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Seattle Ski & Snowboard Tuning, Waxing, Binding Mounting & Repairs

 
 
evo Seattle Ski and Snowboard Shop Services

About evo's Seattle Ski and Snowboard Tuning, Waxing, Binding Mounting & Repairs:

If you are in the Seattle area you can bring your gear into our Seattle store to get it worked on. Below is a list of the services we offer and prices. Give us a call at 206.973.4470 or just stop on by with your gear. We usually turn gear around super fast but depending on the time of year service levels fluctuate.

As the leaves begin to change color and fall... thoughts of a cold powdery winter begin to saturate our minds. These thoughts take over all of our actions, and we become obsessed with preparing for winter. It’s time to think about getting ready to go into the mountains. All of us at the evo service shop understand these needs. We are ready to prep your skis and snowboards for the long powder filled days or grey-bird groomers. Located in the basement of evo’s flagship store in Seattle, our crew is in full swing tuning and waxing for the coming season.

Unexpected core shot last year, dry bases, slow skis, we can help that and more -

  • Our Seattle crew specializes in ski and snowboard mounting, binding adjustments, tuning, and hand waxing.
  • Trouble with your boots? We can help get ski boots dialed in, too.
  • Plus, new this year, we have demo gear! You can test out this year’s skis and bindings.

As an evo Tech, I love to see the excitement people have when I give them their gear, all ready to ride, knowing that I’m getting another person in the mountains to enjoy their passion...the snow.


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Ski and Snowboard Shop Services Pricing
evo's Machines

Our Machines:

evo's Seattle store takes pride in every piece of equipment we work on. The tunes and mounts are all done by hand with the assistance of our Wintersteiger machines, which include: Wintersteiger Micro 90 to flatten and structure skis, Trim Disc to sharpen and polish edges, Polyman to fill scratches, a Skitronic to test bindings, and a Wax Jet to put a fresh coat of wax on the freshly mounted skis.

Between our people and our machines, your gear will be ready for the winter. Just bring your gear down to evo and we will help you pick out a service that fits needs.

This beast has three functions; it flattens the ski or snowboard, sharpens the edge of the ski or snowboard, and puts structure (think treads in a tire) in the ski or snowboard. We work through a series of belts to flatten and make your equipment smooth.

From there, we side edge your ride to sharpen the edges. This allows for a smooth, predictable and consistent ride.If the customer upgrade to the performance tune we will run the skis or snowboard over the stone and add structure to the ski.

This machine is the work horse of the shop; it's responsible for the majority of the evo tunes.
We use this for a “higher end” edge finish. It’s a ceramic disc that will cut/polish the edge to the precise bevel set by the technician.

This is considered a finish machine and is used to make a remarkably sharp smooth edge after the base of the ski has been flattened with the stone…your skis or snowboards will cut through the snow and ice like a hot butter knife and give you incredible edge hold.
The Polyman is used to fill all the minor and major scratches in the bases of ski/snowboards. We can fill with black or clear P-Tex to make the flaw blend in with your base.

This gun melts the P-Tex at just the right temperature so it will hold up to the elements. We use it to fill anything from core shots to small scratches so we don't have to grind the base of the equipment as much, which will preserve the life of your gear.
We use this to test the function of a ski binding after we have mounted or adjusted a binding.

Every binding that we work is run through this machine so we can ensure it is functioning as designed and certified for your safety. 
Used to make sure all the new boards go out the door with a fresh coat of wax. For normal hot waxes and tunes, we hand hot-wax with an iron and scrape it, giving each ski and snowboard a personal touch for the best quality ride. 
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Ski Mounting & Snowboard Mounting:

Standard Ski Mounting$45.00Measure and mark mout location, set jug, drill ski, add glue in holes, mount bindings, adjust forward pressure, set DINS, function test binding, belt wax.
Re-Mounting$50.00Glue and lpug old holes, determine best mounting location, set jig, drill ski, add glue in holes, mount bindings, adjust forward pressure, set DINS, function test bindings, belt wax.
Binding Adjustment & Test$20.00Adjsut binding to the boot, set DINS, and function test, belt wax.
Standard Snowboard Mounting$20.00Mount bindings to board and adjust straps.
 

Ski Tuning & Snowboard Tuning:

Edge & Wax$25.00Side edge, detune, hand wax, and scrape.
Hot Wax$15.00Hand wax the ski or snowboard, scrape extra wax off, polish base
Basic$40.00Belt grind base, side edge, hand wax and scrape.
Deluxe$50.00Minor Ptex, belt grind base, side edge, hand wax and scrape.
Performance$65.00Minor Ptex, belt grind base, side edge, stone grind finish structure, ceramic edge finish, hand wax and scrape.
 

Backcountry:

Skin Trim$30.00Cut the skins to match the ski profile, and attach tip and clips if needed.
Splitboard Binding Mount$30.00Mount binding pucks to riders angles and width, install tour mode and heel risers, adjust binding to fit boot.
 

Repairs:

Ptex$10.00Starts at $10
Core Shot/Base Weld$10.00Starts at $10
Edge RepairEstimate Only 
Base PatchEstimate Only 
Epoxy Work$15.00Starting at $15
Hourly Shop Rate$60.00 
 

Terms explanation:

Belt Hot Wax - An automated machine driven process the leaves your ride fresh and ready. The basic quick wax. (wax applied by heated belt, scraped, and buffed)

Hand Hot Wax - The hand wax offers a fine attention to detail that can't compare to a heartless machine. We'll be sure to cover those hard to reach places. For the hand wax, we use temperature specific wax that is applied by iron and thoroughly heated, cooled, scraped, and then brushed with a bronze brush. Then it's brushed again with nylon and finally horse hair. Very thorough.

Belt Grind -  The belt grind is a form of base flattening using 5 different gritted lubricated belts. It removes imperfections; it also smoothes and flattens out base of ski or board so you're reducing friction and getting a smooth ride.

Edge Grind -  Our edge grind is a form of side edge beveling and sharpening that leaves your edges in prime condition for tearing through snow. In addition this process also removes oxidation and knicks any burrs off edges by grinding the ski or snowboard against a lubricated beveled belt.  The result is edges that perform better and last longer.

Stone Grind -  The stone grind tells you everything about your tune. A good structure or pattern can allow you to glide in that spring slush or relieve your skis from sticking in that dry cold sticky snow that we rarely have in the PNW. The easiest way to think about structure is to compare it to the treads on a tire. The treads on a car tire are there to move water out from under the tire and give you traction just like what structure does for your ski or board! Heat naturally occurs as you glide along on your bases; that heat creates a suction and if you have the right structure and wax for the current conditions you will glide through the different conditions effortlessly.

Ceramic Edge Grind - Edge beveling, polishing and sharpening using an automated machine that grinds the side and base edge of the ski or board using a lubricated ceramic stone that hardens the metal in your edges which makes them last longer and more resiliant to unseemly encounters with rocks and the like.

De-Tune - This is the Process of dulling your ski/snowboard edges at the tip and tail. Although some people find the concept of de-tuning counter-intuitive, it is actually performed as a means of reducing the ski’s tendency to grab the snow in the middle of a turn. If you have a tendency to “catch an edge,” your skis may need a bit of de-tuning. Also many park and pipe riders like their ski or board to have a "heavy de-tune" so they don't catch edges on boxes or rails and some just want that "buttery" feel. Ask for a "heavy de-tune"

Minor P-tex - Up to 4" of p-tex drip candle applied to fix gouges and scrapes on the base that do not penetrate completely through the base material.

Base Weld - When a rock or other element damages the bottom of your ride, it can leave a deep enough impression in your base to expose the ski or snowboard's core. This is affectionately known as a core shot. The process of fixing a core shot involves heating, laying and compressing new base material into the repaired area to seal from water and protect the core of the ski or board from the elements so your ride will propel you down the mountain consistently for years to come.