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Question on classic mount vs. center mount on powder skis

post #1 of 6
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I am thinking about taking the bindings from the bottom skis (a little too stiff and slow to my liking), and mounting them on one of the two upper powder skis (haven't decided which pair yet). What are some thoughts on classic mount  vs. center mount?

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Let me rephrase the question. I have a new pair of each of the below skis -- I am only having bindings mounted on one pair. I have already purchased the super wide brakes to use. My question is where to best mount the bindings: centered, traditional, or somewhere in between?  

 

Better yet, how does one ski such a monster ski? The widest ski I use at the moment is a Rossignol Scratch Brigade which is 95 under foot. The 2 skis pictured are 120 and 115 underfoot respectively.

 

I am 6'-3" and 220 lbs.  Obviously I won't be using these in the Midwest.

 

 

Video of the specs on these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV6iQKXyM5c

post #3 of 6

Well I can see no value in a "center" mount for a powder type ski.

 

As for dealing with the width, you will be surprised in just a few runs in the soft stuff.

My first couple runs on the 2nd gen. Pontoons (130mm) were very interesting (in about 20+ inches of moderately moist fresh).

It's good fun when the conditions warrant the powder skis, I wish we had it more often :D

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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post
 

Well I can see no value in a "center" mount for a powder type ski.

 

As for dealing with the width, you will be surprised in just a few runs in the soft stuff.

My first couple runs on the 2nd gen. Pontoons (130mm) were very interesting (in about 20+ inches of moderately moist fresh).

It's good fun when the conditions warrant the powder skis, I wish we had it more often :D

Good to hear -- I don't want to get out there and feel like a buffoon.  I've watched a few YouTube videos on skiing on the really fat powder skis, and it doesn't seem to be all that different. Must take a bit getting used to having a snowboard on each foot.

 

I still like my relatively narrow head i speeds.

 

We had fresh powder everyday for a week in Breckenridge last March.  Watch, I'll bring these fat boys out this year and it will stop snowing (knock on wood).

 

 

Digging out the car after a week -- we have indoor parking -- don't know why they don't make parking garages tall enough for a vehicle with a Thule box?

post #5 of 6

The answer is "it depends". What is the camber/rocker profile? Taper profile? Tip to tail taper? Some skis are designed for a more traditional mount. Some for a more center mount. And some of those ski like crap if mounted too far back... Best to know about the specific ski - and to get answers from people who know the ski.

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Originally Posted by spindrift View Post
 

The answer is "it depends". What is the camber/rocker profile? Taper profile? Tip to tail taper? Some skis are designed for a more traditional mount. Some for a more center mount. And some of those ski like crap if mounted too far back... Best to know about the specific ski - and to get answers from people who know the ski.

The skis were made by Majesty Skis.  I believe Faction has the same skis - different graphics.   I guess I could contact Majesty - I've had contact in the past with the guy who runs the company.

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