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Kastle FX94 Binding mount position

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Just picked up a pair of Kastle FX94 in 176 cm from a fellow Bear.  Got to ski them for the first time on Saturday in typical hard snow eastern conditions.  Liked how they skied but felt like the binding mount position was a bit far forward which made the skis overly turn happy.

 

They are currently mounted on the line with a pair of Jesters, however they were originally mounted for 27.5 boots and I'm in a 26.5, so I'm a bit forward of the line after moving the heel up on the track to fit my smaller boot.

 

Everyone skiing these mounted on the line?  Debating the pros and cons of a remount to move me a cm or two back.

 

Part of the issue could also be the Jesters and their increased ramp angle over the Tyrolia and Head bindings I've typically been on.

 

Suggestions, comments?

 

Thanks,

Mike

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They have much LESS ramp angle. If they were mounted for a 27 and you are in a 26, you are about .5cm forward, a remount will put you back at least a cm, so somewhere -.5 to -1cm... could be good, might not. I'd ski them as is for a little while before blowing more holes into them. But that's me, I'd rather adapt myself than the ski.

 

You could put a 2mm shim under the heel and see if that feels better before re-drilling, or re-check the tune to make sure it suits you and the ski. I'd avoid drilling until you've tried everything else. Re-drilling isn't 'bad' it's just better to avoid it if possible, just my opinion.

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I hear you Whiteroom, and wasn't going to do anything before skiing them a few more times.  Also considering picking up a pair of Griffon demo bindings to replace the Jesters.  Jesters are overkill for me anyway (run DIN at 8, 9 max) and that way I could play around with the fore/aft position without re-drilling.


Thanks,
Mike
 

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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post

They have much LESS ramp angle. If they were mounted for a 27 and you are in a 26, you are about .5cm forward, a remount will put you back at least a cm, so somewhere -.5 to -1cm... could be good, might not. I'd ski them as is for a little while before blowing more holes into them. But that's me, I'd rather adapt myself than the ski.

 

You could put a 2mm shim under the heel and see if that feels better before re-drilling, or re-check the tune to make sure it suits you and the ski. I'd avoid drilling until you've tried everything else. Re-drilling isn't 'bad' it's just better to avoid it if possible, just my opinion.

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Thread Starter 

So here's the update.  Picked up a set of Griffon Demo bindings and put them into the same holes as the Jesters were in.  That saved me from drilling all new holes.  Just had to add one extra hole in the front for the longer demo plate.

 

Skied the skis at the recommended line a couple of days ago and thought they were good but not great.  Still felt they were pretty grabby in the tips and wanted to turn a lot.  

 

Skied them again yesterday afternoon back 1cm from the mount line.  AAAAAAHHHHHHH that's more like it!  Much less turny and easier to make medium to long turns with.

 

Mike

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