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Summer Storage Hot Wax Special

Summer Storage Wax Banner 2015

It’s that time of year… time to take your last couple runs then pack your favorite gear away for the summer. Before you do, be sure to give your bases a little love with a hot wax. Our summer storage wax starts the same way as an ordinary hot wax, but instead of scraping the wax, we’ll leave it on for the summer so you can be sure your bases are protected. In the fall, we’ll take it off and you’ll be set to ride! This special offer is good through the month of April, so bring ’em down as soon as you can.

Winter Sports Gear – Cleaning and Storage

As the temperatures rise and we start to dig out our summer sports equipment, it’s important to take a few minutes to clean and store your winter gear properly.  Not only will this save you time and money in the long run, it’ll keep your gear performing great for years to come.

Skis and Snowboards – The bases of your skis and boards should be cleaned and waxed before you place them into storage.  Often, the wax you started the season with is long gone come spring, leaving your bases dry and unprotected.  Left in this condition, summer storage only make the problem worse.
Cleaning is best done using the hot wax and scrape method.  Using a high temperature wax or base prep, iron in the wax and scrape while the wax is still warm.  This will remove
any dirt and grime far more effectively without damaging or clogging the base than heavy cleaners such as WD-40, Simple Green, etc.  After cleaning, apply another coat of wax and leave it on the base without scraping for storage.  This protects the base from drying out and other damage that may occur during the months of nonuse.

 

Summer Storage Wax Banner 2015Click HERE to learn more about our summer wax special. This month only, it’s $10, and if you’d like, we’ll even store your gear for you in our cozy downtown Wausau, WI maintenance center over the summer.

 

Snowshoes and Ice Skates – As with skis & snowboards, you’ll want to wipe down your other winter equipment before putting it away for the summer months. Storing your shoes & skates indoors in the summer will prevent the metals from rusting & will keep the plastics in their original form. It’s best to keep these items off the floor too (especially if we’re talking about a garage!) to prevent moisture damage.

Winter Apparel– Your jackets & pants will last their longest  & look their best if they are cared for properly. While we suggest washing your jacket throughout the year too, you’ll definitely want to clean it up before storing it for the summer. Washing your outdoor clothing with harsh detergents such as Tide or All can damage the waterproof technologies of the piece. The same qualities that make these detergents hard on stains make them hard on quality outdoor apparel. Shep’s sells Nikwax, a detergent specifically designed to clean apparel without damaging their DWR (durable water repellant)

coating or clogging the waterproof membranes that live in the quality fabrics. (Always remember to follow the care labels on your jackets & pants when washing!) The same company that makes Tech Wash makes an entire line of fabric care products, including TX Direct, which restores waterproof/breathable coatings on your clothing.

Our staff is always around to answer any questions you may have, including anything about storing your winter toys. Stop in, give us a call, or post your question on our Facebook page.

 

Announcing BIG changes in our tune shop!

The tuning shop at Shep’s has always delivered outstanding quality and service when it comes to prepping your gear for the best possible performance on the hill.  This year, we’re making it even better.  LOADS better!

Every winter, we strive to bring you the best performing, hottest new skis, boards, and gear on the planet, and people are hitting the slopes now more than ever.  Our tuning wizard, Pete Kohlmoos, works his magic tuning, waxing, edging and repairing.  To meet our own increasing demands while staying true to our promise of providing our customers with the best possible service and quality, we’ve purchased four new pieces of tuning equipment from Wintersteiger.

Known for their legendary quality and results, Wintersteiger produces industry leading tuning equipment that can be found worldwide tuning skis for the highest caliber of skiers.  Shep’s expects nothing less for our customers. We want our racers on the best gear available, tuned to the highest standards.  We want the fastest possible turnaround time to get skiers of all levels back on the slopes, and we strive to deliver cutting edge services that simply can’t be found anywhere else in our area.  To do this, here’s what we updated:

Micro 71 Stone Grinder: An update to our existing machine, the Micro 71 is capable of tuning skis and snowboards of all widths with exceptional results. Need the bases on those powder skis fixed up? No problem! Board a bit rough after hours in the park? We’ll get it looking great!

 

Trim 71 Ceramic Disc Edger: With a specific machine for sharpening base and side edges of skis and boards, Shep’s is now able to bring you laser accurate performance.

 

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Waxjet 93: Designed to deliver hot wax to skis and snowboards in a faster and more efficient manner, the Waxjet 93 provides a deeper penetrating wax to your equipment while using less materials.  This translates to a better performing product while leaving a smaller footprint on the environment.  It will also significantly speed up our tuning time, getting your equipment done and back to you in record time!

 

 

756bd8ead4c1aacd9294b6321e84f0e8Drivetronic: By far, this is the machine we are the most thrilled to introduce to our customers!  The Drivetronic is an alpine ski binding tester designed to do one thing: ensure each and every binding that leaves our shop is performing properly and in the safest manner possible.  We want you to be safe and have equipment that is performing at its best.  The Drivetronic, combined with our highly-trained ski technician, will allow us to do just that.

Wausau’s Ski Shop

A trip to the mountains is every skiers dream.  Snow, Terrain, Dining, Nightlife, Shopping… Of course that includes snowboarders, ski racers, cross country ski lovers, freestylers and carvers of all kinds.  Sadly, for some of us the mountains are too far.  The good news is, if you live in the midwest and are planning a trip to the region’s #1 ski area, Granite Peak Ski Area in Wisconsin, you can enjoy the full mountain-town experience with a trip to downtown Wausau and Shepherd & Schaller.

Granite Peak Ski Area, Rib Mountain State Park, Wausau, Wisconsin

Wausau’s Ski Shop since 1949, Shep’s is known and respected by snow sports enthusiasts from throughout the midwest.  A product selection that rivals resort shops in Colorado, Utah and Vermont, a Rental shop that features new gear every season, and a back-room maintenance shop that is staffed by full-time, year-round professionals who are respected by both customers and ski gear manufacturers make Shepherd & Schaller a destination for elite athletes and newbies alike.  It’s 15,000 sq. ft. of ski lover’s shopping heaven.  It’s the place where locals find unique gifts and surprises, love to hang out, share stories, meet ski friends.  You’ll feel welcome and at home, even more than you might at elite mountain shops at much higher altitudes.

www.shepssports.com Shop live inventory, make Rental Reservations, check Repair prices.

Can’t get to town?  Shepherd & Schaller launched it’s web store in 2011, with live inventory that allows you to see the exact same product that is on the sales floor.  Obviously a great way to shop from home, many use the site to revisit items seen in the store, while making gift wish lists for birthdays or Santa.

Done skiing and shopping?  Walk a few feet and visit Malarky’s Pub for food, refreshment and live music most nights. You’ll also like City Grill, Red Eye Brewing Company, Jalapeno’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar and Back When Cafe, as well as organic groceries, cozy coffee shops along with more great specialty shopping including our favorite, Evolutions in Design, just steps from the store.

 

Summer Storage Hot Wax Special

It’s that time of year… time to take your last couple runs then pack your favorite gear away for the summer. Before you do, be sure to give your bases a little love with a hot wax. Our summer storage wax starts the same way as an ordinary hot wax, but instead of scraping the wax, we’ll leave it on for the summer so you can be sure your bases are protected. In the fall, we’ll take it off and you’ll be set to ride!

This special offer is good through the month of April, so bring ’em down as soon as you can.