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Binding position

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Saw this on TGR.

With the rise is popularity of factory system bindings that allow easy repositioning of bindings complete the following:

"If my bindings are too far forward the ski feels...."

"If my bindings are too far back the ski feels...."
post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 
Ok, I'll start. If the bindings are too far forward the tails feel like they don't want to release at the end of the turn. Like they're nailed to the snow.
post #3 of 6
IMO it is almost impossible to get the bindings too far forward on most recreational system bindings as the plates are set too far back to begin with. The delta angle of the binding also is just as important.

Hints for too much delta and/or too far back: The ski skids too easily. You never feel the entire ski underfoot, just pressure on the heel area in the boot. Your butt and hips easily stick out the back of the skis and people riding the lift yell out to you asking if you want any toilet paper. You find you have to mash the cuffs and constantly be applying serious forward leverage on the boot cuff to get any tip pressure, otherwise the tails wash out when set on edge. You tire quickly as a lot of unneeded movements and energy is expended to stay forward, or you think feeling the front of the ski is someplace you should never be and just give in and ride the tails and never advance.

Hints for being too far forward or not enough delta for your anatomy/setup: You find it difficult remaining balanced in turn transitions and find it difficult to exit a turn. You have the sensation of going over the handlebars if you apply any cuff pressure. You feel more balanced with your hands at our side or behind you. The skis feel like they are nailed to the snow and won't initiate a turn without gross movements. You have to throw your hips way back when breaking or scrubbing speed.
post #4 of 6
"If my bindings are too far forward the ski feels...."

Easy to turn but lack stability at speed. Tips dive in powder.

"If my bindings are too far back the ski feels...."

Stable, but will feel like a truck without power steering, difficult to turn.

Michael
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
"If my bindings are too far forward the ski feels...."

Easy to turn but lack stability at speed. Tips dive in powder.

"If my bindings are too far back the ski feels...."

Stable, but will feel like a truck without power steering, difficult to turn.

Michael
What he said.
post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by DropCliffsNotBombs View Post
What he said.
+1. That definitely applied to older long skis (200+ cm). Not sure how it applies to the newer shorter shaped skis. Probably similar.
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