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Volkl 100EIGHT binding mounting position

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When out in Utah [Alta, Solitude] in March 2016, I rented wide skis for the fresh two feet of heavier powder and their remains. I recently scored a "loss leader" on Volkl 100EIGHT skis in 173 cm length to fill that void in my quiver. Full rocker. The skis will be used for deeper new snow and its apre ski remnants, and they may also be used for other suitable purpose that appear to work for them. I'll be skiing on them when I'm seventy-five years old, after open heart surgery in August 2014 [mitral valve repair] and recent ablation for A-fib from which I'm still recovering [recent!]. I think that on a great day, with hero conditions and on top of my game, I might be able to fake Level 8. Truth be told, I've been a higher Level 7 and have lost a few steps that I'll regain. The ski has mounting markings - one for boot sole center mark at 0, one forward of that at 1 cm and one 2 cm forward of the 0 mark. I'll be having AAAAAAttack 13 bindings put on them. I've shrunk two inches to a height of 5'8" and weigh 155 lbs. Sometimes five pounds less.

I also have Kastle FX94 in 166 cm length, and will also have the newer version of Stockli Laser AX in either 159 cm or 167 cm [I've been nudged toward 167 but will discuss that in another thread - please].

My question: Which boot sole center mark would work best for me on the 100EIGHTs, and why?

Thank you in advance for your thoughts.

 
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Zero. Per our local rep's feedback from customers, testers, etc...
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If I had to guess, I would have said zero or back from zero. I just want to understand why they have the zero plus two markings ahead of zero. I'd still like to hear from others before having the bindings mounted.
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Dunno... I asked this question for several folks I sold these to early this past season who had the same question, both men and women... I skied it at zero and it seemed right. Haven't yet crossed paths with any one who's been unhappy with 0. The only compelling reason I can think of might be if your'e a light, smaller skier who wants to ski a longer ski. I can't recall if the men's and womens' mount lines are the same, but I think they are.

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