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Where do you like your skis mounted when skiing steeps?

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I got a new pair of skis this year.  I am 5'6" and weigh 165 lbs and am an expert skier.  I bought a pair of Line Influence 105's in 179 length.  I had them mounted in between traditional mount and center mount.  Just Skiied on them today in Michigan and they turned as fast as my Nordica Steadfast that are 170's. Really dig these skis and the way they are skiing but just wondering if I'll like them as much on the steeps out west.  How do you like your skis mounted for steeps?

 

Chuck

 

 

post #2 of 8

Chuck,

 

I have never heard your question before.  For skiing steep terrain I would mount them per the manufacturers recommended mounting line .  Occasionally for powder I will mount a bit back, but not for skiing steeps.

post #3 of 8

what he said.

post #4 of 8

Mfgs recommendation, or 0.5 cm forward for really steep stuff.

 

As skis have progressed and improved, there is not as much need to move forward for steeps.

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I like to mount bindings before i go skiing, let alone steeps.

post #6 of 8

hahh shit. it is a good idea to mount before skiiing.

lol

 

post #7 of 8

Normal mounting. Out of curiousity, why would you consider mounting them differently for steeps? Stance should be similar and athletic whether steep or nearly flat. 

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I prefer to 'confirm' that a manufacturer mark puts me BOF at CRS; and if it doesn't I will use the BOF at CRS instead of the hash mark.

But that's on traditional full camber skis - and since I wasn;t much impressed by 'early rise', I'll be stayin with what I have...

A ski tail which completes a turn cleanly without being grabby or 'loose' is as important as an easy entry.

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