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Even if you’re ready to shred the gnar, your gear might be crying out for a tune-up. Shake off the summer’s accumulated pollen and aphids because today’s Groupon polishes you up for the slopes and keeps you slippery all winter: $30 gets you $60 worth of the tune-up services listed and more at Centre Ski & Bike.
You can apply the value of the value of this deal towards one of two options, listed below. Apply the remaining value to other goods and services in the shop.
- Ski Deluxe Tune-up and Ski-Binding Release Tests ($56 value): Restore your skis to slick and shiny newness. This tune-up includes sharpening edges, filling gouges, wet-belt sanding, then stone grinding in the bases and finishing with hot wax and buff. And they’ll work on your skis as well, hey-oh! For the ski-binding test, bring your boots and skis for the standard tests that binding manufacturers recommend be done every year or after every 15 days of skiing.
- Board “Renew” ($45 value): Rehab your snowboard. This renewing package includes sharpening edges, filling gouges, smoothing the base with a wet-belt sander, and finishing with a hot wax applicator and buffer.
You’re guaranteed to have some dough left over for a new set of poles, a few pairs of wicking socks, or maybe a stylish new set of goggles with optional laser and x-ray vision upgrades (available spring, 2014). Centre Ski carries scads of new and used winter sports gear and clothing, so you’ll be fully outfitted for the slopes. That should keep you whizzing down the double black diamonds like a greased roller skate on ice all winter. Centre Ski and Bike is located in Watertown, just a minute off the Mass Pike and is open seven days a week.
Note: You must bring in your skis or board by November 15, 2009.
The handful of Yelpers reviewing Centre Ski and Bike applaud the phenomenal service and reasonable prices: > * …he got me in a pair of used boots that were comfortable so that I’d be…very sure I’d be happy with that purchase…Totally recommended for great old-fashioned personalized customer service. – Michelle C. > * It’s a small ski shop but the prices seem competitive with the bigger places. The ski tune-ups are actually cheaper then [sic] ski market. – Nicole P. > * Very helpful, and a good inventory of used equipment reasonably priced. – jason a.
Summer Ski Opportunities
If your fearless, beautiful skis mournfully stare at you from the closet during those sticky summer months, maybe it’s time to break them out for an unseasonal adventure. Here are some ways to use your skis after Old Man Winter goes back into his crystal palace for 13 weeks of slumber:
- Plant them in the front yard and use them as poles for windsocks to annoy the heck out of your next-door neighbor Bradford.
- Use them to stir the processing vats at the high-end jams and jellies plant where you work beside Bradford, who is your immediate supervisor, despite being two years younger than you and ignorant of the difference between apple butter and apple preserves.
- Plan a company ski trip to the year-round ice slopes of Saturn’s moon, Titan, but “accidentally” forget to invite Bradford. While you’re there, discover pools of surface-level liquid, which, upon microscopic examination, contains protozoa with a structure that is wholly alien, yet inarguably the product of evolutionary biology. Return to Earth to discuss your discovery with Time magazine. Call Bradford on unrelated matters, but don’t mention the article. He knows.
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