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Old 01-08-2010   #11
Golden, Colorado
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They owe you new skis, especially if you ski hard. Nobody needs an extra set of screw holes in their skis. I've snapped a ski at the binding and I've seen a few of my friends do it too.

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Old 01-08-2010   #12
lookout mnt., Colorado
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just got back from the shop, Green Mountain Sports in lakewood. first off, they offered me a new pair of skis. second, it was the jig and not any one at the shop's fault. new jig that was defective, everything looked good on the jig, the rubber bumpers, ect. must have been screwed up when it was made. we put the jig on my skis as well as another pair in the shop and measured them and they were off. needless to say that jig is no longer in use. i decided to go for a remount, slightly forward and if it does not work out or i don't like the way they ski they are going to hook me up. i want to thank corky and everyone at green mountain sports for being a great shop! mike catura

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Old 01-08-2010   #13
thornton, Colorado
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You are too nice!!! That is OK. I would have taken the new skis.
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Old 01-08-2010   #14
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Sounds like they did the right thing in offering you new skis.....I'm sure it was a weird mishap (it's toooo easy to trust those jigs!!!). Good job to GM sports.

It's one thing to mount too far forward/back, it's a little different if they off-mount to the side. There's no way your bindings (if the same are used) will mount well to that ski with only an eighth of an inch'll bust your binding off in no time. I bet you'll never notice a difference in performance with the bindings remounted slightly forward (just make sure the new holes aren't too close to the old and that the old are filled with epoxy with adequate time to set before re-mounting).

I will embarrassingly admit that when I tech'd, I made a mistake similar to this......on a pair of skis that were discontinued......OUCH. Only mistake I ever made in thousands of mounts. Dude got new skis.........and he got to keep the skis I jacked.
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Old 01-10-2010   #15
C B, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1992
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sounds like you should just suck it up SKID!!!!!!!!
i'm sure your Colo. blood could turn any ski however they where mounted.
take them to a real shop CLIFFHANGERS!!!!!!! they are always on it.
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Old 01-10-2010   #16
lookout mnt., Colorado
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fuck those assholes at cliffhangers!!! those guys smoke way too much weed, they can't even scrap wax off a pair of skis.

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