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older straight skis binding position use manufacture recomondation ?

post #1 of 9
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 I have some older straight skis from late 80s to maybe early 2000s should I use the manufactures recomended position. Did the manufactures base binding position back then on ball of foot on center of running surface or have the binding a little further back so skidding was easier. My next binding mount will be on a pair of salamon 2s ( red somewhat straight).

 

 Thanks guys

 

 

post #2 of 9

quite a few 'old' skis had a mounting point for the boot toe, often with a scale for different length boots. Be careful not to use a toe mounting point as a midsole mounting point.

post #3 of 9
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Thanks , Whiteroom

 

 I have one powder ski based on boot toe.  The rest I think are midsole but I dont know if my ball of foot will be on center of running surface & I do not really trust my method for measuring for accuracy

 

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Originally Posted by Powder Jet View Post

 

I do not really trust my method for measuring for accuracy

 



Then you really can't do anything OTHER than use the manufacturer mark.

post #5 of 9

If it's an old pair of K2's, they generally weren't marked.  The manufacturer's recommendation was to measure the chord length (not running base length) and position the end of the boot toe at mid-chord.

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Originally Posted by exracer View Post

If it's an old pair of K2's, they generally weren't marked.  The manufacturer's recommendation was to measure the chord length (not running base length) and position the end of the boot toe at mid-chord.


I agree.  That was the standard back then.  Just put a tape measure on the tip and measure straight back to the tail.  Cut the measurement in half and that's where the boot tip should be. 

 

The newer skis seem to all be mounted a bit forward from the old guideline. 
 

 

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Then you really can't do anything OTHER than use the manufacturer mark.


 I want to ski these skis this year but would put of using them till latter on in the season when I would be in Calgary & could get the binding positioned using campbell ballance tester but if its not going to make any difference I would like to use them now ? Do you figure it would make a difference?
 

 

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Originally Posted by Powder Jet View Post

 I want to ski these skis this year but would put of using them till latter on in the season when I would be in Calgary & could get the binding positioned using campbell ballance tester but if its not going to make any difference I would like to use them now ? Do you figure it would make a difference?
 

 



No

 

Don't over think it, just mount as mentioned above

post #9 of 9

For years all the K2's with boot toe marks would position the boot toe 1cm ahead of cord center. The only skis that should use mid-chord mark would be the old K2 GS skis.

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