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Help! Marker WC Piston SL Plate

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hi guys,

I need your help. I have the Volkl P50 SL WC and the plate has three positions for the toe: front, center and back. I would like to know what would be the advantages and the drawbacks if i moved the toe in the front or center position. Currently it is in the rear position.

My guess is this: moving the toe from the rear position (current position) to the front would load the tip more and this would result in easier carving and probably SL carved turns will be easier. But what about skidded turns?

I would like to know what you guys felt when you played with these positions. There must be someone who did this.

Thanks a lot,
Jamie
post #2 of 4
I have mine on the rear postion since I'm skiing a 170 SL ski. But then I've put 1 ski on Xtreme-O carve(front) and 1 on cruise(rear) and hell I couldn't tell any diff. But then maybe another guy could.
post #3 of 4

Marker WC piston plate

I had the SL plate mounted in 2 positions and I could tell no difference at all .I say set it and leave it .
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
I was curious to see how the WC racers set their bindings so i looked at some pics with Volkl athlets. In most pics the toe was in the center position. Only a few were in the rear position. I know that what works for them doesn't necessarily mean it is going to work for us but i was curious to see. I can tell you that i didn't see any pic with the toe in the front position.

All i said applies for men and women too. So i guess the women don't need to place the binding more forward.
In conclusion, i have to say that most racers prefer the toe in the center position. But this does not answer my question.

Slider and Gator, i would be happy to know that the current position is good. But from looking at the holes, the toe moves forward quite a bit from the rear to the front to actually think there is a difference. But it's only July and i can't test the plate.

Keep the info coming,
Jamie
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