cut and pasted from my thread to make one better one.
whats up guys, i'm not writing for this thread to have it made a sticky but instead to tell kids why the shops messed up there mount. so if the shop messed up your mount and you didn't do all of these things on my list or the ones i missed then its your own fault.
did you have them right down on the slip what your mount point was?
The reason for doing this is at larger ski shops the people who sell you your skis won't be the same ones mounting them and most of the time they won't know what your talking about and if they information doesn't make it back to the backroom your ski won't be mounted where you want it to be.
Did you draw a line on your skis if you wanted a mount other then a the lines already drawn on your ski?
The reason for doing this is that chances if you say +5 on a mount or some number like that, the guy mounting the skis is not going to waste his time measuring out your 5 cm's and that makes it past if he knows what +5 means in the first place. And if he's making minimum wage and there are many other skis to be mounted, he's just going to do your mount as fast as possible in hopes of getting off work earlier.
Did you explain the importance of where you wanted your mount?
I have found that when i go into ski shops and talk with the guys, they take me a lot more seriously if i know what i'm talking about and justifying it correctly. They will take you seriously and if they assume you don't know what your talking about, they'll assume you won't know a fucking difference if your mount is right place.
When i got my reno jibs mounted I told them them i wanted them mounted on the pink line, made sure it was written down on the slip, and told them why i wanted it mounted there. The guys listened, were kind of intrigued and then went and mounted them. I got exactly what i wanted. WHy? because I took all of the steps i possibly could have to make sure they didn't fuck it up.
So if your still bitching that your mount was fucked up, take a look back up to my 3 steps to a mount where you want it to be. Don't assume a shop will do something if you tell them to do it. ski shops are big and there can be miscommication that can keep your mount away from where yo