Last fall I mounted some Duke bindings on my old Gotomas(black with the big Buddha on the tails). The stack height as quite a bit taller than the bindings I took off. I noticed that the Goats held an edge much better on groomers. So, I mounted my Rossi FKS bindings with a tall lifter plate on my new Goats(190cm). Well let me tell you these skis are a completely different animal. These will now carve big GS turns easily on hard groomed snow. And there is no drawback to soft snow performance that I can notice. I've pretty much stopped using my skinny skis. I ski pretty much Mammoth and Kirkwood exclusively, although I took them to Sun Valley where they did better than I thought they would on the hard man made snow. I'm sure it's not the set up for east coasters, but something to try for western conditions. Now my skis work first thing in the morning to late in the afternoon. I like not having to go back to tha car to switch skis when the snow turns soft. I've had the lifters in 2+ feet of powder. I really liked the feel much better over flat.
post #1 of 13
4/23/08 at 7:49am