Having your bases stone ground and repaired on our Reichmann stone grinder ensures you will have the best base structure you can have for a silky smooth ride. Once we are through with your gear it will look absolutely new! Not all base grinds are the same. A stone ground base is when a ski is taken and ground on a ceramic stone. The stone is pre-dressed by a diamond tip cutting tool that the technician advances into the stone while it is turning. This creates a pattern on the stone which in turn is transferred to your ski base. This is what is referred to as structure and plays a very important role in ski glide and turn ability. A stone grind can be customized (the structure can be deep or shallow, long or short) so that the base glide is maximized for the type of skier you are and the conditions you ski in. For more info we suggest talking to our techs!
Services Info & Pricing
We have been tuning and repairing equipment since we opened our doors in 1976!
The Quality Of Our Work Is Guaranteed
If you have not tried a well tuned board or ski you will find a world of difference in edge grip, manoeuvrability and glide.
Over the years we have maintained our tradition of quality workmanship and service in all aspects of ski and snowboard tuning and repair. Personalized Custom Tuning means our techs will discuss with you your skiing style and skills to determine what kind of tune up you require.
❯ Ski and Snowboard Services
We use hot plastic welding and co-polymer bonding to ensure base repairs stick and look like new.
Edge sharpening and bevelling on our Wintersteiger ceramic disc edge and bevelling machine provides a precision edge second to none. Skis are manufactured with different edge bevels depending on how the ski was designed and what type of ski it is. In the old days, edges were usually at right angles which provided a good all round grip. Later, it was discovered if the base edge was bevelled on a slight angle (usually about ½ to 1 degree) the skis turned easier and in racing were faster. The side edge can also be bevelled so that it is sharper. The rule of thumb here is that a little goes a long way! The factors that determine your best edge are the type of skis, the terrain you like to ski on and your general all round technique. Our techs can advise you on what can work best for you.
There are basically two different methods of waxing skis and boards commonly used, machine hot wax and iron in. Both applications are valid. The type of ski base you have is what determines the best waxing method. In the most simple terms, there are two types of bases, extruded and sintered. Extruded bases are found on lower end skis designed for beginners and intermediates. They tend to be soft and glide moderately well. Since these bases don ‘t absorb wax well, they don’t require an iron in wax treatment. A machine wax will get your skis running well. A sintered base is more expensive to manufacture and is much more durable. They absorb and hold wax so much better than an extruded base. Using a hot iron in waxing method will ensure your base will glide and perform to its potential. Repeated waxing will help to condition your base and protect it from the elements. For storage or transport a good iron in wax left on the ski is recommended. For more information on waxing give our techs a call!
Our techs have repaired many an injured ski or snowboard over the years. Before you think your gear can’t take another core shot or rock, bring it to us and we will let you know if it is worth fixing. Skis and snowboards are made up of laminations of wood, metals, fibreglass, carbon and other natural or synthetic fibers. During manufacturing process epoxies are added and the product is pressed together in a mold using heat and pressure. Sometimes, even with normal use, these layers can separate and moisture can enter which causes further delamination. It is very important to get this repaired as soon as possible to prevent irreversible damage. In addition to separation of laminates, rocks may be encountered and “core” shots may occur (when base damage goes right through to the core). Here again we have the experience and the tools to make these repairs for you. Please note that dripping P-tex candles into core shots is only a temporary solution and does not hold well enough to prevent further moisture penetration and damage.
It is recommended that bindings be serviced once every 20 skier days, or once per season which ever happens first. At Ski Tak Hut we recommend that all alpine releasable ski bindings be tested to industry standards to ensure skier safety is maximized. This testing can only be done on a calibration machine and ours is a state of the art Wintersteiger binding tester. Bindings are mechanical devices and their performance characteristics change over time. It is important to have your bindings tested once per season or every 20 skier days, whichever comes first. A binding adjustment does not determine if your binding is functioning correctly, only that it is set to the manufacturers recommended setting for you weight, age, skier type, height and boot sole length. To determine correct functionality, the binding should be calibrated on an machine that can determine your binding is releasing within the proper safety ranges. These ranges are call DIN which is an industry standard norm. For more info about bindings please call us, we will be glad to help!
❯ Repairs Price List
|Ski tune (base grind, edge sharpen, wax)||$59||Incl. Minor Fills|
|Snowboard tune (base sand, edge sharpen, wax)||$55||Incl. Minor Fills|
|Kiddies Tune (130 cm or less)||$55||Incl. Minor Fills|
|X-Country Structure & Wax (machine grind)||$25|
|Hot wax (iron-in) & Deburr||$20|
|Hot wax (machine)||$10|
|Base grind only||$40|
|Edge sharpen only||$30|
|Alpine mount & adjustment||$20||$40|
|Alpine remount & adjustment||$30||$45|
|Snowboard mount & adjustment||$0||$20|
|Alpine touring or telemark mount||$30||$70|
|Alpine binding test||$15||$25|