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Offset bindings on super fatties?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Are offset bindings on super-fatties a good idea? If so, how much of an offset? :

Cheers,

Michael
post #2 of 16
this topic is covered fairly well in this recent thread on TGR:

http://tetongravity.com/forums/showt...inding +mount

Check out this pic from the above mentioned thread:
post #3 of 16
has anybody actually ever skied "duck foot" stance?

i love how those Hendryx skis look (their Rhino Chaser is pretty sweet looking). But am more interested in how they ski since the designer plugs them as a "surf style" that will have you sliding down the slope.
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
has anybody actually ever skied "duck foot" stance?
My knees hurt from just looking at the picture. :

Cheers,

Michael
post #5 of 16
I have a pair of Rossi Axials (110mm) mounted offset. I hate it.

I keep planning on remounting them, but never get around to it. Maybe tomorrow...
post #6 of 16
If you want to try it snag some pow skis with older Solly bindings or current comp Solly bindings that have toe wing adjustment on both sides of the toe piece. Loosen one side all the way and tighten the other side all the way to kick your toes to the outside. Some of Solly's Euro race athletes do this. I tried it on my AK Rockets and it made them feel a little more floaty but I decided it wasn't the ticket. I'm surprised the TGR crew missed that, I'd tell them but I don't want the JONG treatment...
Have fun.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by bennyr View Post
If you want to try it snag some pow skis with older Solly bindings or current comp Solly bindings that have toe wing adjustment on both sides of the toe piece. Loosen one side all the way and tighten the other side all the way to kick your toes to the outside. Some of Solly's Euro race athletes do this. I tried it on my AK Rockets and it made them feel a little more floaty but I decided it wasn't the ticket. I'm surprised the TGR crew missed that, I'd tell them but I don't want the JONG treatment...
Have fun.
I bet that really messes with the release functionality.
post #8 of 16
Nope it doesn't change it at all. I tested it at the shop to make sure.
Have fun.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by bennyr View Post
If you want to try it snag some pow skis with older Solly bindings or current comp Solly bindings that have toe wing adjustment on both sides of the toe piece. Loosen one side all the way and tighten the other side all the way to kick your toes to the outside. Some of Solly's Euro race athletes do this. I tried it on my AK Rockets and it made them feel a little more floaty but I decided it wasn't the ticket. I'm surprised the TGR crew missed that, I'd tell them but I don't want the JONG treatment...
Have fun.
Props to you benny, good idea.....I've never heard of that and will certainly try it out.
post #10 of 16

duck foot helps knock-kneed?

i have tried this in the living room, and it makes my knock-knees track straight, but has anyone actually tried it for that purpose?
post #11 of 16
Duke,
That was part of the reason I was messing with the duck foot thing. I have really tight hips and hamstrings which makes my natural stance really duck footed and makes me knock kneed in my ski boots. A duck stance like I tried on my powder skis or boots like the Fischers or Nordica Aggressors change my alignment considerably. For me personally I decided that I like my pow skis set up straight and my boots canted a little.
Have fun.
post #12 of 16
better yet, has anybody ever skied those Hendryx skis?

since the Swedes seem to be pushing the duck footedness, what about their skis?

yeah?

neah?
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
Are offset bindings on super-fatties a good idea? If so, how much of an offset? :

Cheers,

Michael
Define "super-fatties"...
post #14 of 16
Super fatties are better than good fatties but not as good as super-duper fatties I'd say triple digits underfoot puts a ski in the ballpark and bigger than 110mm underfoot qualifies for sure.
Have fun.
post #15 of 16
THe Hendryx Purple Haze models shown above have a 108 waist
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bandit Man View Post
Define "super-fatties"...
I like Benny's answer, ultimately it's in the eye of the beholder.

My definitions are as follow;

Superfat 101mm plus.

Put another way, my hardsnow ski is a 66mm and my superfat is a 125mm. Here is the math (125-66)/2+66=95.5. So for me, my midfat should be a ski with a 95 or 96mm waist dimension, like the Fischer Atua.


Cheers,

Michael
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