Originally Posted by Noodler
VA - Are you a tall guy with big feet? What are your measurements? If you're average height or shorter with a smaller foot than I would bet that you'll be fine (actually better off) moving forward.
I'm 6'4" 190, and my boots have 335mm soles (29cm insole). I think this qualifies me as a tall guy with big feet.
(my feet really aren't big for my hight though)
I decided to mount them back instead of forward, for a few reasons. First was that the balance point weight wise was where the boot toe would be if I mounted the behind the previous holes, and all of my other Volants had boot toe marks where the weight balanced. I also remembered that I skied on my other Chubbs a bit forward last season out of ignorance; they have adjustable demo toes, and when I first got them, I hadn't yet discovered the toe mark and there wans't and mid boot mark, so I skied them 2 cm forward, then moved them back a couple times, as they tended to dive in the forward position. I'd rather err on the side of being slightly in the back seat than have my tips diving on me.
In order to mount in front of the previous holes it would have put me 22mm forward of the factory mark, whereas mounting them behind put me less than a centimeter back. When I brought them into the shop today I talked to a couple techs at the shop who asked me what type of skiing I'd be using them for, and they both thought that the rear position would be better, of course by that time I was leaning toward the rearward mounting.
Given that Volants have such a huge sweet spot, I'm sure they'll be just fine. I'll let you know once we get some decent snows.