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post #61 of 66

I'm always finding myself opposing this common wisdom of more stability back more maneuverable forward. I had an extra pair of skis and experimented with a couple positions. On a stiff ski, like  a Kaestle or Legend Pro, if you move the binding forward  you are going to have more tail behind your foot. This additional tail becomes somewhat un-manageable, hard to release, hard to platform check. well, you get the idea. Plus, Phil has already spoken, so you're good.  I also feel that the long established companies know good and well where to mount the binding based on sidecut and flex of the ski, and are kind enough to indicate that spot with a mark.
 

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Originally Posted by allan o'neil View Post

So I rolled the dice and decided to go for the MX88 (178cm). 

 

I am wondering if the factory line is the recommended mounting point by everyone here or is there an advantage to mounting slight forward for added quickness or forgiveness especially in bumps?

 

Thanks fo all your help and suggestions!



 

post #62 of 66
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Going with the factory line. But be very careful with statements like: "Phil has already spoken". Egos are easily inflated!

post #63 of 66

Unless you're going to ride them switch, I'd go with the line. And I know you aren't going to ride them switch. At least not on purpose.

post #64 of 66

humor can be an extreme...challenge

post #65 of 66

Allan, I mounted mine (178's) with RF 14's (don't ask, my thinking at the time was predicated on idea I'd remove them a lot for travel, not the case). Recall a PM from Whiteroom's that in his opinion Kastles had a fairly rearward line. So I've tried them everywhere from BOF to factory line. I like a point between the two, about 1.5 cm in front of line. Note that I'm 165, like to turn a lot, and don't tend to ski these in real pow, more of a frontside ski that can handle anything if it needs to. And has, including hiking to serious chutes. For comparison, my FX94's are mounted on the line, which works fine, but they feel a bit slower initiating. That could be the mount, or the 6 mm, or the lack of dual radius. Hard to say. 

post #66 of 66
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Allan, I mounted mine (178's) with RF 14's (don't ask, my thinking at the time was predicated on idea I'd remove them a lot for travel, not the case). Recall a PM from Whiteroom's that in his opinion Kastles had a fairly rearward line. So I've tried them everywhere from BOF to factory line. I like a point between the two, about 1.5 cm in front of line. Note that I'm 165, like to turn a lot, and don't tend to ski these in real pow, more of a frontside ski that can handle anything if it needs to. And has, including hiking to serious chutes. For comparison, my FX94's are mounted on the line, which works fine, but they feel a bit slower initiating. That could be the mount, or the 6 mm, or the lack of dual radius. Hard to say. 



Valuable input as the ski will server the same purpose for me and relatively speaking I guess I turn allot too. I say relatively speaking because I see allot of people on narrower carving skis who really turn allot but the youngins I ski with seem to barely turn at all. Then again I weigh about 60 pound more than you. A binding that allows you to move the binding back and forth a bit would definitely be interesting. It would also allow my son with his shorter BSL (just out of range on most bindings) to use the skis.

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