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Got a new pair of Line Influence 105's and am concerned I might have made a mistake with the mount!!

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I bought a new pair of Line Influence 105 179cm skis and had them mounted between Center and Traditional mount.  For reference I am 5' 6" and weigh 165 lbs.  I will be using the ski in Michigan on bumps occassionally and out west where I ski mostly steeps.  Since I don't live out west it is pretty much luck if I hit powder.  If when I plan my trip I get some powder I hit the jackpot.  The last 2 years I have been lucky and gotten powder.  I usually go out west in late March or early April.  My other 2 pair of skis are Line Prophet 100's 172cm and Volkl Mantra's 170cm and both these skis are mounted traditional with the middle of the boot right at the marked line on the ski.  So when I bought the Influence 105's I decided to get a longer ski to diversify my ski collection. 

 

So the Influence isn't going to be just a powder ski but more of an all around ski.  Just worried I made a mistake moving the bindings alittle towards the front of the ski?  I guess I'll just wait for the snow and ski on them and if I don't like it I can move them back to traditional.  How do you think I'll like the mount between center and traditional?  BTW I have been skiing since I was 14 and am 43 now.  Lived in Aspen for three years right out of college and am an aggressive skiier.

 

Thanks!!

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The binding is mounted on the top sheet not on the P-Tex, right?

The Toe piece is facing the ski tip and the heel piece is behind it?

 

You're gonna be fine.

 

If it makes you feel better then check (do your own research, plenty here) where your BoF lines up, I'll bet the 'in between' point you chose is pretty close to where BoF mounting method would put you. There, don't you feel better now?

 

Now why do you own 3 pairs of skis that are between 94mm and 105mm for skiing bumps in Michigan???

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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post

 

Now why do you own 3 pairs of skis that are between 94mm and 105mm for skiing bumps in Michigan???

 

 


 

Because I can!!
 

 

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Agree with Whiteroom, you should be fine. I had a pair of Volkl Bridges mounted that way and they skied just fine. Take them out a few times and you will know.  Enjoy!

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You will be fine.  First, they are longer, so mounting slightly forward of where you otherwise would will allow you to retain control more like what you are used to, while gaining the advantage of the extra surface area.  Second, that ski does just fine with a more centered skier, as given the early rise you won't need to go tailgunning as hard should you find softer snow...

 

Besides, you can always change it if you REALLY don't like it.  Another set of holes won't kill them or you.  What binding are they drilled for?

 

And whiteroom, why would one need anything narrower?  I mean, I hear all the cool kids are racing slalom on their Bents these days.... ;-)

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Because I can!!

roflmao.gif Whiteroom, if you've ever skied Michigan, you'd know that this is a highly relevant answer. 
 

 

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roflmao.gif Whiteroom, if you've ever skied Michigan, you'd know that this is a highly relevant answer. 
 

 


If you would have taken the time to read my post instead of just heckling aimlessly you would have seen I make a few trips a year out west.  Funny thing is some of the best skiier's come from the East.  If you can learn to ski on the ice, skiing the beautiful snow out west becomes alot easier.  I lived in Aspen for 3 ski seasons and skiied 300+ days in those years.  Do I wish I could live out west?   For sure unfortunately it isn't in the cards for me.  So I'd rather ski the Michigan ice than not ski at all but I guess I am not cool enough for you guys.  Whatever!!!
 

 

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procos. It's way cool you get to ski and I always accept what they are serving because it  is always better than not going.  Keep posting , we need people that ski in Michigan to share with us.

 

 I just bought a pair of those 105's and haven't met them yet. We will play soon. How do you like yours ?

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