Monday, February 1, 2010

Last Grinding Batch Before Ultratune Goes to the Olympics

Photo by E.A. Weymuller 
This week's grinding batch will be the last chance to get skis stone ground before Nordic Ultratune goes to the Olympics.

Skis in by Thursday Feb 4th will be shipping out on Feb 8th.

There will be no commercial stone grinding during the Feb 9 - 28th. I'll be joining the national team of Slovenia to prepare and test skis at the Olympics in Whistler.

FedEx and UPS deliveries will continue, and skis will be serviced as quickly as possible after the Olympics. Thanks to help from my wife and friends, the shop will remain open for retail sales on most days.

I will be checking email daily and will be posting notes here on the blog, so stay tuned.

Stone Grinding Schedule

Note... Congrats to Brian Gregg on his great 3 week run at the SuperTour events in WA, MN, and WI. He's now the overall leader of the SuperTour series, and will be racing at the Canmore World Cup this weekend. Photo is from EA Weymuller, taken at the Methow Valley race.

The big events are on the horizon. Big events are rocking now and the schedule of marathons, 10 K's, biathlons, tours, and loppets are right in front of us.

Prepare all of your skis to run their best with a fresh grind and hotbox service. At Nordic Ultratune, a grind batch starts every Thursday and those skis are ready for shipping on the following Monday -- just 4 days later. Return shipping is FedEx Express Saver, which is 3rd day delivery. So, skis that are shipped out on Monday will arrive back to you on Thursday.

Here's the upcoming service schedule at Nordic Ultratune. Use these dates to make sure you get your skis ready before your most important races.
  • Skis in by Jan 21st will ship out on Jan 25 th and arrive by Jan 28th.
  • Skis in by Jan 28th will ship out on Feb 1st and arrive by the Feb 4th.
  • Skis in by Feb 4th will ship out on Feb 8th and arrive by the 11th.
  • PRE-OLYMPIC WEEK skis will be pushed in and out as quickly as possible.
  • No grinding for commercial customers during the Olympics (Feb 9-28), but FedEx and UPS deliveries will continue, and skis will be serviced as quickly as possible after the Olympics.
You can see that there are still a few service batches scheduled before the big racing events. BIRKIE SKIERS DO NOT DELAY! There is still time to get a fast grind on your skis before your most important ski days! But don't delay... ...fast boards are a joy to ski on, and they're a real advantage.

Download a work order form here. A description of some of the new grinds is here.

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