|Originally posted by Ryel:
My K2 Mod 7/8 skis have a mark (Toe) for mounting the bindings but after Utah discussion by the pros I measured the tip to tail and divided by half to mark the center of the ski length and found that the bindings (center of boot) are mounted a good five inches behind the center of the ski. What are the basic arguments for centering the mid-point of the boot over the center of the ski compared to mounting where the manufacture indicates as ‘proper’?
I have noticed the exact same situation. On my 167 cm K2 Mach S skis, the mid-sole mark is 3 1/4" behind the center of the running surface (pressing the skis together and finding the midpoint of the touching surface area).
When I find the center of my arch (is the arch the same thing as "the ball of your foot"???), it is almost exactly at the mid-point marking on my Head Ti N97 boots. (Is the center of the ballof the foot usually forward of the boot centerline? if so, what might I be doing wrong?)
So if I were to mount according to these directions, my bindings ould be 3" further forward than suggested by the manufacturer.