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Would you lift bindings on Stockli VXL?

post #1 of 4
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Plan to give my son Stockli Stormrider VXL skis for Christmas.  He is a former junior racer.  I have the skis and a set of Head Mojo 15 bindings.  I also have a Head/Tyrolia Ultraflex plate that would add 9mm of lift and probably help the ski flex more freely.  So, lift or not?  Your thoughts and recommendations will be appreciated.


Edited by hep4186 - 11/9/11 at 10:30am
post #2 of 4

I ski the XL, 78mm and the VXL is 85mm, so different skis, but my gut on this, just based on what I see around, and how easy it is to get on my edge is: no lift plate for soft, uneven, inconsistent conditions skiing (You're in Utah?)

post #3 of 4

You don't say which size. 

 

   If the ski in question /is/ the VXL, then my rule of thumb would be:

 

less than 20 m radius -> lift it.

more than 20 m radius -> don't lift it.

post #4 of 4

the difficulty with doing it based on TR though is that the TR gets smaller as the ski gets shorter in the very same model with the same dims sometimes. then you'd find shorter people needing to lift their skis more often. seems odd. I do see the point, but using that system, I'd come up with a number more like 18m, where I see a lot of big mountain cruisers radius, and below that more carvers.

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