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Mounting Point / 1080 Foil

post #1 of 5
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Just had the local shop mount my Look Lifters on my new 166cm 1080 Foils. I don't ski the park much and told them to mount them for all mountain. My request passed through so many hands for 4 weeks that I'm guessing the tech finally just mounted them at whatever the recommended is for the Foil I'm sure.

I'm used to sking Atomic M9's and really love the way these ski - but wanted some lighter twins. The skis are about the same size and when held side to side the toe on my Foils are about 3.5 inches forward of where my Atomics are mounted.

I need som Ed-ju-caytion here.. When you all say center mount for the park do you actually mean " center of the boot literally at the center of the ski"? Or something else? Doing some better research now I wish I could have told them to mount them about 3cm behind recommended (which seems to be everyone's preference for all mountain). Anyway to tell where mine are compared to the recommended? And if I'm at the recommended - will I hate them as I sumersalt through the powder and moguls with my puny tips and huge tails? Or could I get used to them and learn to luv'em.

Tanks
post #2 of 5
Very few pros are center mounting their twins- most of them are at +3 or +4. Any further forward of that and you don't have enough tip to land switch on. I know the Foil has a traditional midsole and then a recommended mounting point of +2, neither of which would really adversly affect the performance of the ski.
post #3 of 5
I thought it sounded like the bindings got mounted on the Freeride mark (forward) rather than the freestyle mark (traditional). These are usually about 3 cm apart. Most guys not skiing park exclusively prefer the rearward mounting point. Its usually identified by a small hash mark on the ski and will put the ball of your foot just forward of the chord center.
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
So it sounds like center mount means "chord center"? My boot is very close to dead center of the chord. Already mounted so I can't see any other hashes or marks.

I will be skiing all mountain - all the time. Do you think I should have them mounted further back? Or are there guys doing bumps and trees mounted center of the chord? Wish I could get out and try them but I'll be 5 days into my trip before I can get them adjusted.
post #5 of 5
Your M9 is a non-twin, the Salomon is a twin. If you check mounting point in relation to running surface I think you'll discover that the bindings on the Salomon aren't as forward as you fear.
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