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post #31 of 44
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Thanks for all the great, helpful info everyone
post #32 of 44
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Originally Posted by dawgcatching View Post
It has a lot to do with the ski designer, but also the skier. 

 

This, would elaborate that stance has a role. In general, if you tend to drive your tips, and have a fairly dynamic forward/downhill style, you want a mount a bit behind a more neutral stance. Precisely so you don't overpressure your tips. But also, agree strongly with brand differences. 

 

Some of this is solved in carvers and all-mountains by setting aside the factory line, do a BOF calculation (threads on this), then check where that puts you relative to that factory line. In most cases, it'll be in front of the line, so then decide how much back is right. Put another way, from where do you typically ski? First meta, just behind, mid-instep, etc. There are ways of figuring that out too, using balance boards, but Dawg's notion of adjustable bindings is a pretty decent approach.

 

If you like a rock solid interface, use a plate instead. You can still change the binding without re-drilling, it just can't be done on the slope or outside the lodge at lunch. Incidentally, if I had a once drilled ski and couldn't use those holes again, I'd do a plate every time. Does away with the mechanical weakness issues intrinsic to re-drilling.

post #33 of 44
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Still waiting for these skis to arrive.  I don't anticipate them now for a few days since the Blizzard is upon me.  I will post an update as to where i mounted and my comfort level and if i change.  Thanks again for steering me in the right direction everyone.

post #34 of 44
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post #35 of 44
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Ok guys, I just got the mx 88s and they look to be in mint condition.  I just don't see anywhre on the toe piece to adjust.  Can anyone help me out?  I am obviously going to have them done properly at a shop.  I just want to know for academic purpose.  

post #36 of 44
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Update.  Just took them to the shop and toe is fixed.  Looks like i will be about a +1 ahead of the line without doing a full remount.  I will give them a try and then see if i will need a remount.  It might just be a bit too tight to remount.  This could turn out to be a big bummer.  I wonder if I could remount with a schizo type binding?  Anyone think that would be a good idea?

post #37 of 44

this will all have  a lot to the screw pattern and what it will allow. I prefer a bit of a plate/ stack height on the 83 but if it fits, an adjustable binding is a good idea. 

post #38 of 44

Ski it the way it is. Redrilling should be possible and only require drilling the toe, but... why? If you were concerned with a perfect set-up you should have started from scratch with an undrilled ski. I'd guess most skiers would prefer to be slightly forward on the MX skis, chances are you will be very happy with the ski as mounted. If you decide to move the binding, make sure you are sure (I'm saying track down a demo ski to try the 'correct' mount point, don't just start drilling away on a hunch). Anyway, I'll bet you will be very happy with the ski as is.

post #39 of 44
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
 

this will all have  a lot to the screw pattern and what it will allow. I prefer a bit of a plate/ stack height on the 83 but if it fits, an adjustable binding is a good idea. 


Or what I have currently available to me is a Marker Jester with a 90mm brake that I could mount on the line.  I just don't how the pattern of the current K12's on there and the Markers differ (is there enough space to even redrill)  That would bring me back to the schizo type binding which I can have the shop mount very negative (away from current holes) and adjust accordingly.  

post #40 of 44
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
 

Ski it the way it is. Redrilling should be possible and only require drilling the toe, but... why? If you were concerned with a perfect set-up you should have started from scratch with an undrilled ski. I'd guess most skiers would prefer to be slightly forward on the MX skis, chances are you will be very happy with the ski as mounted. If you decide to move the binding, make sure you are sure (I'm saying track down a demo ski to try the 'correct' mount point, don't just start drilling away on a hunch). Anyway, I'll bet you will be very happy with the ski as is.


Yes i will definitely try it out first before i start getting crazy.  This is what I get for getting a great deal! 

post #41 of 44
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So I skied these Super Bowl sunday and they are at 1+ and they felt squirly to me. I am going to have to purchase some schizos and have them mounted away from the holes where the current K 12s are. Then I can move the schizos "up" to get to on the line. I may even try them at -1. That will be the beauty of the schizos.
post #42 of 44
What happened with tbe Schizos?
post #43 of 44
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Have not done anything yet. I am contemplating fx 94 in a 176. I just got new boots, so I have to slow my roll with my alpine spending or my wife might explode. Also, there had been so much snow in the east that I have been on my bluehouses and line sick days. The mx's have not been out in a while
post #44 of 44
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Update Tog. FX 94s are a really great ski. May not do schizos till next season. Who knows with the way this season is going!
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