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 Los Angeles, California - (September 20, 1999) - Sport Chalet, Inc. (NASDAQ - NMS:SPCH), announced the addition of the newest technology for visual inspection, the Visual Plus machine into all 20 dive shops, along with the SCUBA repair facility.

 Visual Plus is a device the electronically inspects the internal threads of a Scuba cylinder.  The Visual Plus inspection system is an enhancement to the standard visual inspection process, utilizing eddy currents to detect small cracks in the cylinder neck that the human eye might otherwise miss.

 Jason Gautereaux, Director of Scuba for Sport Chalet states, "The Visual Plus machine provides our customers and employees with peace of mind, knowing that their cylinder is being inspected with the latest and most sophisticated equipment available in the recreational Scuba market."

 Mark Olguin, President of Advanced Inspection Technologies said "Sport Chalet has always taken a pro-active approach to safety, being an integral part of the research team for the development of the Visual Plus system, they have once again demonstrated their commitment to Scuba Safety."

 Sport Chalet is a leading operator of full service specialty sporting goods superstores in Southern California offering thousands of sporting and recreational products and over 35 services for the serious sports enthusiast, including ski rental and repair, full dive training and certification programs, SCUBA charters, team sales, racquet stringing and bicycle tune up and repair through its 21 locations.  Sport Chalet's newest store is located at 19817 Rinaldi Street, Porter Ranch, California.




Corporate Office:  920 Foothill Boulevard, La Caņada, California 91011

Advanced Inspection Technology
14020 Eagle View Rd.
Lake Mathews, CA USA    92570

Within the US: 1-800-611-9077 
Outside the US: 1-951-776-9994 
FAX: 951-776-9995
Customer Support: support@visualplus.net
Sales: sales@visualplus.net