Originally Posted by Max_501
So, I got a message suggest at least 15mm of lift. It'll be interesting to see what others suggest.
That'd no doubt be the +/- 15mm of lift provided by a low freeride binding...
These babies are not supershapes...
I think you need to "let go" a bit or expect to be disappointed by them. Read the many threads at TGR regarding bindings, technique, etc. using this class of ski. Do you think they have not thought about this and experimented accordingly? Do you think the guys skiing big mountain comps on Praxis skis have not thought about their options (look at the bindings in the pics above and the podium pics)? Have you considered the "physics" of what is going on and the "hudge", even fundamental, differences in leverage and engagement between a conventional ski being carved on hard snow and a reverse/reverse ski being "surfed" in a deeper more fluid medium?
If you are going to give these skis a chance to show their best side - and for you to have the most fun on them, you really need to think about how they are meant to be used - and under what conditions. That will inform everything from mounting height decisions to how you ski them. As indicated in the original post, TGR has a wealth of info that is relevant. Way more than just those specific threads. Some searching around could prove useful. It is worth reading the old McConkey stuff too.
I'd suggest following the TGR "conventional wisdom" - mount them low (unless you are opting for an AT rig). Then just go play with an open mind...
As for what Keith would say - I'd bet you his response would look roughly like:
|I'm not a big fan of any rise in binding height and have not tried it with these skis. If it's not a big rise probably won't really be that big of a deal. I have seen some mounted with high backcountry set ups and the people loved them.