So, to preface I got a one night job at a ski shop to help my dad w0ho works there (the Sportsman Chalet for Bellingham, WA NSers) to catch up on mounting bindings and doing tune jobs. I am not certified so I didn't do any hole drilling for bindings though I did all the waxing and tune jobs last night. Got paid $70 for 7 hours work. Was happy with that.
HOWEVER, slight rant at certain things in the ski world. I am not going to put this in Ski Gabber or Gear Talk as it really doesn't pertain to either and this seems like the best place for it:
-All binding companies in general. FUCKING CATCH UP! Skis are getting wider it seems like every fucking year. We went to put a pair of bindings on some Surface skis... the fucking jig to drill the holes couldn't fit so we had to jury rig something to make it fit. It's aggravating. Take this shit into account assholes. Same goes for the width of your brakes. A binding like a Duke or a Jester or a Griffon as well as the upper level Look and Dynastar and Rossi bindings should have the super wide brakes as a default IMO.
-To Rossi, Look, and Dynastar bindings. FUCK YOUR JIG. The asshole thing doesn't auto center itself and when it is 1:30 in the morning I really can't be arsed to monkey with it.
-To Line skis. I hate you, I really do. Great company and all that but goddamn is it annoying having a ski with a sheet of metal in it. Takes forever to drill through.