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Q98 Mounting Point - Any experiences?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

Not that I 'need' more skis....but I grabbed a pair of Q98's with bindings on the weekend.  I like heavy metal (music and skis) but I thought the Q98 would make a good ski for noodling through the trees with the kids.  So it's remount time.  I recall reading several comments about people feeling that the recommended mount was 'short shovel long tail' on some of the Q series, then I came across this shop recommendation for mounting:

 

Q-98  :  1cm    (up to 1.5cm backside) – aft of factory line for all years

http://desertsnowjunkies.com/salomon-q-series-review/

 

Does that jive with anybody else's experience?  If so I'll just leave the toe piece and remount the heel a bit back, leaving me ~1.25cm behind the marked recommended line.

 

Thanks for any feedback.

 

-Bruce

post #2 of 4
How much do you weigh, how long is the ski, and how big is your boot?
post #3 of 4

My Q98's are mounted "on the line", and, functioned very well on soft snow with 325 mm boot sole length. I'm not sure that 1 cm rear is that much of a difference on this ski. My thinking to to do a simple remount of the heel and leave the toe piece in the existing holes. Re-drilling  the front for such a small change isn't a great ideal as the holes would be too close. 

 

BTW, I think it's a fun ski, good choice. 

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Thread Starter 

Yes, sadly the current binding placement isn't offset enough so it isn' ideal in relation to my boot size for a remount.  But sometimes you eyeball it, buy it, and take your chances!  A heel-only remount is probably my best bet.

 

Ski is a 188cm, boot is 325mm, and my weight is...I've committed to starting the season at 220lbs and working down from there.  

 

(I've got metal/sidewall skis for going fast, but I was looking for something more relaxed for my bad knees and following my kids through the bumps and the trees, although truth be told, I can't keep up with my 8 year old in the tight trees any more.  Darn mountain kids)

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