By adamrowden, 30 May '13 at 13:58

Anything Technical have been running training courses consecutively since 1983 and are now renowned worldwide. They have previously trained attendees from as far afield as Hong Kong and technicians regularly travel from Europe to benefit from their vast experience and expertise.

Anything Technical Ltd is the UK distributor for Wintersteiger, the Worlds’ no one brand for workshop machinery, repair products and storage equipment, and Holmenkol the world's oldest wax brand. Both brands are very strong within the UK market partly because of their quality and partly because of the trust and reliability that retail stores put in Anything Technical Ltd.

All courses are run from their Kendal based office and retail store. If you are thinking of taking part in a course then you will be pleased to hear that they do their utmost to make all courses interesting, informative and enjoyable as possible. The ski/board repair courses take place in their state of the art workshop and the boot fitting course in boot fitting area of the retail shop.

They offer a range of courses from one day to three day courses, depending on popularity and they also tailor their courses for particular organisations.

Currently, places can only be reserved by sending a £100 non-refundable deposit (with the balance payable no later than three weeks before the course start date) or the total amount if booking within three weeks of the course date. Although deposits are non-refundable, Anything Technical are prepared to rearrange the dates if places are available.

All courses start at 9am and are a mixture of theory, demonstrations and practical. The amount of practical is restricted by time and space on day one, although people attending day two will have free practical time to brush up their techniques from 2 - 5 pm.

All attendees will receive a different certificate for each day which is endorsed by the world's leading manufacturers. The certificates received are a certificate of attendance rather than competence, completing the course does not mean you are suddenly an expert ski tech or boot fitter. Expertise will only come with time and experience

There will be a chance to buy products at special seminar discounted prices whilst on the course. Should you have any queries regarding dates, venue or prices please do not hesitate to contact.

An accommodation list and directions will automatically be sent out with a booking confirmation. All three courses are fully certified, and are recognised by the U.K. retailers, the snow trade and the winter tour operators as being the standard norm for the industry.

The content of the three different courses are as follows: -

1. Ski/snowboard Technician - Beginner's course.

Designed for people new to repair work and for refreshing workshop techniques.
a) Introduction
b) Workshop set up
c) Ski / snowboard construction.
d) Base preparation / filing
e) Gouge filling, patching
f) Base and side edge sharpening and tuning
g) Introduction to belt sanding
h) Waxing theory and practice. Cold and hot waxes
i) Binding mounting and adjusting. Different makes and models

2. Advanced Ski/snowboard Technician - Advanced course.

Advanced ski/snowboard repair and maintenance, following on from day 1.
a) Introduction
b) Base materials, metal edges and cross sections
c) More complex repairs including edge replacement, bent skis and delaminations
d) Advanced edge tuning and waxing.
e) Belt sanding / stone grinding theory
f) Working with the belt and stone grinder to give different finishes
g) Free time to practice repair techniques

3. Boot Fitter. - Boot fitting course

Ski boot sizing, fitting, customising and repairing techniques.
a) Foot morphology and leg/body alignment
b) Sizing, fitting and adjustments
c) Boot fit problems and remedies
d) Boot expanding
e) Basic boot repairs
f) Customisation. Moulded and pre-moulded footbeds
g) Heat Mouldable inner boots

All courses are designed to give both a theoretical knowledge and hands on experience to give a practical start to ski & board repairs which should be expanded on by further practice.

We will be offering workshop products and customised foot beds to all those attending the courses either as packs or individual items with varying discount depending on what is purchased.

I would advise all applicants to ring first to check on availability for any of the courses. When we then receive your deposit you are confirmed as an attendee.

If you have any further queries regarding the courses please don't hesitate to contact us on 01539 734701 or e mail

For more information on their courses click here.

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