or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Praxis GPO's and Schizos
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Praxis GPO's and Schizos

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Two new pairs of Praxis GPO's just arrived for the wife and I - They are beautiful !

 

We are in the planning stages of multiple week long trips ( that all require flights ) as well as the usual mid week passes. Like some of you the garage is full of shapes, lengths and side cuts but seeing how the airlines and baggage fees are such a drag we are limited to two pairs when traveling. A great deal on some Schizo's are making us consider the adjustability factor. If given the option and they cost the same as the other griffon, would you bite ? Yes - I know they are a bit more weight and 2nd if you would mount them would you center them? No park and pipe here just wanting maximum adjustability. Keith at Praxis says just mount them on the dimple. We took his advice on length as well so why not on mount. A lot of discussion about mounting point out there not only on his boards but others in this category. Thanks for any input and as always - think snow !

post #2 of 8

keiths mount points are pretty dialed however, the Schizo's do offer the ability to tweak to what you like. Even with a good deal, are they still cheaper than a pair of grifts?  If you go with the schiz's I would mount them directly over Keiths mount point. My guess is if you ski centered, you would like that point +/- 5mm.  

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
We can pick up some griffon schizos almost at the same cost as the regular griffons
We are both solid centered skiers. Wife's sized slightly long and mine maybe slightly short. With all Keith's custom options - length was not one of them
post #4 of 8

Go with Keith's advice; the man knows his skis. I way overspent on Griff demos for my Protests, thinking I might need to adjust mount a bit. They've never moved a mm off Keith's line.

post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimintokyo View Post
 

Go with Keith's advice; the man knows his skis. I way overspent on Griff demos for my Protests, thinking I might need to adjust mount a bit. They've never moved a mm off Keith's line.

 

Yup. What jimintokyo said. Been there. Done that...

 

Keith, along with Tabke,  designed your skis and may well have built them for you as well. For the vast majority of people, Keith's boot center marks are totally dialed right in at this point. And FWIW - the GPO skis great across pretty much all conditions right on the mark.

 

I used to mess around with Schizos. No longer. I'd rather save the bit of weight, be lower,  and have a more rigid interface to the ski. If I really wanted adjustability, I'd personally go with Griffon or Jester demos as they  feel more solid overall, and are more adjustable in different ways (separate heel and toe adjustment).

 

The world certainly would not end if you went with the Schizos. But since you asked, I'm with the "skip the Schizos" crowd.

post #6 of 8

^^^^ Yeah, agree. Both about Praxis lines and about adjustables. I used to be a big fan of RailFlex on fatter skis. But they do develop some slop over time, and you can feel the flex if you're really pushing the ski. Not as pronounced, but same sensation as a AT setup. Assume Schizos have the same issues. If I want more height now (other reasons besides stability) I go with a true riser or carving plate by VIST or Tyrolia that the binding screws into. No probs with rigidity, but ya can't expect to change up your settings on the slope, either...

post #7 of 8

I actually have them on my protests. If its blower I leave them on Keiths line, if its heavier, I will move back -5mm. The one day we were skiing breakable crust in Steamboat powdercats that 5mm made a big difference. HOWEVER, I could easily leave them on the suggest point and be happy.  

post #8 of 8

Go on the line.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Praxis GPO's and Schizos