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Rossignol Soul 7 recommended binding position

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I am looking to get the Rossignol Soul 7 and wondering what would be the ideal binding position. I ski real powder maybe 3 times year if I am lucky but the reality is I ski the groomer most of the time. 

 

What would be the recommended binding position for my skiing profile?

 

My local store provide different options:

0 Traditional All Mountain

True Center Park

Core Center Park

-1 powder 

-2 powder 

+1

+2

+3

+4

+5

 

Many Thanks!

post #2 of 9

True center or higher + will probably be miserable in powder. My skis don't have the rocker in the tip that the soul 7's have, but I have to get really far in the backseat to keep the tips up and it will crush your legs by the end of the first run. I'd probably just go with 0 AM unless you are spending a good amount of time in the park, or have another set for deeper days, which is what I'm looking into now. 

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the recommendation!

post #4 of 9

I'm going to get mine mounted on the recommended center line like I do with all my skis.  I ski a fair amount of powder and don't have to sit back with a center mount.

post #5 of 9

The regional rep recommended that my rep recommend the factory recommendation as to where I should mount my bindings & that I should recommend that same recommendation to anyone inquiring about where the recommended mounting point might be. 

With that said, I am going to line the little line on my boot sole up with the blatantly obvious line on the ski & mount the bindings so that those two lines line up.  I am pretty sure that those are the recommended lines but YMMV. 

Unless you are skiing switch alot, you should be okay.

 

:devil:sorry for being a wise ass, but that is pretty much the text conversation I had after picking my skis up the other day.

 

Oh yeah, measure twice drill once!

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie View Post
 

I'm going to get mine mounted on the recommended center line like I do with all my skis.  I ski a fair amount of powder and don't have to sit back with a center mount.

The "center line" is the "0 Traditional All Mountain" mount he's talking about. Center mount is actually in the middle of the ski if you measured it out where core center is the thickest part of the ski. These setups are helpful in the park where it helps with rotation in the air and skiing switch. The "center mount" you're talking about is the one that most skis are mounted at, which is rear of geometric center. 

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by sennaDog View Post
 

The "center line" is the "0 Traditional All Mountain" mount he's talking about. Center mount is actually in the middle of the ski if you measured it out where core center is the thickest part of the ski. These setups are helpful in the park where it helps with rotation in the air and skiing switch. The "center mount" you're talking about is the one that most skis are mounted at, which is rear of geometric center. 


Yes, this is why my conversation with the rep was so confusing.  In the old days, a traditional mount was basically the boot mark up where the sidecut cut was its narrowest & the ski would also be marked there.  We always measured anyway because sometimes the graphics on the ski could be a little off.  Nowadays a center mount to me is as you describe, for twintip park skis or for someone who likes to ski switch alot or spin in circles.

post #8 of 9
Just got the skis in 188 cm. I've noticed that mounting position is far forward compared to my Scott Punisher 191 cm. The difference is approx. 8 cm (3.15").

I would really appreciate if you who have Soul 7 in 188 cm can measure distance from tip to mounting line and let me know. Thanks.

Stevo
post #9 of 9
Just got the skis in 188 cm. I've noticed that mounting position is far forward compared to my Scott Punisher 191 cm. The difference is approx. 8 cm (3.15").

I would really appreciate if you who have Soul 7 in 188 cm can measure distance from tip to mounting line and let me know. Thanks.

Stevo
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