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  1. #1
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    MOTHERFUCKING SHIT.

    New skis day for me! Woo hoo!

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    Pick them up (from pretty much the only shop that does any kind of volume/has experienced techs by me, Peter Glenn) and Iím like well, that doesnít look right at all.

    I taped the ďCandide boot centerĒ line on both skis when I dropped them off and said I want the factory rec for this one as with the surface area and sidecut on these, that actually skis more like a center mount.

    Nope. 3cm forward of that mark. Fuck.

    I have center mount park skis. I donít want another pair.

    Kid said I can redrill and plug the holes for you. Nope. Not going to work.

    So head tech now is involved and he is just trying to make a bad situation better and says heíll find new skis for me.

    Problem is, this was the last year for Faction Candides, and Iím not seeing more than one pair of 183s online.

    So if anyone has a line on any, please let me know. Iím trying to ski them over Thanksgiving.

    Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Obligatory "mount yer own fucking skis"

    https://www.powder7.com/Faction-Cand...-2022/for-sale

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    Mount your own skis. Jong.

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    Haven’t owned a mounting jig in 10+ years.

    I don’t have one of butter’s Stone grinders either.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post

    So head tech now is involved and he is just trying to make a bad situation better and says heíll find new skis for me.

    Problem is, this was the last year for Faction Candides, and Iím not seeing more than one pair of 183s online.
    So have him get you better skis

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    Wrong forum j0ng.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzworthy View Post
    So have him get you better skis
    There it is!

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    Take the plugs. Youíll never notice the plugs are there. Maybe ask them to throw in a few tunes or something if youíre feeling like squeezing them.


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  9. #9
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    Aww man, I saw the picture and was about to comment on your ďpark skisĒ and then read on. Sadly I have nothing to offer but condolences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    Obligatory "mount yer own fucking skis"
    BM2 it
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    I see a pack of BBQ skewers in your immediate future.. and a $200 ski shop gift card..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    You ski?
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    mount your own fucking skis.

    Short of that, you should have marked bootcenter on the skis with a sharpie. Doesnt everyone do this?

    Have them remount as you wanted and they should comp your mount. You will not notice, and by the time you think about selling the skis in 3+ years the skis will be old enough and beat enough that an extra mount will mean nothing to the resale value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riser4 View Post
    Wrong forum j0ng.
    You of all people should know there is only one true forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzworthy View Post
    So have him get you better skis
    Lol. Thing is, they could offer to buy me the most expensive pair of [insert brand here] and I still wouldn’t want them. I wanted these as they’re pretty much the only ski out there that is what I want - a full-camber burly all mountain bump ski with true twin tips.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neufox47 View Post
    Take the plugs. You’ll never notice the plugs are there. Maybe ask them to throw in a few tunes or something if you’re feeling like squeezing them.


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    This. And comp the mount of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neufox47 View Post
    Take the plugs. You’ll never notice the plugs are there. Maybe ask them to throw in a few tunes or something if you’re feeling like squeezing them.
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    This.

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    Take the remount, a rain check for a free tune to cover the loss in value, and donít be a bitch.

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    xWhatever on a remount. It'll bug you for a day or two, then you'll never think about it again.
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

  19. #19
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    Peter Glenn, ha! I bought my very first snowboard pants and jacket from there. The one on Roswell road IIRC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    You of all people should know there is only one true forum.
    Good. So they didn't screw up your sense of humor. Just your skis. Want some crackers to go with that Swiss cheese?

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    Quote Originally Posted by californiagrown View Post
    mount your own fucking skis.

    Short of that, you should have marked bootcenter on the skis with a sharpie. Doesnt everyone do this?

    Have them remount as you wanted and they should comp your mount. You will not notice, and by the time you think about selling the skis in 3+ years the skis will be old enough and beat enough that an extra mount will mean nothing to the resale value.
    Like I said in my original post I taped them and marked them exactly where I wanted them mounted.

    Since I am not in new skis every year anymore it is not practical from a cost standpoint or my time standpoint to have a full shop set up in my garage anymore, as nice as that would be.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Have them mounted correctly. Agree on a monetary value for their mistake and ski them.


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    Snowboarders don't know this pain.
    We just move our bindings to the other inserts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Like I said in my original post I taped them and marked them exactly where I wanted them mounted.

    Since I am not in new skis every year anymore it is not practical from a cost standpoint or my time standpoint to have a full shop set up in my garage anymore, as nice as that would be.
    I canít justify a full shop either, since I only get a new pair of skis every few years, but I do have a drill, a bit, and a printer

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Like I said in my original post I taped them and marked them exactly where I wanted them mounted.

    Since I am not in new skis every year anymore it is not practical from a cost standpoint or my time standpoint to have a full shop set up in my garage anymore, as nice as that would be.
    Tooooo many smoke breaks for the kid. Let them remount for no charge and let them give you a dozen pickle balls you can dole out to your older neighbors for good karma.

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