Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Coal creek canyon, Co
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Tune shop questions
I just realized that there is no tune shop anyplace around my local hill, not even at the hill itself. The town close to it is pretty small, so retail space would probably be cheap. I'm going to scout around after my patrol meeting Sat. I've been a business owner for years, however this time of year is always very slow for me. Most of my main operations are shut down right now. I could probably fund starting a tune shop, but I have a few questions if anyone knows.
How long does it take to hand wax a board after you get good at it? I've never done it, just watched a lot of videos. I'll do mine as soon as the wax I had put on it in Co. last year wears out.
Wax machines, are they that much faster? Is the quality any different, better or worse? How much do one of those cost?
I assume that waxing, tuning, and repairing skis are essentially the same as snowboards?
I was also kind of thinking about a mobile deal. I have an enclosed equipment trailer and generators. Any down side to this? The reason I thought of this is because the season is short, and keeping a shop open, or retaining the space in the off season would be hard. The main advantage of a storefront is I could possibly get into retail also.
I'm thinking all I really need to start is some vices, a couple sets of scrapers, irons, edge files, wax, p-tex, some kids to work there for 8 bucks an hour so I can goof off at the hill most of the day lol.
Any thoughts, pros, cons, words of wisdom or info would be most appreciated.