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Mounting Point on Bent Chetlers

post #1 of 12
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I'm getting a pair of 192cm, 2012/2013 BC's with Atomic trackers. I just wanted to get some opinions on where to mount the bindings. I am leaning towards -3.5cm from centre. I am 5'11" 215lbs and a strong skier, riding mostly Big White, Revy and lots of hiking. Thanks in advance and Cheers. 

post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by Mr Norco View Post

I'm getting a pair of 192cm, 2012/2013 BC's with Atomic trackers. I just wanted to get some opinions on where to mount the bindings. I am leaning towards -3.5cm from centre. I am 5'11" 215lbs and a strong skier, riding mostly Big White, Revy and lots of hiking. Thanks in advance and Cheers. 


I skied mine (same length) on the team line. I'm similar height an weight. Never had issues with tip dive whatsoever. And the ski's were really nimble at that mount point.

 

Truthfully the only thing I ended up not liking about the Bentchetler was that it needed to be a little more stiff for me and where I ski.

post #3 of 12
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This year's are supposed to be a little stiffer with the carbon stringers. So you mounted yours -3.5 and it was good? No problems at speed or with big landings?  

 

  Cheers

post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

I am a little concerned about that too. I'm thinking that the Automatic might be a better choice, my only worry is that I ski a lot of tight trees and that the slightly softer BC with less swing weight might be better in there.

post #5 of 12

http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/2012-2013-atomic-automatic

 

 

There is a good Automatic review. If I wasn't going to be on the ON3P Billygoat this year, I would definitely be on this.

post #6 of 12
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That was a great review. I may be leaning towards the Autos.

post #7 of 12

the auto and the ritual got rave reviews at Blister. 

post #8 of 12

I normally avoid Atomics on principle, but yeah, the Automatic is getting serious reviews. And I love the rocker profile, easy rise in front, not overdone in back. As I understand it, titanal stringers (ala DPS), yes? Anybody have a weight on the 186?

post #9 of 12

one for the demo list but I am thinking with my 8.5, a Ritual may be the next ski up the food chain. A tweener' soft snow few inches of fresh and left over ski??  Less of a groomer ski not a true deep pow ski

 

edit: naah,  I can't get rid of my Bones!  icon14.gif


Edited by Finndog - 9/5/12 at 12:41pm
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the opinions and info, especially the link to the Auto review on Blister. I was wondering where to mount some Chetlers and now I think I'll be ordering a pair of Automatics. Anyone have any advice on where to mount them?

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post

I normally avoid Atomics on principle, but yeah, the Automatic is getting serious reviews. And I love the rocker profile, easy rise in front, not overdone in back. As I understand it, titanal stringers (ala DPS), yes? Anybody have a weight on the 186?

Pretty sure DPS used their vertically laminated stringers in the core, while the Automatic uses a titanal V shape(I think) on the Automatic.

 

Why would you avoid Atomic? They make some great ski's.

post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 

I wondered the same thing, why avoid Atomic? I have had great luck with some of their skis.

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