Originally Posted by Gunnerbob
I agonized over the mounting on my E98s, and went with factory recommended. There is indeed a fair bit of tail back there, but I am a charger and like to drive tip to tail. No complaints here. However, the guys over at Blister Gear went with a -2cm if I recall correctly.
I believe the difference is based on that particular ski's design. So you can't compare GS of one model with all-mountain of another model, with a powder ski of another, etc. I believe each line is specific to that ski. No comparison......as I understand. Someone far more intimately knowledgeable of ski design and binding mountings can chime in and educate us!
I saw that Blister Gear went -2 on the E98s, but that was on the 188s, so I'm not sure how much cross-over there is to the E100 in 182. Also, I agree that the recommended mount line is ski-specific. However, without being anything near an expert on this subject, wouldn't it seem like an all-mountain ski would put that line further back than on a GS ski, so the all-mountain would have a little better float in powder and chop while the GS ski would be quicker to engage a turn and easier to bend into different shape turns?
Anyway, I'm with you, GunnerBob -- I would love to hear what the experts have to say on this. Right now, without hearing more, I think I'd mount the E100s a little back from the line (I have a very forward, tip-driven skiing style, so my fear would be to mount too far forward and sink the tips into every turn).