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Mounting point for Head iM 82

post #1 of 15
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Is there any recommended mounting point for these skis other than the mark on the ski? They will be used primarily on the East coast, hopefully a trip or two out West this year also.

I have had Railflex bindings on my last 2 pair of skis so I have been able to play with the mounting point. Should I go with Railflexes again? I would like something a little lighter.

Thanks
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post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
Or it might just confuse me more.

My biggest concern in not using a Railflex binding is that on my 2 previous skis I liked different positions. On iM 75's I liked the +1 position, but on my iM 77's they felt better centered.

I guess I'll end up with Railflexes again & test for myself.

Thanks.
post #4 of 15
Personally I liked centered on the Monster series skis. I also like MOJO or Freeflex bindings (or even Look PX) over Railflex. Railflex reduces snow feel IMO.

Michael
post #5 of 15
Consider using this plate http://www.levelninesports.com/tyrol...lver-p-80.html with MOJO or freeflex bindings.

This will allow you to move the binding to a new location without redrilling the ski. This is less easy than railflex, but better than reinstalling by drilling in the ski.

If you want to easily relocate the position, no Tyrolia binding is easier than Railflex.

Michael
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I'll give it a try.
post #7 of 15
Hey man,

I've been using the head 88's with the mojo binding at factory rec. center mount and i really like that way.

New skis? That's a good sign.

Liam
post #8 of 15
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New skis? That's a good sign.

Liam
We'll see. Got a deal from a member here that I couldn't pass up.

Gary
post #9 of 15
I own the 82's with a Railflex 14; found the on-slope adjustment nice when going from icy frontside to heavy chop in back. Agree that another approach is the plate and a FF, (own some skis with these too) but changing it is more of a chore.
post #10 of 15
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Consider using this plate http://www.levelninesports.com/tyrol...lver-p-80.html with MOJO or freeflex bindings.

This will allow you to move the binding to a new location without redrilling the ski. This is less easy than railflex, but better than reinstalling by drilling in the ski.

If you want to easily relocate the position, no Tyrolia binding is easier than Railflex.

Michael
Does Look make anything similar? I'd really like to use a pair of Pivots.
post #11 of 15
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Does Look make anything similar? I'd really like to use a pair of Pivots.
No. A few of the 3 year old Dynastar & Rossignol skis have pre-drilled plates that provide this versatility, but the plate itself is not sold.

Michael
post #12 of 15
for groomers, +1cm, off piste center.
post #13 of 15
My 82's have Look PX 12's mounted on-center and they work fine all over the mountain.
post #14 of 15
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My 82's have Look PX 12's mounted on-center and they work fine all over the mountain.
I believe that. My concern was that on my previous 2 skis (with railflexes) one I prefered in the +1 position, the other in the centered position. They both felt fine the first time I skied on them. Once I played around with the postioning I definitely prefered one ski further forward.

I ordered some carve plates with Tyrolia bindings, so I will try them out in a couple of postitions & then probably leave them where I like them best.
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by RatherPlayThanWork View Post
I believe that. My concern was that on my previous 2 skis (with railflexes) one I prefered in the +1 position, the other in the centered position. They both felt fine the first time I skied on them. Once I played around with the postioning I definitely prefered one ski further forward.

I ordered some carve plates with Tyrolia bindings, so I will try them out in a couple of postitions & then probably leave them where I like them best.
To me the point of having adjustable bindings is that you will change them around during the year depending on the type of skiing that you will do. I had adjustable bindings on a pair of Atomic R:11's. 95% of the time I left them in the same position.

I personally think the 82's should be mounted flat. IMO the Looks have the best toe piece on the market so it was a easy choice for me.
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