get them back and they're mounted 1cm forward!

    Seems that the bad mount problem is not limited to small shops.

    How much should I ask for?

    I said a free remount and $300 cash and I'll be happy. They're calling me tomorrow.

  2. 04-01-2008, 09:21 PM#2
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    Sorry to hear that.

    But PSA to everybody:


    DRAW A LINE ON YOUR SKIS WITH A SHARPIE WHERE YOU WANT THEM MOUNTED!!!!!!!!!


    Jesus, how many botched mounts do we have to hear about before people take a small step to make sure these fuckups don't happen?

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  4. 04-01-2008, 09:33 PM#4
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    Exactly, phish.
    Shit, we freeballed mounts on the chair ramp at Hood between runs a few years ago, skiing with a drill in our packs.
    No pen, no jig. Straight eyeballing them. And they were fine.

    This rampant splurge of mounting fuckups reported here lately really irks my ass.
    It ain't rocket science, though most of these wannabe techs in the shops would love for the rest of us to think it is.

  5. 04-01-2008, 09:33 PM#5
    Quote Originally Posted by MOHSHSIHdView Post
    Uhh, I would be way more worried about Big shops. At least in my experience. Fuck, I have gotten my skis mounted in Marshals old kitchen. Doesn't get much smaller than that.


    Just imagine like 30 pairs of skis and many many binders in a 1bd apartment. True gear whorism at its finest!
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  6. 04-01-2008, 09:37 PM#6
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    Uhh, I would be way more worried about Big shops.
    Well, considering the mount fuckups here were all in small shops, I was just observing.

  7. 04-01-2008, 09:42 PM#7
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    Quote Originally Posted by davepView Post
    Sorry to hear that.

    But PSA to everybody:


    DRAW A LINE ON YOUR SKIS WITH A SHARPIE WHERE YOU WANT THEM MOUNTED!!!!!!!!!


    Jesus, how many botched mounts do we have to hear about before people take a small step to make sure these fuckups don't happen?
    That's what I do. Sharpie line fixes this problem really fast. As for other mounting problems like crooked mounts, who knows. But for position just mark it yourself.

    Sorry to hear about your boards though, that always sucks.
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  8. 04-01-2008, 09:51 PM#8
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    To correct this rash of mounting fuck ups, everyone needs to start demanding new skis when the shop asses up. No exceptions. If they won't pony up, sue their ass. What would you do if you hired a professional to roof your house and they nailed the bottom course on crooked or two inches above the edge? People in business to mount skis should do it right or pay the price.
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  9. 04-02-2008, 09:45 AM#9
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    Quote Originally Posted by davepView Post
    Sorry to hear that.

    But PSA to everybody:


    DRAW A LINE ON YOUR SKIS WITH A SHARPIE WHERE YOU WANT THEM MOUNTED!!!!!!!!!


    Jesus, how many botched mounts do we have to hear about before people take a small step to make sure these fuckups don't happen?
    Seconded.
    I put a line or two marks where I want boot center and point to it. "Here"
    Going to practice doing my own mounts on some old skis this spring/summer but too much of a pussy to drill into anything worth $

  10. 04-02-2008, 10:07 AM#10
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    Sharpie marking is the way to go.

    That being said, I wouldn't trust REI one bit with any mounting (or any very specific services for that matter). The "Garage Sale" area at the REI flagship store here in Seattle always has a bunch of skis for cheap with "Incorrect Mount" or "Bad Drilling" written on them.

    Some really knowledgeable people at REI (skiing and other depts) but it seems like for every star there are ten monkeys...

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    That being said, I wouldn't trust REI one bit with any mounting (or any very specific services for that matter). The "Garage Sale" area at the REI flagship store here in Seattle always has a bunch of skis for cheap with "Incorrect Mount" or "Bad Drilling" written on them.
    Given that most of the "bad mount" stories here are about small shops, it seems like you can't trust anyone.

    However, I will say that going to a big company like REI for a mount means that if it goes bad, they instantly hop to it and say "Let me get the manager. You want new skis, we buy new skis. You want us to take cash out of the register, no problem" - without me even asking about it first!

    Other small places seem to be more like "Oops. We'll just remount that for ya, no problem. What? New skis? STFU, you're lucky we even talk to you" and the maggot has to go through all sorts of runaround, gather evidence, and threaten court to even get them to talk replacement.

    REI did say that they had gone all season without a fucked mount.
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  12. 04-02-2008, 10:34 AM#12
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    Quote Originally Posted by coreshot-tourettesView Post
    Given that most of the "bad mount" stories here are about small shops, it seems like you can't trust anyone.
    Have you been to Edgeworks? As far as I know, the owner, Matt, still does all the mounts.

    Just curious, what other small shops on the front range have messed up your mounts?

  13. 04-02-2008, 10:37 AM#13
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    Quote Originally Posted by encoreView Post
    Have you been to Edgeworks? As far as I know, the owner, Matt, still does all the mounts.

    Just curious, what other small shops on the front range have messed up your mounts?
    I've never had a bad mount until this one. I just read about other peoples' horror stories on TGR of other places in CO.

  14. 04-02-2008, 10:39 AM#14
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    heh
    REI also botched the mount on one of my legend pros too

    You definitely do not want them +1 at your size P

    they owe you new skis, period, and im inclined to believe that they will make it happen.
    otherwise, bring them receipt and tell them they owe you the cash for the full cost of what you paid for the skis.

    Then take said skis to edgeworks, get them remounted, and be happy for scoring a near free pair of some awesome skis.

    and to you naysayers
    I have had a great experience with the normal REI i usually goto when i have needed a mount in the past I wasnt able to do or just didnt have time for. Now I do all of mine. The Tech at the Lakewood store, off of Wads knows his stuff and has always done good mounts for me (His name is Dave)
    The reason why I went to that other REI (Englewood) for the mount that they screwed up was because the Lakewood store had just gotten rid of all their ski mounting stuff for the season.

    however, P, when you called me on Sunday and said you were at REI, I was a little afraid for you
    bummer

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    when you called me on Sunday and said you were at REI, I was a little afraid for you
    Hah!

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    REI must staff retarded people because they fuck up 67.9 percent of all their mountings
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    well, in the three years i've been skiing i bet i can ski most anything those 'pro's' i listed can, probably

  17. 04-02-2008, 11:20 AM#17
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    I've had skis mounted at REI in reno and absolutely no problems with them and its cheaper then in Truckee.

    REI has the best customer service I've ever had, I'm sure you will get hooked up. I would think new skis.

  18. 04-02-2008, 11:29 AM#18
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    My first ever mount was a pair of brand new karmas. It came out fine. The ultimate solution to all these mounting issues is to mount your own stuff. Doesn't mean you won't fuck up but then at least its nobody's fault but yours.

    Besides after 2 mounts you have already paid for the drill bits and tap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coreshot-tourettesView Post
    Took my new LP's to REI to get them mounted. Said on the form "1cm back from boot center". Talked with the shop guy, said "1cm back".
    I understand the confusion. You know what the guy did? He made a mark on the boot 1cm back from boot center, then lined that up with the mark on the ski.

    voilà!! Your bindings are one centimeter forward! I'd be pissed too, but you can't assume that a guy at a department sporting goods store knows what you are thinking.

    That's why anyone that is way into skiing should learn to mount their own. It's really not that hard, and with a small amount of digging, you can get your own jig. The only other things that are required are a pozidrive screwdriver and a binding specific bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yooperView Post
    I understand the confusion. You know what the guy did? He made a mark on the boot 1cm back from boot center, then lined that up with the mark on the ski.

    voilà!! Your bindings are one centimeter forward! I'd be pissed too, but you can't assume that a guy at a department sporting goods store knows what you are thinking.
    Uh, no. The only mark is on the ski, 1cm forward. On the form is written, "Mount 1cm back from center mark". I even asked for the shop tape measure, and with the guy that mounted them standing there, I found the center mark and measured 790mm from the tail and pointed to the mark on the tape and said "right there, 1cm back from the center". I thought with all of those confirmation steps things would be fine, so I didn't ask for a Sharpie.

    Shaddup with saying "you idiot, he can't read your mind" when you don't have all the information.

  21. 04-02-2008, 11:56 AM#21
    You took your skis to the WalMart of the Outdoor Industry, REI, and are bitching they got screwed up?

  22. 04-02-2008, 12:09 PM#22
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh ConwayView Post
    You took your skis to the WalMart of the Outdoor Industry, REI, and are bitching they got screwed up?
    As opposed to you - you, of course, pay a mere six pack to a secret local shop run by bare-breasted Lange girls with magical jigs and gold-plated taps, and turnaround is 30 minutes and includes an oil massage with a happy ending.

    Yes, I'm fully aware how much my binding mounting shop choice sucks compares to yours. I am fully in awe of your wisdom and bro-brah hookups. I am not worthy, truly.

    Fucker.

  23. 04-02-2008, 12:20 PM#23
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    Um, REI? Your going to want to not do that.

    I use Edgeworks in Denver and occasionaly CO Ski and Golf if I just bought something there. So far I have not had any problems (knocking on wood, now knocking on wood again just to make sure).

    I am picking up my re-mounted Mantras from Matt at Edgeworks in about one hour. I will let you know how it turned out. I can't personally phathom taking my skis to REI, their ski deparment does not inspire confidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davepView Post
    Sorry to hear that.

    But PSA to everybody:


    DRAW A LINE ON YOUR SKIS WITH A SHARPIE WHERE YOU WANT THEM MOUNTED!!!!!!!!!


    Jesus, how many botched mounts do we have to hear about before people take a small step to make sure these fuckups don't happen?
    yes, but what is the thickness of a sharpie line....1mm? 3mm? do you mount in the front of the sharpie line? the back?

  25. 04-02-2008, 12:23 PM#25
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    I've never had a problem with REI's mountings, and this is my 4th REI mount. pech above has said much the same. I don't live in Denver, so Edgeworks isn't right down the road.

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Mounting Fees

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@Xela, I'm sure you are kidding, but the price would not likely be $10. The liability waiver, indemnification list and certification of techs is already keeping the cost down as it (hopefully) is deterring frivolous law suits.

It takes me about 20 minutes to mount a pair of new skis and test them; I measure twice, drill once. At $10 per M&T, I'd be generating $30 an hour (best circumstances). That doesn't leave the shop owner much room for profit. For remounts you can easily add 10 minutes just for removal of the bindings and filling the old holes. Then you have to determine where the binding can be remounted without conflicting with old holes. Plates are becoming a bit of an issue these days as some are 'hostage' requiring you to use the binding that the plate was designed for. This makes the mounting trivial as they are pre-drilled for pre-determined mounting points BUT if someone brings in a ski with a hostage plate and a binding that isn't compatible there is a lot of hand-holding explaining why they need XYZ binding for XYZ plate. Then there are the problems of some plates now incorporating metal sections and of course the inevitable plate mounting screws; both these scenarios require careful planning to make sure the binding gets mounted appropriately without conflicting with the plate's screws.

So for as easy as mounting bindings seems to be, for mounts other than on brand new skis, there are lots of things that can complicate it.

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Jigs aren't cheap either. Especially when manufacturers refuse to make a universal width. New binding comes out, and we need not one, but 2 jigs, as one only goes up to 95mm and the other up to 130mm. At a cost of $150 each. Drill bits wear quickly, come in different sizes (which to use is not always obvious, sometimes a call to the manufacturer is required) and when doing a remount right, it takes me 45 minutes. I don't want to screw up a pair of skis, and moving the new binding to the correct location (as to not overlap the old holes but to be as close to center as possible) takes care. Each jig is different, they aren't foolproof, and mistakes can be made (hence the REI comment above). I do think those rates are very reasonable, especially in a world where people pay $39.95 to get their oil changed, which is a 15 minute job.

 

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Cost to get bindings mounted?

ThaLoraxExcept nobody uses those machines.


A good shop will and SHOULD use an ASTM torque test machine. I'd say $25-35 is the most fair price for a shop that does a good job. $10-20 for the mount $10-20 for the torque test. The drill bits and drill aren't that expensive, but the mounting jigs and especially the torque machines are.

People don't realize what a shop SHOULD do in order to cover their ass and to do a good job. I've worked for a shop that has been sued by a customer that tore the shit out of his knee and claimed we didn't set it up right. That binding company sent one of their lawyers out to cover our asses because they know we do a legit job. A good shop should examine everything before doing the mount, ski, binding, and especially the boot. I can't tell you how many times people come in with boots that have the heel and toe so ridiculously worn down or a boot that's so old that you know the first time they flex into it, that it's just going to explode. I could have easily turned so many people away but instead I turned those into sales, which may seem like I'm taking advantage of the customer but overall, it's the right thing to do and the safest thing to do.

Too many shops just mount, test, and give the ski back to the customer. Advising people about the age of their boots, the worn out heel and toe, and not only that but when people come in with a killer deal they got on a binding that's 7 years old and just to be able to tell them that it more than likely won't be on the indemnified list in 5 years. There's way more people that get skis mounted that aren't part of the "newschool" movement than there are that are part of it and those are the ones that need the most education with the exception of all us gear whores that need new shit all the time or literally just wear the crap out of our gear.

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