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Moving the mounting point

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
If one goes +2cm forward on a ski that feels a bit heavy and chargy while mounted on the line, will it help with the ski becoming more turny and playful?
post #2 of 12

why 2+cm?  I've been able to notice  handling changes with 1cm movement 2 might push you past the sweet spot  and into instability and loss of power to the tail.   do you have DEMO bindings?  most of the ones I've seen allow 1cm moves.  what skis?

 

Royal

post #3 of 12

It depends... on carving skis moving the binding forward will make the ski turn further across the fall line and hold its tail better. I read an article once that stated that Austrian skis like Atomic and Head had their bindings further back than French skis like Salomon and Rossignol. Turned out that I had to move my bindings 4cm forwards on my 177cm Head GS skis for a proper BallOfFoot fitting. The ski became much faster on a race course. Cant say they became any livelier. Mabye a little since the pivot point moved more towards the center.

 

I don't use Atomic because they still have the binding so far aft but on the other hand they have a quick adjust switch at the tip with which you can slide the boot forward or aft. Cool, good for testing. Rental bindings are also nice for testing purposes if you can adjust for and aft lug individually. I get all my skis without plates so I can mount the binding forward of the centermark.

post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hi
I have 4Frnt EHPs....mounted on the line. So maybe move the binding forward 1cm to make it more playful, less demanding/chargy?
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thoughts anyone?
post #6 of 12

+1 will make the ski initiate turns better, you will probably like it.

post #7 of 12

Personally, I don't find 1 or even 2cm to ski different enough to be worth the trouble (if a conventional flat mount).

If you have a demo style binding and can easily change to experiment with how it feels to YOU, then it's your time. There are so many other variables that moving the boot centerline 2cm out of say 165ish cm running surface to me is moot. Many will disagree but that's what it is for me. ymmv.

post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post
 

Personally, I don't find 1 or even 2cm to ski different enough to be worth the trouble (if a conventional flat mount).

If you have a demo style binding and can easily change to experiment with how it feels to YOU, then it's your time. There are so many other variables that moving the boot centerline 2cm out of say 165ish cm running surface to me is moot. Many will disagree but that's what it is for me. ymmv.


Depends on the ski.  If they have limp tips it doesn't matter much.  If they have strong tips like a Volkl race ski, it makes a lot of difference.  I'm skiing my RX's at +1 cm and my FX's at center.

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
They are rockered and have stiff tips. I wish I had demo binding on them. So generally you all think +1cm would make they more playful?
post #10 of 12

No, not with rockered tips....

post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
Why not?
post #12 of 12

Moving forward will probably make you feel more balanced, the ski will be easier to pivot and smear... which is what the EHP is all about. I think you will like it, sounds like you feel the ski isn't quite what you want, so why not move the mount forward? I'm not sure that +2 wouldn't be good also. Maybe split the difference and go +1.5.

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