I've recently had a lot of stuff click into place about how to carve cleanly and ski moguls. Now I've noticed something related to my gear.
I was out over new years on my old Volants ('05 Genesis Gold, 175cm, 66mm waist, 16m radius). Carving beautifully and doing better in the bumps then ever before.
Skip ahead to last weekend. Same mountain, same everything except that now I'm on my Heads (Monster 82, 183cm, 82mm waist, 20m radius). First two runs are kind of awkward because of the difference in center of mass.
On the Volants I felt most stable with my weight a bit forward. Pressing lightly on the boot cuff. On the Heads, I couldn't really do that. I had to stay more centered. Even weight on the foot no pressure on the boot, fore or aft. I felt the biggest difference when skiing moguls because with my weight more forward on the Volants, it was much easier the push the tips down the backside of a bump to maintain contact with the snow. The more centered position on the Heads made this more difficult and and made it much easier to be knocked into the back seat.
I'm wondering what would cause this change in balance between the two. Is it just a difference in the skis and that how it is? I was thinking it might have something to do with where the binding was mounted. (Both are presumably mounted where the manufacturer recommends since I didn't ask for anything else.)