Just wondering if anyone knew where true centre on a 183 Shiro would be.... and if you measure back 6cm from that point, would you end up at 0, +1 or +2?
0 of course being the furthest back mounting line.
Would really appreciate a heads up!
How current is the article you're referencing? Does it take into account the tip and tail rocker on many/most modern skis (or ELP rocker in the case of the Shiro) in their recommended measurements? I'd certainly think that tip rocker would move the "best" mounting point on the ski farther back. My Shiros are mounted on the line and they've given me nothing but grins for all-mountain and powder skiing. Lots and lots of grins!
My bad I meant +2, I just quickly glanced and saw 3 lines and thought +3 haha.
Realize this is an older thread, but I'm working on dialing in my mount position on a Volkl Shiro and wondered if anyone has advice on what has worked for them? I mounted the 193cm length at Volkl's "zero" point, thinking they must have it pretty dialed in, German engineering and all. After skiing them a half dozen times in all sorts of conditions from deep powder to groomers, chop, etc. I think the zero point is actually incorrect for this ski. Don't get me wrong, in deep powder it's great, you can haul ass and the tips are unsinkable. As the powder gets a little bit tracked out though that's when the issues start to surface. Feels like I'm having to put way too much forward lean & heavy pressure on the fronts of my boots, just can't get over the tips enough to engage the front of the ski. I guess if all you ski is boot deep powder the zero point would be great, but in reality even on a powder day how many runs will you get to ski fresh lines? In my neck of the woods things get tracked out after a couple of hours and I'd like to be able to enjoy these skis for the rest of the day. After doing some reading I hear the Volkl team riders prefer a +2 or even +3 mounting position (+3 isn't even marked on the ski, Volkl's lines only go up to +2) From what I can tell so far I'd agree that a more forward position would really help this ski. I'm thinking about re-mounting to the +2 position... hate to drill more holes but it's gotta happen. Has anyone found a mounting position they would recommend for this ski? Really like the way this ski performs in lot of ways, hoping a re-mount at +2 will solve it.
Yeah that would be a lot nicer than re-drilling to find the best center point! Have you played around with the forward-back adjustment? I think I'm going to grab a demo pair & try a few different center positions before re-drilling mine. Probably should have done this in the first place right? Excellent timing, shoot first and ask questions later.
Resurrecting old thread, but do the 193s feel long to you? I'm 5'10" 180 lbs.... and 183 doesn't always feel long enough.
I have not had mine in deep powder, but for up to 12" of snow or heavy Spring crud, center works fine. I'm 5'11" 200lbs, have 183's.
In the west...I would guess you'd want longer if they will be mainly for deep powder. Here in VT we don't get deep powder that often.
Even in 12"s or so with a little speed I can feel them raise to the top of the snow.
They were great fun last April at Whistler/Blackcomb. It was warm.