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Alpine Ski Maintenance and Repair Paperback – April 1, 1989


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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Contemporary Books; Revised edition (April 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809247186
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809247189
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,786,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By +++ on September 30, 2002
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Technicals: about 140 pages, about 60 of them about maintenance (tuning) of skis, 20 pages on boot fit and maintenance, 15 pages on bindings, and about 5 on poles and goggles. Impression: the section on ski tuning and repair is very good, extensively illustrated and well explained. The tools and materials required for each operation are explained in great detail, and it seems to me (to the best of my limited knowledge of ski maintenance) that they did not change much since the book was published. The section on bindings is very generic and out-of-date. It gives some ideas what tools are used to install or move bindings, but the level of presentation is not even close to the level of discussion of ski tuning. Since bindings were so different 15 years ago, there is nothing about adjusting binding settings in this book that can be used. The section on boots is even more useless. Thus, if you are looking for a book on how to maintain and repair the bottom of your skis, you have found one; if you are looking for a manual how to deal with bindings or boots, keep on looking.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chuck Geek on April 7, 2012
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Was hoping to get info on ski tuning. Horribly out dated section on tuning. Tools and skis have chaned
Rest of book outdated too
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alison L. Jones on February 8, 2012
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This book was just what I was looking for. It breaks down the technical aspects of ski tuning and preparation into the basics for everyone from the novice to the experienced ski enthusiast. Prepared me for the task of purchasing used skis and accessories and for tuning and adjusting everything for every member of my family. Saved me a bundle and allowed me the satisfaction that everything is done right to get us on the slopes and keep us there as long as we want without being at the mercy of the Pro Shop and expensive ski equipment rentals. After spending a few bucks on some minor equipment for tuning, I purchased the skis and accessories and had everyone tuned and ready to go for not much more than it would have cost me to rent everything. All future trips are a bonus...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By stereo on August 15, 2011
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I've had some really bad experiences with the back shops, and really don't trust anyone with my edges anymore (yes, I do know a couple techs that are good, but...). Maintaining your skies is simple, and even if you don't do your own work, you should know this stuff. This book lays it all out in a very understandable manner. It helps with wax choices and why, why a cold wax is worse than worthless, how your edges should be cared for, how much to de-tune, etc.
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Good overview of ski maintenance, I was maybe hoping for a little more detail. Worth buying used if you get a good price.
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