Originally Posted by alonzo
So -2cm is the consensus. Thank you for the help everyone.
One more item... In my search I was looking at the 2013-14 models of Line SFB (178), Moment Deathwish (174), Rossignol Soul 7 (172), and Salomon Rocker2 108 (174) since they all seemed to be a good balance between skiing mostly powder with some all mountain capability mixed in. I purchased the Line SFB due to a significantly lower offseason price and also because it sounded like the ski is reasonably light and playful in the powder.
However, reading up on this binding issue it seems as if the overwhelming majority of people who buy this ski intend on skiing switch and hitting the park, which I do not intend on doing. The wider tail also has me a bit concerned I may have difficulty turning in the trees of Japan. Did I buy the wrong ski and would one of the others above suit me better?
Thank you all again for your help.
I have the 2012-13 SFB (white with all the pretty colors) and mounted right on the recommended line. The mount feels perfect for me, I wouldn't want it changed for any of the skiing I've done.
Here is a snippet from the Blister Gear review in regards to the mounting location on the 13-14 SFB (unchanged design from 12-13).
For some reason, K2 / LINE decided to add another “recommended” line (at -6cm from center) to the SFB for 13/14. Having skied at that line, I would highly recommend not mounting at that location, or anywhere near it. In fact, I think we should all join forces and write on every SFB in every ski shop, “Do Not Mount Here”. There are absolutely no favorable attributes gained by mounting the SFB that far back. Tip dive is not substantially reduced, but all other qualities do take a serious nose-dive.
I settled in at 2.5cms behind true center, which is what the Line website calls “Pollard’s Choice,” but the actual “Pollard’s Choice” line on my ski is marked at -2cm…
At -2.5cm the ski flex felt perfectly balanced under my 328mm-boot-sole-length Rossignol Alltrack Pro 130’s, and this location provided the best mix of playfulness and all-mountain ski-ability.
If there is one ski I’m confident that everyone will feel best at this “progressive” of a mount, it is on the Bacon.
I should also add that I do not ski any park, though I can and do ski switch from time to time if there is adequate room and it is safe to do so.