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You sound like a cool dude. Sorry your shoes got messed up.
I had 10 good experiences with RR until one day I got my muiras back with LaSportiva rubber - against my request obviously, I'd rather climb with shit soles than the stuff LaSportiva was making at the time. I called, explained the situation, got the next resole for free and dealt with the weaksauce rubber for another round.
You probably caught the guy on a bad day. I image in your profession you deal with assholes who are in an entirely different league than you were on that one...
Boissal
From Small Lake, UT
Joined Aug 21, 2006
1,699 points
Sep 21, 2012
Lucander off the GT Ledge on p. 2 of Keep on Strut...
I've used R & R for years and never had an issue - until this last resole. Maybe they hired some new folks (or need some new folks). They're a good business, I'd bet they'll straighten out soon.

DL
lucander
From Stone Ridge, NY
Joined Apr 1, 2009
327 points
Sep 21, 2012
Victoria Alexanders wrote:
I like R&R a lot! I have taken my shoes there many times never disappointed. The owner is a nice guy. I noticed how busy they are. He really takes his work to heart! As for ranting...yea chill is a good word. As for community ....MP is only a website and not reflecting what the climbing community is about. Just like 14ers.com same old ego sausage feast!


MP join date t minus a few hours ago. Calling 14ers.com an ego fest, priceless.
Merlin
From Grand Junction
Joined Mar 13, 2006
50 points
Sep 21, 2012
JLP wrote:
Yet another Elenor acct that needs to be summarily deleted.

I sort of miss the old days. Climbingboulder is gone, Hoffmeyer went off the deep end, summitpost got derailed with the death of prate and prattle, This site's forums sort of bit it when Bob D left. too bad ...... Getting old.
Merlin
From Grand Junction
Joined Mar 13, 2006
50 points
Sep 25, 2012
Near MF
I live in boulder and everyone i know (including myself) has had great experiences with this place. Of course your shoes aren't going to be as down turned as when you bought them.. that's what happens after some wear. carterrrrrr
From Las Vegas
Joined Aug 30, 2012
28 points
Sep 26, 2012
Rock And Resole have always done a great job for me. Maybe you're just a dick. mrbiscoop
Joined Jun 17, 2006
42 points
Sep 27, 2012
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I have worked on quite a few pairs of shoes resoled by Rock and Resole and can honestly say that the vast majority of them were done very well and the few that weren't top notch, were no less than "Good enough". Haven't seen any real delamination issues, nothing "Overworked", good lines, good rands, etc...

My general impression is that they do a fine job. That's not to say that some might not be as good as others. But's that's true for me, and every other resoler out there. We ALL have fuk ups. NO exceptions...

locker
owner/resoler
positiveresoles.com
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,382 points
Sep 27, 2012
Which way again?
Ok, Locker. Ya ever seen any work done by Crescent, on the east coast? They fucked up a pair of Boreals so bad I was kinda glad when they got stolen.

When you're overbooked, who do you send your overflow to? And what happened to Kevin and Carly, who used to have Positive Resoles down in Jtree a couple years ago? Met those two a few times, fun to drink with and climb a bit, too.
Cunning Linguist
Joined Feb 15, 2007
2,478 points
Sep 28, 2012
In the traverse section, double rainbow in the bac...
I just got my Muira VS's back from Rock and Resole and, as predicted, the shoes might as well be new. Thanks R&R for your awesome service! Alex McIntyre
From Tucson, AZ
Joined Jan 14, 2011
377 points
Sep 28, 2012
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"When you're overbooked, who do you send your overflow to?"...

I generally recommend:

Barry's Resole
The Rubber Room
Rock and Resole
Pat (Via Nomad Ventures in JTree)



As to what happened to Kevin and Seth? (Previous owners just before I purchased)

Kevin moved somewhere north and I think is teaching at some college (Not sure what he is teaching) and Seth is co owner of a guiding buisness, still living in JTree (when he's not out and about, guiding)...
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,382 points
Sep 28, 2012
Which way again?
Now that's good information. Solid, sir. Think I might send you a couple of pairs if you can fit in some work. Got contact info to post? Cunning Linguist
Joined Feb 15, 2007
2,478 points
Oct 1, 2012
Fitzroy09
I have had 30+ pairs of resoles a year from R&R. Excellent craftsmanship and great folks. Keith Robinson
Joined Aug 2, 2008
10 points
Oct 1, 2012
Flakey Pull Roof v5
I had a buddy who worked at R&R for a few years.
Turns out the resole business is really tough. You get very little money for a highly skilled trade which happens to expose you to some pretty nasty stuff.
Apparently, they never really know what they are getting into with each pair of shoes until they have pulled them apart; odd wear, odd materials, dry rot etc...
What I took away from him is that if you have good footwork, take care of your shoes (dry them after each use and wash them every so often,)and resole them long before any rand damage can occur you can get 10+ resoles out of a good pair of shoes.
For most of us who don't take care of our shoes like we should, be prepared for some shoes to come back either different than when we sent them in or just plain toast.
No re-soler can fix every pair of shoes, every time. Often there is no way to know if the shoe is toast until they have ruined the shoe in question.
Take care if your shoes and don't always expect a miracle!
logan johnson
From West Copper, Co
Joined Mar 1, 2006
332 points
Oct 1, 2012
Fossil Family 12a, Rifle
Just to add my two cents...I've had nothing but great experiences with R&R. Nice guys, always had good results and I'm always impressed with how fast they come back. T_jones
From Salt Lake
Joined Jan 20, 2008
136 points
Administrator
Oct 1, 2012
I've been very, very pleased with Erik and everyone at R&R for working on my various shoes over the years (10+). It's a small shop, sometimes there's a line, a long phone call with lots of folks waiting can be challenging. As folks here have indicated, sometimes the shoes themselves are part of the challenge. I brought in a pair of my wife's and they were just not resoleable. I'd recommend R&R. Leo Paik
From Westminster, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
23,191 points
Oct 2, 2012
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Here's a dude that KNOWS what the fuk he is talking about...

"Apparently, they never really know what they are getting into with each pair of shoes until they have pulled them apart; odd wear, odd materials, dry rot etc...

...For most of us who don't take care of our shoes like we should, be prepared for some shoes to come back either different than when we sent them in or just plain toast.
No re-soler can fix every pair of shoes, every time.

Take care if your shoes and don't always expect a miracle!"...



AMEN!!!...
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,382 points
Oct 2, 2012
Chillin' at City of Rocks
R&R--------love em! Princess Mia
From Vail
Joined May 22, 2006
422 points
Oct 2, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
If you aren't happy with resoles, just go buy a new pair of shoes. Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,495 points


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