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WasatchWarrior's thread got me to post this.  I have an older pair of Dynastar CrossTi's.  For awhile, I thought there was something wrong with them: they really didn't want to pull into the turn the way I thought they should, they seemed hesitant and out of balance.  I decided the ramp angle was off; I tried skiing with lifts under the toes and they were slightly better.  But since this is a system ski and I could not permanently lift the toes, that solution was only temporary. Finally, I started moving the bindings forward.  That didn't really help at all.  Then, for no real reason that I can remember, I tried moving the bindings BACK 1 click.  Wow!!  Voila!  Suddenly, the ski came alive.  It was more precise, more secure, more willing to jump into the turn.  

 

It seems completely illogical -- isn't the conventional wisdom that moving mount forward will make ski more responsive?  But there it is -- at least for me.  So....I'm wondering, anyone else had this experience?  Anyone want to explain?  And finally, just an observation: sometimes, things don't follow conventional wisdom.

 

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My wife had the same experience with some Dynastar 4800.  they had a speedset demo binding on them. I started her at center then moved forward 1 cm at a time. nothing if not worse.  I put her back to center then started moving her back just to see.  at 2 cm back the same thing, the skis just came alive and she just loves them now.    

 

Royal

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