Originally Posted by tdk6
Thanks for very thorough explanation of ramp angle. Im sort of thinking in the lines of for example spyderjon and rather talk about ramp as just a difference in stand height in mm insted of degrees. Mm are really easy to measure and relate to since a 4mm ramp needs 4mm raiser to become flat.
BYW, how pleased are you with the Markers and especially the ski stoppers? Do they flush even with the sidewall of the ski? I had a lot of trouble with the Marker made Blizzard bindings and stoppers. I also find it kind of hard to raise the toe peace on a Marker binding since they have that one screw that is keeping the toe pease in place attached to the plate itselfe.
My Markers suffer from the same problems as the other Markers except for the Comp 18.0 and the other high DIN bindings. I weigh 155 lbs and if i do not set the DIN at 9 or higher sometimes i pre-release. I always set them at 9. When i set them at 8, i pre-released. I had no problems with the brakes if that is what you have been talking about. My skis are 64 mm wide at the waist.
I have the Marker WC SL Plate. The toe piece is mounted onto the plate with 3 screws. 4 for the heel piece. I saw some integrated binding/plate systems using Marker bindings like the Nordica X-Balance System. The toe piece was mounted onto the plate with 1 screw only.
If you have the WC plate then you have 3 screws for the toe piece.
OK, let's call delta the difference in height between the heel piece and toe piece. It is easier to measure although you will need to use trig tables to find the angles. This is especially true for the boot's ramp angle. If i measure the delta it will not tell me anything about the angle itself. It's true that the ramp angle decreases in longer lengths and increases in smaller sizes. With bindings it is easier because many people probably measure the delta only, not the angle itself.
I had a negative delta on my SL skis, not GS.