Originally Posted by Rossi Smash
The skier has the ability to adjust to the ski. Some say they shouldn't have to...The degree to which some people worry about 1cm is beyond belief. (I'd love to do a blind test with some of these folks).
RS, I did a post a couple of years ago on a bunch of different positions on a pair of 07 Goats mounted with a RF, all on same run, same day. I cannot disagree with you more, both in terms of the position not making a difference and in terms of skiers adjusting to the ski. People here who hold up their fingers a cm or two and say, "that's nothing," are ignorant of the physics of your COM. Look at it this way: When a woman's pregnant, her COM changes about 2-3 cm forward. Go ask any woman who's had a child if the change made a difference in her balance. If you lengthen the distance between the tips of the ski and your toe by 1-2 cm, say, you're changing the amount of force you can exert against the tip, or it can push back against you, geometrically. It's less of a % change on the 210's you love, but is really obvious on shorter skis. So yes, a good skier can adjust their COM to compensate for any number of things the ski's doing. But why not optimize the binding position for your habitual position, assuming it's correct?
Originally Posted by Noodler
I don't believe anything has changed. I have acquired 6 more pairs of skis over the past year and all of them except one required forward movement of the mount position using my BoF over CoEE method.
The best way to handle the situation is to hopefully have adjustable bindings on your skis. Then you can easily experiment yourself and determine what's right for you.
Noodler has talked about this at length in an excellent thread comparing BOF with his suggested CoEE method. There are other approaches. Point being, the optimal position of the binders depends on the width of the ski, what you plan to do with it, and what kind of stance you favor, say neutral vs a lot of tip pressure. If you don't know any of that, the factory line is not going to be terrible, but it's not magic, either. Just a consensus of factory testers.
Originally Posted by bbinder
I always have the bindings mounted on the top. Discussion?
So over. The new "reverse rocker flip" technology requires mounting on the base, allow an extra .8 mm for penetration of the base material. The negative rocker creates amazing new potentials for cool submarine movements in soft snow, and the topsheet is tougher than the base when you comes across rocks at the bottom of the dive. On edge at speed, you have a nice aggressive hookup at initiation, followed by the chance to reverse direction uphill with the positive sidecut underfoot, then jump back into the turn, and often over into the woods, as the tail engages. Since you are only touching two mm of surface in transition, one on front tip and one on tail, eye-opening edge changes. Highly recommended by those in the know...