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Flat-mounting race skis???

post #1 of 4
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Has anyone ever put a binding directly onto a race ski with no plate (some don't come with plates).  If so, what was the experience like?

 

 

(I don't need lecturing on the benefits of plates and stand height; I'm merely interested in actual anecdotal accounts of the racing and free-skiing experience on flat-mounted race-stock skis).

 

A recent listing in the "Gear Swap" sub-forum implied flat-mounting, and got me thinking about the matter.

post #2 of 4

My Dynastar Coup Du Monde GS ski was flat mounted, so was my Volkl P9 SL... They both performed wonderfully, I'd boot-out occasionally, but not a real factor.

 

I have a friend who I let mount a pair of my older race skis backward so he could race 'switch'. So I can provide anecdotal accounts of mounting race ski bindings backwards, if you want.

post #3 of 4
I have done that several times. I liked the skis better afterward. They worked great in firm bumps. The race bindings were lots heavier than the flat bindings. But I don't know if it will ruin them for racing. In any case, the skis aren't ruined.
Eric
post #4 of 4

Sure ... in 1976.

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