EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Versatile Binding Placement on 186cm i.m88
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Versatile Binding Placement on 186cm i.m88

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
i have a new pair of 186cm Monster 88's. I want to mount them so both my older son & I can ski on them.

I have a pair of new MOJO 15's for them which have enough adjustment in the heel to accomodate both of our Raptor 150 sole length.

Mine is 313mm, his is 323mm.

Question is what mounting postioin to use.

If we mount them for a 313, he will be back on the ski and if we mount them for a 323mm I will be forward.

I was thinking of splitting the difference.

Any suggestions or comments???

By the way the factory centered mounting postion on my 175's has worked well.
post #2 of 17
My son & I also do this, we split the difference. Keep in mind a 186cm size is less sensitive to placement than a shorter ski.

Michael
post #3 of 17
Those are way too long for you, you need the 175cm!!!
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
Those are way too long for you, you need the 175cm!!!
I already have the 175, so 2 pair of 175's would be 350's
post #5 of 17
Sure, split the diff unless junior is ultimately going to steal this setup anyway [nice gig betwixt the Raptors, Mojos and IM] where you might as well set to his boot

Come to think about it…just how much does the boot sole point of the 2 Raptors vary from the toe lug? Regardless, you might like it a tad forward with the 186 IM with the toe piece set on his boot point. Then, although requiring you both adjust prior a tight step in; split the heel piece mounting position broadening travel for you both while holding the FP spec.

Please note that if a reasonable decision cannot be brokered for you two, send me the skis and I’ll mount them for my 28 shell saving potential long term disagreement between you and your son:
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
Those are way too long for you, you need the 175cm!!!

I skied n longer skis then you ever have before you were born!!!:

203cm SL, 207 GS, 210 GS, 212 & 215 SG's !!!!!!
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DonDenver View Post
Sure, split the diff unless junior is ultimately going to steal this setup anyway [nice gig betwixt the Raptors, Mojos and IM] where you might as well set to his boot

Come to think about it…just how much does the boot sole point of the 2 Raptors vary from the toe lug? Regardless, you might like it a tad forward with the 186 IM with the toe piece set on his boot point. Then, although requiring you both adjust prior a tight step in; split the heel piece mounting position broadening travel for you both while holding the FP spec.

Please note that if a reasonable decision cannot be brokered for you two, send me the skis and I’ll mount them for my 28 shell saving potential long term disagreement between you and your son:
Thanks for the offer, but he pays says! so in the unlikely event we can't agree i paid they're mine!!!!!

Thanks for the input!

His boot is a 28 shell mine is a 27.

The difference from midsole to toe is 5mm. Which makes total sense since

A 28 is 323MM (MIDSOLE MEASURED 161.5MM FROM TOE)

A 27 IS 313MM (MIDSOLE MEASURED 156.5MM FROM TOE)
post #8 of 17
which one of you weighs more? is a better skier? Splitting the difference makes a lot of sense unless he weighs alot more than you in which case he could use being back and you should just mount center for your boots.
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilT View Post
which one of you weighs more? is a better skier? Splitting the difference makes a lot of sense unless he weighs alot more than you in which case he could use being back and you should just mount center for your boots.
He weighs alot more!!!
post #10 of 17
Well maybe you should consider just mounting it center for your boots. Being 5mm back won't really hurt him terms of carving turns, he has more weight to bend the ski; and he may enjoy the -.5cm in softer, deeper snow.

Also did I miss something, what is with you getting all this head....stuff Aren't you Atomicman. Shouldn't these m88's be snoop daddies or something?
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilT View Post
Well maybe you should consider just mounting it center for your boots. Being 5mm back won't really hurt him terms of carving turns, he has more weight to bend the ski; and he may enjoy the -.5cm in softer, deeper snow.

Also did I miss something, what is with you getting all this head....stuff Aren't you Atomicman. Shouldn't these m88's be snoop daddies or something?
No worries, still lots of Atomics too including a brand new pair of 165 SL12 PB's! And plenty of other Atomics!

But also have 177 Supershape Speed, 166 i.SL Rd & as noted above 175cm i.M88!
post #12 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
I skied n longer skis then you ever have before you were born!!!:

203cm SL, 207 GS, 210 GS, 212 & 215 SG's !!!!!!
Errrrr...........I own and freeski on a pair of 218 cm Volkl DH with deflex. I also own 2 pairs of ~200 cm midfat freeskiing skis. I've been skiing 200+cm skis since the 90's. I'm also in the market for some 240cm speed skis.

Don't you own like 2 pairs of 173cm atomic sugardaddy's? ......

You really don't need the 186 im88....they are too long for you.
post #13 of 17
I'm not sure it's a huge issue. I know that a lot of predrilled race plates have 3 or 4 toe peice placements for the full range of sizes.

Or you could mount a predrilled plate onto the ski to be able to move things around. Or an Atomic binding on a track.

Or you could get your son to downsize his boots :-P
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by D(C) View Post
I'm not sure it's a huge issue. I know that a lot of predrilled race plates have 3 or 4 toe peice placements for the full range of sizes.

Or you could mount a predrilled plate onto the ski to be able to move things around. Or an Atomic binding on a track.

Or you could get your son to downsize his boots :-P
Yeah, trying to keep plates off the Monster. He upsized his Raptors from his 27 Atomic Race Tech's M Flex. (wears a size 11.5-12 shoe) so going back to a 27 ain't happenin"
post #15 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
I'm also in the market for some 240cm speed skis.
Well, here you go.

post #16 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier View Post
Well, here you go.

Just in case the Big Dog doesn't follow the helpful link and/or scroll all the way down....


..........
post #17 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
(wears a size 11.5-12 shoe) so going back to a 27 ain't happenin"
hmm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Versatile Binding Placement on 186cm i.m88