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Mounting position - Rossi E100

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Here's another question I have with my new E100s, this time regarding binding position:  I have a pair of FIS GS skis in a similar size, 183, mounted about +1cm from the recommended line.  I lined my E100s up with the GS sticks and noticed the recommended line on the E100 is about 3 cm forward compared to the GS.  If I mounted the bindings the same distance from the tails on both skis, I would be +1 on the GS and -2 on the Rossi. 

 

First question: why is this?  Is it better to be a farther forward on all mountain skis?  That seems counter-intuitive to me.

 

Second question: should I mount these on the line or a little bit back (maybe -1 or even -2 -- that's what my instinct is telling me to do)?

 

Thanks!

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I skied the E 98 3 seasons at the factory mount and the E100 last spring, again on the factory mount. No trouble. Yes, there's a lot of tail, but it skis well.
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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!

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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).

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