Monday, October 24, 2011

Alaska to Vermont

Mark & the Mantec Grinder - it's the busy season.
The first half of October has passed, and the 'busy season' is certainly in full gear now.     The line-up of this Monday's outbound packages have labels that span from Alaska to Vermont, and cover the entire snow belt like a list of stops on a transcontinental road trip.

Pre-season orders for skis are being sent out quickly.   About 1/2 of the total are done and shipped; about another eighth are staged, waiting for details from clients.      As the new skis are picked, the "big wall of skis" slowly starts to lose its bulge.     A couple hundred pairs of Rossignol Xium, Madshus Nanosonic, and Atomic World Cup skis.    No "2nd tier" skis in the mix -- it's all top shelf stuff.

All new skis are carefully selected, and they all include your stone grinding choice, and hotbox waxing service.

The stone grinding season is in full swing, too.   Get your skis in for a tune.

Here's a pic of some of the new Madshus Nanosonic skate skis - already diminished by the pick list.  

Among the odd bits of activity has been the quick purchase of the skate and classic boots this fall.  I've already had to re-order certain sizes, and holes will certainly develop in the size runs.   

Even though the skis are flying away, there is still a big inventory.    And plenty of time to get new skis before the snow flies.