Well I hope I'm wrong.
I'm wondering if I could get some feedback: I'd like to know if I messed up the mounting position on my brand new Line Opuses, with bindings mounted 3cm behind centre - and if I did, how bad would it be to redrill my bindings?
Quick background: today I bought these 185cm Opuses and Tyrolia Adrenaline 16 touring bindings. I am, predictably, very psyched. They're my first fat and/or rockered ski - my "daily drivers" have been a pair of 2006 Dynastar Legend 8000's and I was looking for some fun, tree-friendly powder skis. It came down to the Bent Chetlers and the Opuses. I decided on the latter for their slightly better all-mountain capability and they were also $100 cheaper. I had demoed both skis multiple times, always centre mounted, and always felt there was a bit too much tail when i skied.
I'm an advanced/expert skier, 6'1, 180 lbs, 33 years old. I mentioned to the salesman that I was more of a directional skier - or rather i don't ski switch at all, and though I understood the ski was designed to be center-mounted, I asked him if it might still make sense to mount the bindings further back to suit my style.
The salesman replied that, anecdotally, he had recently sold the same skis to a guy who had asked to have his bindings mounted 3cm back from centre, and that customer subsequently loved that setup. So I asked the salesman to do the same for me: 3cm back from centre. Done, done, and paid for.
Now I'm looking at them, and it seems like there's way too little tail. Have I just screwed up an awesome pair of skis? I know the obvious answer is: go ski them and find out. But I won't be skiing for another week, and I'm wondering if I should head back to the shop before then and ask to redrill to only 1cm or 2cm back instead. Does that even make sense?
Sorry for rambling but any and all feedback would be much appreciated. I'm hoping I'm just worrying about nothing and have not, in fact, ruined what would've been an awesome pair of skis.