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Binding position for STH oversize on Nordica Radict

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My new Nordica Radict skiis have two binding mount position marks on the side of the skis.  One is "center mount" and the other is a few cm back labeled "classic mount".  I'm 180 pounds, between advanced and expert status, and bought these BIG boards (replacing my Atomic Sugar Daddies) to play in the deep powder.  Some of the threads have discussed increased likelihood of ACL injury if mount is too far back.  My Salomon STH oversize bindings don't allow easy removal once I mount them!  These skis are tough to rent to get an idea of where to place the binding, so that's not really an option. 

Mount them fore or aft?  Tap the holes? Use 24 hour epoxy?

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I believe classic is the original mount position for this ski 6cm back from true center. Most likely where the ski is designed to be mounted. Mount them there, then point me to what gapers suggested increased likelyhood of ACL injury.
 

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ACL injury link is found in this URL and is extensive (it further links to an NIH article desribing the results of landing COG forward or back with resulltant effects on hamstrings, quads and ACL (I'm a born skeptic, however) :

http://www.epicski.com/t/92938/binding-mount-position-is-99-of-ski-performance/150

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I believe classic is the original mount position for this ski 6cm back from true center. Most likely where the ski is designed to be mounted. Mount them there, then point me to what gapers suggested increased likelyhood of ACL injury.
 

+1 for the classic mount.

Unless you plan on spending the majority of your time spinning airs in the park, go with mounting farther back. When you're blasting through cut up pow & crud, you'll get much better floatation.

 

*Edit - Oops! I just noticed you said Radict (I was thinking Patron). Flatation should not be an issue with those bad boys (unless you weight 300 lbs!). I'd still opt for the Classic mount. 

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