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Binding mounting for Volkl One

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

There is little review out there on the Volk Ones and with those there is not much discussion on the mounting point. I was wondering where folks here mounted them and what they like dislike with their mounting point.

 

I usually would mount on manufacturer recommended and not give it a second thought, but this ski is a bit longer then what I usually ski and I'm not terribly concerned with that any more (loads of squats and burpees have put those worries to rest :))....but I'm wondering if I could benefit from a 1cm forward of the line mount or if that will feel over the bars, since the ski is all rocker ..(skis 186, Me 5.11 and 175-180 pounds intermediate/expert skier)

 

I usually don't play with my mounting, so its not like I will want to adjust ever other day , but I do have a Attack 13 Demo binding I could  mount and use to adjust mount if it feels crappy at the original mount? Or should I save the weight, Demo the ski first and find my preferred mounting and then mount the non demo binding...

 

I know that I am overthinking this alas the lack of reviews on this ski, not having demo'd before buying combined with my total amptUpNess for ski season makes me go stir crazy. So if you have some feedback on mounting for the Volkl one would be great. Since this is my first Volk I also have no experience on how good Volkl is in figuring out the best mounting position...

 

Thanks

post #2 of 14

I've got a pair of 176 Ones (I'm 5'9") with the mount at the default position for some Marker Dukes; seemed like an appropriate mount position while skiing them (Only been out on them once, however, as I bought them at the end of last season), but I haven't exactly had an opportunity to ski them at different mount points.

 

Don't know if you've gotten out on them yet, but I've done pretty extensive demoing (at the default mount) of them in addition to the pair that I own, and just so you know, it's a fantastic ski. I mean really excellent. Playful, floaty, firm. 

post #3 of 14

I mounted my Ones 176 at +1 - so far I'm happy. 

 

The Tyrolia attack 13 demo bindings you are using - are they 2014 or 2015.

If 2014 then the toes are not movable so the mounting position can't change.

The 2015 toes are movable on a track - so that's good. The 2015 demo does not really carry that much of a weight penalty. No more no less than a marker griffon demo. Also no tool required for adjustment. Beware of the brake width on the Tyrolia. The 115 brakes on the Tyrolia is way too snug on the 116 waist of my Volkl Ones. Go up a size on the brakes. 

 

Good Luck

post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Double checked and yep noth front and rear are movable ...now we just need some snow...ugh...
post #5 of 14

Demo or schizo bindings are a bit niche, but IMO perfect for a ski like the One that lends itself to really playing around with position. But like you said you could try demoing before settling on a permanent mount.

post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by LittleSkiNut View Post

Double checked and yep noth front and rear are movable ...now we just need some snow...ugh...

 

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post #7 of 14

Just curious, what size are you and what do you think of the 176 length? I'm currently stumped on deciding between 176 and 186 (I'm 5'10 155lbs)

post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by bridger406 View Post
 

Just curious, what size are you and what do you think of the 176 length? I'm currently stumped on deciding between 176 and 186 (I'm 5'10 155lbs)

 

I'm short and fat. 5'/6" and 165 lb. Road hugging weight. 

 

I find the 176 a good size for me since I ski quite a bit of bumps and tight trees.

 

My previous powder board - a 186 Goat. Good float, no issue in the bumps but can be a hand full in extremely tight trees.

The Volkl One with its tip and tail splay makes it ski more off the bottom of the ski rather than the edge. Which makes it quite a bit more nimble. Very playful ski. 

The ski is pretty stable on the groomers for a ski this width, just don't roll it too high up on edge. Due to the pronounced tip splay, the ski tip will trace a different arc than the middle of the ski. Making it want to swap ends like the old Porsche 911 on a twisty road. Just let it run a bit flatter and let the tip compress and absorb the terrain irregularities.

 

BTW, I am currently on +2 and couple of the Taos instructors I was free skiing with are very happy with their's at +3. The ski really rewards a tall stance but not back seat driving.          

post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by bridger406 View Post
 

Just curious, what size are you and what do you think of the 176 length? I'm currently stumped on deciding between 176 and 186 (I'm 5'10 155lbs)

With the short contact length of these and being fully rockered, these ski short, really short. I would say the 186. 

post #10 of 14

If you ski mostly open terrain, go with the 186 as Phil suggested. The skis will be laid over a bit more. The extra length will help with stability and you can utilize the longer lever effect of you legs. Don't drive too hard forward or the ski will want to come around on you.  

For steep, tight bumps and trees, where the skis will be more under foot, go with the 176. Skiing off the bottom of the ski will require more weight than you are carrying.

post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by KingGrump View Post
 

If you ski mostly open terrain, go with the 186 as Phil suggested. The skis will be laid over a bit more. The extra length will help with stability and you can utilize the longer lever effect of you legs. Don't drive too hard forward or the ski will want to come around on you.  

For steep, tight bumps and trees, where the skis will be more under foot, go with the 176. Skiing off the bottom of the ski will require more weight than you are carrying.

 

I was just jumping in to say something similar. Despite the full reverse camber - that ski has pretty reasonable sidecut length. For when that matters....

 

Heck, for someone 155 pounds, now that I think more about it, I don't think I'd suggest the bigger length even for open spaces. I outweigh bridger406 by 50+ pounds and my quiver includes a 187 cm 116 wide full reverse camber ski that I used a bunch this past season. I was very happy with it. I admit that I am adding the same ski in a longer length for this season for big open spaces. But again - I am solidly (or not so solidly...) over 200 pounds.

post #12 of 14

Thank you for all of the help everyone! I talked to one of the people at my local ski shop and they recommended the 176 for my size and my style of skiing. I ski a lot of trees and tight chutes so I think I'll benefit from the added maneuverability. Plus I can't wait for the playfulness the 176 offers. :)

post #13 of 14

Going to get the 176's tomorrow. should I have them mounted at +1 or +2? any opinions? thank you

post #14 of 14

If you ski tall, go with +2. Otherwise +1 would be fine.

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