In October of 2011, my son got a pair of SFB 178s. There was only one mounting line on the ski, so we had his bindings mounted at that. At the end of that season, I was tired of not being able to keep up with him in the pow with my Atomic Sugar Daddys, so I went out and got some 178 Opus' which I enjoy greatly (the only 185s available at the time were $300 more which is why I got the 178s). The recommended mounting point was the same on both skis, fairly far forward. I don't ski backwards much, and don't spend much (if any) time in the park. I spent a lot of time researching if I should mount behind the "recommended" mounting line or not. Against the advise of a very knowledgeable friend (who will never let me hear the end of it when he reads this) I ended up mounting on the "recommended" line, mainly because I could find no one that could tell me they had mounted farther back and all was good.
I was just in REI and saw this years SFBs, which are the same ski as the 11/12s, but they have these mounting options/points:
(These are 178s also) When I came home and measured my sons SFBs, his "recommended" line that we mounted his boots (mine also) at is 33 1/4... 2 years ago, everybody said mount there, including where we bought the skis & bindings, now it comes out that Eric's (who loves to ski backwards) line is 2 cm back and the "standard" recommended mounting point is 6 cm back.
Obviously, if I had known the skis designer recommended 2 cm back, I wouldn't have had them mounted where I did. I wonder how many others have their bindings mounted incorrectly, or at least farther forward than necessary. I am assuming that this is the same with the Opus' but REI didn't have any in stock, and the online pictures that I can find, don't show the mounting points for the 13/14 Opus. My son skis backward a lot and loves his SFBs to death, so I probably won't have his remounted, but the 178s were a bit short for me to start, so I will definitely be getting my bindings moved 2-6 cm back. This also explains some of the tip dive issues I have had with my Opus'
The lack of correct mounting info on the 11/12 and 12/13s SBFs & Opus(?) seams like a big blunder on Lines part. I need confirmation that this new mounting information is the same on the 13/14 Opus'. Any one have any thoughts or insight on this?
Edited by FB User (Private) - 12/29/13 at 5:21pm