Ski & Snowboard Repair Shop
Bring your skis or snowboard into the store at any time for a fair and accurate quote. Base and edge repairs must be inspected by one of our technicians before being quoted. Turn around time for ski and snowboard repairs and tunes is 3-5 days.
Princeton Sports Pledge Tunes
All new skis and snowboards purchased from Princeton Sports come with free tunes (sharpen & wax) for the life of the product.
A brand new ski/snowboard comes with an excellent factory tune that should be ridden until it noticeably needs a sharpen and wax. Then we recommend giving your skis /snowboard a basic tune (sharpen & wax) every 3-5 days of full riding for optimal edge grip, slide, and control. More basic skis /snowboards are produced with lower-end extruded bases that do not hold as much wax. Comparatively, hardgood models featuring a sintered base will hold and release more wax for better speed and glide with less maintenance.
If you look at the base of your ski /snowboard and run your fingers along the surface from edge to edge, you will should see and feel a grain, like thin lines carved into the base from tip to tail. This is your base structure, and it is very pronounced on a brand new ski/snowboard, but will wear and flatten out with use, particularly under the contact points. As a base begins to loose its structure and the texture of this “grain” is lost, it will loose its ability to hold and wax. Even a well tuned ski/board without base structure will feel sticky and sluggish on the snow. A stonegrind will remove the old wax and regrind this structure back into the base of your ski/snowboard. We recommend active winter athletes get a stonegrind at least once at the beginning of each season.
For the ultimate tune put your skis/snowboard in our Hot Box to maximize wax impregnation! Our Hot Box is kept at the natural melting point of our base wax (about 120-130* F) and your base is left coated with liquefied wax for an extended period of time. The heat opens up the pores of the base to absorb the optimal amount of wax. We recommend getting a stone grind before the Hot Box to restructure your base for the best results. Hot Box can extend the life of your ski/snowboard, cut down the frequency of tunes, and improve the handling/maneuverability of your ski/snowboard.