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

 
 
evo Seattle Ski and Snowboard Shop Services

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

If you’re in the Portland area and it’s time to give your gear a little love, let evo in Portland be the place to help. Whether all you need is a wax job for the day or you need hand tuned edges, a fresh structure and a wax job that rips lips, we can do it all. Let one of our expert techs meticulously manicure your toys while you sit back and envision the righteous ripping that’s in your future.

Below is a list of prices and services that we offer. If you have a questions you can A) Give us a ring at: 503.972.5850 or B) Stop by with your gear. (FREE high fives come with option B).

Depending on the maintenance needs of your situation, we can usually get things turned around pretty quickly. However, wait times can fluctuate depending on the time of year and how hard the snow is falling. We understand that once the sun starts to hide and the snow starts to fall we as snow sliders have an innate necessity to prep for the upcoming season. Come visit us in the basement of the NEW evo in Portland and let us get you ready.

We not only specialize in ski and snowboard mounting, tuning, hand waxes and base and edge repairs, we specialize in boot fitting as well. evo has a complete boot fitting bar with the ability to do anything from liner molds to complete custom shells and insoles. Let one of our Master Fit certified boot fitters alleviate those pesky boot pains. As fellow owners of feet we know there is nothing more important than having a proper fitting boot.

- Ryan Beebe, Porltand Ski and Snowboard Service Shop Supervisor

 

evo's Machines

Our Machines:

evo's Portland 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 0/3 $50.00 Pricing if no items (ski, boot, binding) purchased at evo. Measure and mark mount location, set jig, drill ski, add glue in holes, mount bindings, adjust forward pressure, set DIN, function test binding, belt wax
Standard Ski Mounting 1/3 $35.00 Pricing if one of three items (ski, boot, binding) purchased at evo. Measure and mark mount location, set jig, drill ski, add glue in holes, mount bindings, adjust forward pressure, set DIN, function test binding, belt wax
Standard Ski Mounting 2/3 $20.00 Pricing if two of three items (ski, boot, binding) purchased at evo. Measure and mark mount location, set jig, drill ski, add glue in holes, mount bindings, adjust forward pressure, set DIN, function test binding, belt wax
Standard Ski Mounting 3/3 FREE Pricing if all three items (ski, boot, binding) purchased at evo. Measure and mark mount location, set jig, drill ski, add glue in holes, mount bindings, adjust forward pressure, set DIN, function test binding, belt wax
Re-Mounting $55.00 Glue and plug old holes, determine best mounting location, set jig, drill ski, add glue in holes, mount bindings, adjust forward pressure, set DIN, function test bindings
Binding Adjustment & Test $20.00 Adjust binding to the boot, set DIN, and perform function test
Standard Snowboard Mounting $20.00 Mount bindings to board and adjust straps
 

Ski Tuning & Snowboard Tuning:

Edge & Wax $25.00 Side edge, detune, hand wax, and scrape
Hot Wax $15.00 Hand wax the ski or snowboard, scrape extra wax off, polish base
Basic $45.00 Belt grind base, side edge, hand wax and scrape
Full $55.00 Minor P-Tex, belt grind base, side edge, hand wax and scrape
Pro $65.00 Minor P-Tex, belt grind base, side edge, stone grind finish structure, ceramic edge finish, hand wax and scrape
 

Backcountry:

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

Repairs:

Ptex $10.00 Starts at $10
Core Shot/Base Weld $10.00 Starts at $10
Edge Repair Estimate Only  
Base Patch Estimate Only  
Epoxy Work $20.00 Starting at $20
Hourly Shop Rate $80.00  
 

Terms Explanation:


Belt Hot Wax - An automated machine driven process that 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 the base of the 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 nicks or burrs from your 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 prevent 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 resilient 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 counterintuitive, it is actually performed as a means of reducing the ski’s tendency to "hook" during the 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" if this applies to you.

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.