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Hey all,

Long time lurker and making first post to look for boot fitting advice in Tignes.

I see a lot of posts saying Nevada sports is the place to go, but also seen some saying that last season was his final one?

Has anyone had any experience with Mountain Story? They have good reviews online.

Any other fitters worth checking out?
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Jo jo at nevada sports is very good if a bit of a character but he does know his stuff
Guy Claret at sport 2000 very french also but good
Jo jo my choice surprised if he is retiring as I understood his divorce meant many more years of work to recover from poor chap!
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@MonsterCalzone, another vote for Jo Jo @ Nevada from me too. To echo the other comments, he certainly is a character! Make sure you book an appointment in advance as he didn’t do walk-ins when I dropped by.

If you’re getting footbeds he’ll ask you to ski in your new boots for at least 3 days before you return. Worth taking into consideration if you’re on holiday.

Hopefully he’s not retiring as suggested!
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Jojo at Nevada is great but can tend towards the racer. I have used Jean-Charles at sport 2000 the last twice. He speaks more than enough english. Just walk in and ask for him. He used to run a separate shop for Guy, they consolidated last year.
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Jojo is a bit of a legend in France. He fits many of the national squad. He's incredibly grumpy, expensive and brilliant at his job.

He has done my extensive work for my GF and was my first choice when I wanted some beds for my snowboard boots. These are like nothing else I have ever had fitted and he does something with the ball of the foot area that makes them feel fantastic. I wanted him to do my ski boot foot beds so I'm hoping he hasn't retired.
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We used Nevada/JoJo a couple of seasons ago for some new foot-beds. As others have said he initially presents as a stereotypical grumpy old Frenchman, but as the appointment continued he lightened up and between our pigeon French and his (much better) pigeon English we had a pretty fun visit. At the end he even gave us a guided tour of his collection of antique torture instruments (AKA old ski boots on the top shelf!)

Not cheap, but I can honestly say that my boots could now almost be described as comfortable.

Was out there last year with my Sister and her sprogs. She was moaning all week about her boots and I said go to JoJo. As usual she ignored me. Then midweek we booked a guide/lesson and she started whinging to the instructor about her feet. He said - go see JoJo. I smiled - could have saved several hundred Euros on the lesson if you'd listened to me Happy

It'd be a loss for Tignes if he's retired. There are other characters around - such as the Grumpy barman in the 'Flags bar' (La Savouna) allways makes me laugh - but that's for another thread.
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chocksaway wrote:
Jojo at Nevada is great but can tend towards the racer. I have used Jean-Charles at sport 2000 the last twice. He speaks more than enough english. Just walk in and ask for him. He used to run a separate shop for Guy, they consolidated last year.

Jojo did a great job for me - a confident recreational skier. That was about 5 years ago and the boots are great. He works by small changes - go and ski with no tweaks (other than basic canting), ski again after tweak 1 - repeat to tweak 4 (in my case) - perfection! The first tweak was scoring through the outside of the tongue in long lines - he only told me that at the end! Tweak 2 was to put my old footbeds in. Can't remember the other 2!
Perhaps service would not have been so good if the racers were still getting set up for the season?
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Judwin wrote:
initially presents as a stereotypical grumpy old Frenchman, but as the appointment continued he lightened up and between our pigeon French and his (much better) pigeon English we had a pretty fun visit.


Yep, that's my experience too, though I did make a point of telling him I'm Irish. It always seems to help, can't think why. Cool
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Wow thank you so much everyone for your replies. I will look to get booked in with JoJo.

Does anyone know if there is an email, as it would be hard for me to call France from where I currently live?

Also, I am willing to pay for good boots and the right fit but does anyone have an estimate of the cost for boots and fitting? Would be looking for intermediate boots so nothing too crazy/expensive.

Thanks again everyone.
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@MonsterCalzone, there is no such thing as intermediate boots. Anywhere between 400-800 eur depending on your feet, weight and skiing preferences
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We used Precision Ski opposite Sherpa in Val Claret a couple of seasons back for my wife. Recommended but cant remember the name of the fella that did them so this probably not a particularly helpful post wink
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you wont be using JoJo. This season just gone was his last. He's now retired or at least thats what he told me. Go just down the road slightly from JoJos place, theres walk through with a boot shop on the right hand corner. I cant remember the name of the shop. See Sandrine(fitted Glen Plake when she worked in Cham) shes as good as they come and less grumpy than JoJo.
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@Mother hucker, that's a shame! Was hoping JoJo would be available but all good, Im sure I will find someone else who will do an awesome job!

If anyone has any recommendations other than JoJo that would be greatly appreciated.
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