Originally Posted by BigE
The subject line says it all.
Actually the subject line doesn't say it all.
Marker has two main retail heel pieces. One is the Twincam heel (3 piece heel on the M11.0 Ti and higher). The other is the Compact heel (2 piece heel on M11.0 and lower). Both of these have different methods to setting forward pressure.
For the Twincam heel, with the boot in the binding, the forward pressure screw on the back of the heel should be flush with the housing.
For the Compact heel, with the boot in the binding, the forward mounting screw will be set properly with a scribe on the screw lined up with the housing or screw flush with the housing. The correct forward pressure is dependent on the release value of the ski.
In regards to the extra 1-2 clicks, I can't say anything for the Atomics, but for the Markers, it isn't a bad idea. This is a common practice that racers do because sometimes a binding cannot keep up with the ski when it goes back into reverse camber after being loaded up with energy. This is a method to reduce the chances of this type of prerelease.