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Repair Shop
Repair Shop

Repair Shop

 


 

Professional Service and Repair for Skis and Snowboards


 

The tune shop at Next Adventure is your one-stop shop for all your ski repair and rental needs! Don't forget about our season leasing program, it always sells out fast!

 

Next Adventure Grand

The Next Adventure Tune Shop in Portland, OR

At our Southeast Portland location we focus on fast, while you wait service, with a high attention to detail. Many of our shop services we do on the spot, with wait times generally 30 minutes to 1 hour. You are allowed to drop off as well if you are in a hurry or do not feel like waiting. We ask all drop off customers pick up within 48 hours of their completion date due to limited storage space.

Next Adventure Sandy

The Next Adventure Tune Shop in Sandy, OR

While we offer the same speedy service as our Southeast Portland location, we also offer close parking, generally less crowds and wait time, as well as arguably the best stone grind finish in NW Oregon. At our Next Adventure Sandy location, we can provide you with a competition level race tune with our new Montana tuning machines.


SERVICE BASE PRICE ADD-ONS
Full Tune*
Includes base repair, stone grind, edge sharpen, and infrared wax.
$60 Race Service $25
Ceramic Edge $10
Race Wax $10
Core Shots $10 per inch
Quick Tune
Includes stone grind, edge sharpen and wax.
$40 Race Service $25
Ceramic Edge $10
Race Wax $10
Infrared Wax $5
Edge and Wax $25 Ceramic Edge $10
Race Wax $10
Infrared Wax $5
Infrared Wax $20 Race wax $10
Binding Test & Adjustment
Free with any ski purchase.
$20 You may want a Tune, Edge service, or wax at the same time!
Binding Mount*
Free with $300 spent on Skis, Boots or Binding, or combo of all 3.
$55
$20 for Cross Country gear
New skis come with a factory wax, but it never hurts to apply more! Always consider PHANTOM when purchasing new skis and bindings.
PHANTOM*
Talk w/ salesperson when you purchase new skis about discounted application rates!
$140
Includes Product
Full Tune $60
Quick Tune $40
Base Conditioner $40
Custom Work $1per minute Dig to win in our extensive collection of spare parts!

*Drop off service only, turn-around time fluctuates depending on business levels, usually 2-5 days.

 


 

Base Grinding and Tuning

Base grinding and tuning refreshes the base of your equipment, by grinding off a small amount of base material. We then finish the grinding process with a local condition’s specific “structure”. We can control the finish on the base of your equipment, fine tuning it to specific skiing styles, race events, and snow conditions.

 

Wintersteiger Sigma SBI

Our Wintersteiger Sigma SBI, located at our Southeast Portland store.

Montana Crystal SR

Next Adventure Sandy’s Montana Crystal SR is one of the highest quality stone grinders manufactured, and is used by World Cup level athletes and professional ski teams around the world.

 

 

 

Base Structure

Base grind structure

By changing the shape, depth, width, and steepness of the texture, we can achieve optimal performance for each skier type, in any snow condition.

Base grind structure

Next Adventure Sandy’s Montana Crystal SR is computer controlled and can create “Vario Patterns”. These structures are as beautiful as they are fast.

 

 

 

Base Repair

Next Adventure Tune Shop base repair equioment

We do repairs of standard damage to the bases of skis and snowboards. “Core Shots”, where damage has gone through the base material and to the core of a ski or board, will require a base weld, which costs roughly $10 per inch. We do not do major repairs like edge replacement, extensive epoxy work, or repair delaminations, due to labor costs and the fact that we cannot guarantee these types of repairs will be successful.

 

 

 

Edge Sharpening

Having sharp, smooth edges and correct edge bevels is important to your skiing experience. We can sharpen your edges to different angles to fine tune your skis to user preferences and racing disciplines. By increasing the bevel on the side edge of the ski, we can increase edge hold and power.

We offer 1-4 degree side edge bevel options, in increments of 1 degree. We can do either .5 or 1 degree base edge bevel, as well as radial tuning of base edges (.5 through the running length of the ski, with 1 degree toward tip and tail).

Carrot

We also offer an upgrade service in which the side edges are finished with a ceramic disc, providing an ultra smooth and polished edge. Most skis will come with a ceramic disc finish from the factory, so to get your skis back to their best quality you will want this $10 upgrade. A ceramic finish will ski smoother, faster, and stay sharper longer.

 

 

 

Ski & Snowboard Waxing

Waxing your equipment is the basis of good performance. Not only does wax enhance the gliding properties of your equipment, it also conditions the base material. The more you wax your equipment, the more benefits you will get from a fresh wax.

WaxJet

Infrared Waxer

The “buff” wax our WaxJet produces is free to all of our customers! Seriously...NO CHARGE! But...your equipment must be clean and rust free before we can run it over the machine. This is generally a ½ day to 1 day application.

Our infrared wax option, which uses our Montana Wax Future machines, ensures wax penetration deep into the base material. This replaces a hot iron in the waxing process, which often lead to scratching of the base, and sometimes burning or rounding over the structure. We do not use a plastic scraper to remove excess wax for similar reasons, instead we finish the waxing process with a series of stiff to soft bristled brushes, leaving an ultra-polished and clean base. With the deep penetration of the wax that the infrared lamp provides, you will see glide benefits from this application for 3-4 days depending on snow conditions.

We do have irons and can cake the wax on thick for that skier or snowboarder who wants a quick and cheap solution to fill in damage from hitting rocks. Waxing like this does not produce the fastest glide, and wax will eventually strip out of the base damage as you ride. But it is cheap and will get your old or beat up equipment going for a couple days of skiing or riding!

 

 

 

DPS Phantom Base Glide Application

DPS Phantom is a permanent base treatment that increases the gliding properties of base material without using wax. This one-time application has many benefits, such as reduced waxing cost and labor over the lifespan of the equipment and is more environmentally friendly as it leaves minimal residue behind on the mountain. You will either want to apply this to brand new equipment, or after a full tune.

The solution is spread evenly across the base material, then, after it soaks into the pores in the base material, it is cured under UV light for 30 minutes to 1 hour. We finish the process by brushing off all excess Phantom dust and conditioning the base. Many customers choose to purchase spray on base conditioner at the same time.

DPS Phantom Base Glide

DPS Phantom Base Glide

Note: Phantom can cause some staining on equipment during the curing process. Next Adventure recommends conditioning the base material with either spray on base conditioner, or with 1 or 2 waxes throughout the season. Phantom does have a “break in” period that could take many runs depending on snow conditions.

 

 

 

Binding Test and Adjustment

Next Adventure is a certified service center for all currently manufactured bindings.

Ski binding manufacturers recommend testing your ski bindings every 20 days skiing or at the beginning of every ski season, whichever comes first. It is also recommended that skiers get their bindings adjusted any time there is a change in skier type, equipment, or stats that could impact performance. That could include, becoming a more aggressive skier, coming back from an injury, changing boot sizes, or losing weight.

 

We use an industry specific calibrator to measure the force it takes to release from the ski binding, then fine tune the indicator setting up or down until the release is within a specified range of force.

Vermont Ski Safety Release Calibrator

Note: Next Adventure can only mount, test or adjust Alpine (ski resort style) bindings which are currently indemnified by the manufacturer. Please email detailed photos of your binding to [email protected] if you are not certain whether or not your binding is currently indemnified.

 

 

 

Binding Mounting

Next Adventure is a certified service center for all currently manufactured bindings.

We can mount most bindings manufactured in the ski industry. We use a mounting template, which is provided by the manufacturer to ensure all holes are drilled correctly. After we install the binding on the ski, we complete the service with a full system test, ensuring all components of the system are working as designed, and are releasing within tolerances outlined by the manufacturer.

binding mounting drill bits

binding mount template

Note: Next Adventure can only mount, test or adjust Alpine (ski resort style) bindings which are currently indemnified by the manufacturer. Please email detailed photos of your binding to [email protected] if you are not certain whether or not your binding is currently indemnified.

 

 

 

Custom Work

Common custom work requests are services like top sheet repair, crampon sharpening and fitting, ice tool sharpening, snowshoe repair, and snowboard binding repair. Stop on by to either location or give us a call to see if we can help.

At our Southeast Portland location, we also have an extensive collection of spare binding parts, including lots of tele parts! We provide many of these parts as a service to the outdoor community and are often treated as a dig to win, take a piece- leave a piece scenario. Custom Work Rates start at $1 per minute, many spare parts are free or of little charge.

Crampon adjustment

 


 

Boot Fitting

If you're looking for the best custom boot fitters in Portland, come see our master fit trained staff. A custom boot fitting can be life-changing for your comfort level and performance while out on the slopes. These NA crew members went through months and in some cases years of classes and training in order to be considered a master in their trade.

If you have hot spots or you have a foot that's shaped like a lego experiment gone bad, our in-house experts will offer you solutions that will keep your feet happy. Whether it's a shell grind or a custom footbed, we have the answer. Swing in today and get outfitted for all your winter outdoor adventures!

Item Cost
Fit Analysis (waived if service work purchased) $20
Press (each area, per pair) $40
Grind Shells (each area, per pair) $50
Custom Insoles $100+
Stance Analysis $40
Stance Alignment (ie. canting) $100/per boot
Standard Service Rate $80/hour