Originally Posted by Rossi Smash
See post #7 above
And thanks guys for all the info
Originally Posted by mrski00
The pin location on the 2001/2002 were designated with letters. The forward position "C" for carving with more energy to the front of the ski for quicker turn initiation
The center position "N" for Neutral with equal amounts of energy to the front & back
The rear position "R" for Racing with more energy to the tail during the turn for maximum performance.
It sure made a difference. The only position I didn't like was the front.
Marker has in the last few years had their Motion Bdgs with the locking pin in the rear. I think that was a big mistake & they now are starting to change to the center where it should be. Just my take on it.
does the C position deliver more energy to the front of the ski?How
does the R position deliver more energy to the tail of the ski?How
does the flex change with pin location?
The binding plate is on some sort of rail.
Having the point of no movement between the rail and the ski further to the front means that right under the pin the ski is stiffened a little by not being allowed to decamber as much in that spot. Where as having the pin somewhere else allows the ski and binding to slide past each other and a more deformed ski shape between ski and binding between that point and the pinned location.
Does that check out with your skis (my skis are a 4.5 hour drive from here)?