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Why do ppl put bindings forward of the mid-ski area??

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Often, when looking at vintage skis i have to pass on some really nice skis because some idiot (my feeling) placed the bindings too far forward. Is there a legit reason for doing this? Thanks K
post #2 of 4

I suspect what you are talking about is mistaking a toe line (mid-chord) for a midsole mark.

 

Back when, you would see skis marked for mid chord. The toe of the boot would be placed there when doing the mount. Later on we began to see the use of the mid sole mark, which aligned with the boots mid sole line.

If a pair of older skis fell into the hands of someone born after 1980, and they failed to get out the tape measure, they might well just set the boot/bindings there thinking all is well..... 

post #3 of 4

so that they can ride the back seat and still ski biggrin.gif
 

there are different reasons why you would change the bindings' position on a ski, I guess there's no universal answer.
Could be quicker edge engament, different balance, etc.

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Thxx Smash and J- the only scientific explanation i could come up for this is that the skier had a jennifer lopez ass, lol
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