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Where to mount my bindings on dynastar 6th sense distorters

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I have LOOK PX12 JIB Wide Bindings (100 mm) for my Dynastar 6th sense distorter 185 cm skis. I plan on doing roughly 30 percent terrain park and 70 percent downhill. Where do you think I should mount my bindings? How far back from true center?

post #2 of 10

Here is something to check out. http://www.lous.ca/Tech%20Articles%20copy/Bindingposition_indepth.pdf

 

Lou is a member here and his articles are excellent. I would mount them BOF CRS (ball of foot at center of running surface). YMMV.

post #3 of 10
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All that paper really talks about is binding position in relation to turning...So you think the front of the foot at the center of running surface? What is the "center of running surface" and where is it located?

post #4 of 10

Not the front of your foot, the ball of your foot, that pad you stand on. And I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) the center of running surface would be the midpoint of the parts of the ski that are actually engaged when you're skiing. Since they started adding rocker the center of running surface isn't always the center of the ski. It depends if you have rockered tips and tails, just tips, or none and how far from the tips and tails that the rocker begins. 
 

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All that paper really talks about is binding position in relation to turning...So you think the front of the foot at the center of running surface? What is the "center of running surface" and where is it located?



 

post #5 of 10

Here is Lou's tech article page. More binding location articles there.

 

http://www.lous.ca/techarticles.html

 

nobueno got it right. Lay the ski on a flat, hard floor and run a tape measure along the ski from where the front first touches to where the back first touches. Mark the center and see how it relates to the marks made by the manufacturer. It will probably be a couple cm ahead.  This mark represents where the ball of your foot is centered.  Some makers mark where the center of the boot goes. If your measurement is WAAAAY off, they are probably marked this way.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

Ohhhhh ok. Thanks snowfan, that was a very helpful post. And yeah, the ball of my foot in the center of the ski seems like the perfect distance back from the middle of the ski.

 

Thanks man! 

post #7 of 10

You are welcome. I mount my skis that way, usually 2 or 3 cm ahead of the factory mark. They ski great everywhere. Powder, bumps, ripping groomers...all good.

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

and terrain park?

post #9 of 10

I don't mess around in the parks much except to catch some air.  I have heard park rats mount COF CRS (Center of foot at center of running surface).  I dunno, better get some more opinions. 

post #10 of 10

If the Distorters are primarily intended/expected to be park skis, the manufacturer's mark could be quite far forward in order to get an = swing weight for spins, balance on rails etc. (consistent with Snowfan's last post).  For skis with a true "park" mounting point specified by the manufacturer, you may want to mount them back 2-3 cm for significant all mountain/mixed use.  I believe the mounting advice nobueno and Snowfan gave is intended for an "all mountain" ski. 

 

Now that I've thoroughly confused things, I'll leave it for others to clear this up.  smile.gif

 

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