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Same boots - new skis - alignment change?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

First I wish to thank those in this forum that have been kind and helpful in the information that they provide.

 

Not really a boot question but does relate to alignment - however if need be move the question to the correct forum.

 

Boots are great, starting second full season in a set of Mach1's. During the off season I changed equipment (skis & bindings)

Now all the progress of last year seems to taken a step back - yes another year older and a few more aches and pains - but I'm finding it feels like I'm in the back seat which is problematic with turn initiation.

 

I have moved from a Dynastar Speed Course Ti /Look setup  (skis were tuned 1 base/2 side - and which has been sold to make room for the new setup) and changed to Head Rebel/Tyrolia (factory tune .5 base/2 side).

 

I hear that some bindings have different ramp angles and I'm wondering if this is what I'm feeling - sensing? Is there a method that I can do a 'home' check (realizing that it is not a simple topic) to see if I'm in the ball park or determine that I need to find some assistance.

 

BTW I also realize that body mechanics do and more that likely are the cause - however I will not be with a seasoned observer till later this month and since I changed equipment I thought I'd ask.

 

Thanks

 

Stephen

post #2 of 4

1)    odds are the "factory tune" angles may, or may not be, what they say they are.  Plus that does not say what the detune is, or if the angles are the same tip to tail.    Get a good ski tuner to take a look at them.

 

2)  click one boot into each ski setup.   measure the bottom of the ski base, to the bottom of the boot, on both toe and heel.   See what the height difference is.   usually the heel is 5-15mm taller then the toe

 

3)  mounting point on the skis may be different on the 2 pairs as well.

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

Thanks mntlion

 

I'll do the measurement(s), I know the guy who bought the skis so I still have access to them..

 

I'll check the tune - I assumed that since a reputable shop did the work... but then one should never assume..

 

Stephen

post #4 of 4

both the shop, or the company, might have had an off day.

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