Originally Posted by empressdiver
I would think that the floating option would be the way to go with a slalom ski, which is only 165cm. long, and will arc more than a longer ski.
For mounting the plate, you may have to get it lined up with a jig at a ski shop. I have a pair of 05-06 Nordica Doberman GSR 176cm World Cup GS racing skis with Marker Piston plates marked "SL". There doesn't appear to be any clearly marked centreline on the plates.
The base of my plates at the back is angled up slightly which will allow the tail of the ski to arc more easily. The names on the side of the plate read from the front to the rear.
Can you post a pic of your plates to show how the floating option is set? I actually thought all current model race plates were designed to float.
The bindings are already mounted (in the floating position) but I will take some Pic's and post them.
There are four options, two for SL and two for GS
I was told by Marker that the floating option is similar to the way pervios piston plates are mounted. He said that the "non" floating option was new for this tears piston plate.