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TheMagBumper 09-20-2016 01:09 AM

Best place in Vancouver area to get bindings mounted?
 
Hi all,

Just got some new skis and need to get bindings mounted. I'm looking for the absolute best quality outfit I can find even if the cost is high. I thought this would be a good place to get advice Any recommendations?

Thanks

Arnold 09-20-2016 01:38 PM

You are overthinking this. Any ski shop should be able to properly mount your bindings. Or you can even mount them yourself, like I did.

TheMagBumper 09-20-2016 03:45 PM

I definitely don't have the knowledge to try it myself. The Googling I did before posting here suggested it's not uncommon for shops to mess it up so don't want to take the chance.

Dru 09-21-2016 10:06 PM

MEC or VPO both do good jobs with backcountry skis. As a matter of fact the employee of another climbing shop where I bought my new skis last year specifically recommended those two despite them being technically competitors. That kind of recommendation cannot be purchased, only earned.

TheMagBumper 09-22-2016 12:28 AM

Thanks!

Aqua Terra 09-22-2016 01:09 AM

depends whos working that shift, like a restaurant.. usually very dependant/rated, on staff that services that time frame for you.

Summit Wind 09-26-2016 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aqua Terra (Post 750889)
depends whos working that shift, like a restaurant.. usually very dependant/rated, on staff that services that time frame for you.

I cannot stress this enough.

TheMagBumper 10-01-2016 10:58 PM

Tricky, feels like that's not something I can control. Looks like I'll just have to pick the place with the best rep and hope most of their guys are competent?

Arnold 10-02-2016 02:47 AM

You need to be slapped in the face real hard for wasting 2 weeks on this stupid worry of yours. Mounting bindings is a simple and dumbproof process. If you have a mounting jig, which the ski shops do, then anyone who can operate a drill and turn a screwdriver can do this in about 5-10 minutes. Worst case the shop will be liable for any screw ups.

Biffybee 10-02-2016 05:42 AM

I'm fussy about my skis (you have to be when heading out for a month to remote areas) and understand the OP's concern and question. Bryan Preston at the Vancouver MEC store used to be THE guy to mount your bindings, but he blew his elbows out a few years back and no longer does this. He recommends Dirk (same store).

Never fails to amaze me how trolls like Arnold like to advertise their arrogance and stupidity.

Dru 10-03-2016 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arnold (Post 752225)
You need to be slapped in the face real hard for wasting 2 weeks on this stupid worry of yours. Mounting bindings is a simple and dumbproof process. If you have a mounting jig, which the ski shops do, then anyone who can operate a drill and turn a screwdriver can do this in about 5-10 minutes. Worst case the shop will be liable for any screw ups.

hey Arnold, threats of violence are not cool. have a seven day temporary ban to chill out. if this doesn't fix your problem, longer bans (up to permanent) are available.

PaulB 10-12-2016 05:15 PM

Crystal Glide in North Van is top notch, and mounts lots of backcountry bindings.

Arnold 10-12-2016 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dru (Post 752465)
have a seven day temporary ban to chill out. if this doesn't fix your problem, longer bans (up to permanent) are available.

With under 1000 posts in 8 years, on a scale from zero to negative, how much do you think I really care?

Quote:

threats of violence are not cool.
Then you should ban yourself.

TheMagBumper 10-13-2016 10:56 AM

It all became too much for me. I decided to just fling my gear off the Lionsgate.

Dru 10-13-2016 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arnold (Post 753849)
With under 1000 posts in 8 years, on a scale from zero to negative, how much do you think I really care?

apparently just enough to guarantee you let the door hit you on the ass.


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