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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
So I picked up a pair of Salomon Foils with bindings off of ebay, unfortunately the bindings weren't mounted to where they would fit my boots, so I put them in the shop to get them remounted. The shop tech called me today and asked me if I want them mounted on the traditional spot, or in the middle of the ski. I'm not really sure what I want, because I've never skied a ski that had the bindings mounted in the middle.

What do the bears think?

I ski in summit county, I work at a resort so I typically get in 70-100 days a season. I ski the whole mountain. I have a pair of Dynastar AGYL's that are great for groomers and bumps. I pow, and I'm hoping to get more back country in this year, but I spend a fair amount of time in the park too, I don't really do spins, although I'm working on my 180's and maybe a 360 is in my future. I know that a center mount is good for the park, but will it affect the way the skis work in powder?
post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by TexasSkier View Post
I know that a center mount is good for the park, but will it affect the way the skis work in powder?
Yes. Center mounting means less shovel and more tail... think about that for a second. If you have more tail you get the tail staying UP in the snow due to more surface are. If you have less shovel, you get less float due to less surface area... are you seeing a problem yet?

All that being said, the Foil isn't a powder ski. Sounds like you will like a more 'traditional' mount, but center mounting is what all the cool kids are doing.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
I know it's not a powder ski, but neither are my agyl's and their diminutive dimensions didn't stop me from getting knee deep freshies, so I know the foil's not a pow ski per-se, but it's got to be better than what I was on.

So does the center mount make the ski more likely to nose dive in pow? or just make it ride deeper in the snow and harder to turn?

Also I do intend to buy some real pow skis at some point either this season or next, but I haven't even told my gf about the foils yet so I have to go slow.
post #4 of 12
Mount them back. I had a pair a few years ago and mounted them a little behind the traditional mount. The center mount is really only good for the park. The foil will hold its own in a few inches of powder. They are a fun ski, but the core gets a little sloppy, especially if you are putting in 70-100 days/season. I skied mine for 2 weeks and sold them.
post #5 of 12
I was trying to say that YES, mounting them in the center will make them ski like crap in powder... I know plenty of people who like all their skis mounted in the center, but i also know people who like brussell sprouts. there is no accounting for taste. You sound like you will prefer a more traditional mount point.
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Awesome traditional mount it is, thanks guys.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
I was trying to say that YES, mounting them in the center will make them ski like crap in powder... I know plenty of people who like all their skis mounted in the center, but i also know people who like brussell sprouts. there is no accounting for taste. You sound like you will prefer a more traditional mount point.
You've never had fresh brussel sprouts roasted in olive oil....
post #8 of 12
Fresh brussel sprouts sauteed in bacon grease really works well.
post #9 of 12
I've had brussell sprouts in many varied ways... Do Not Like.
post #10 of 12
just some butter and chopped garlic and pan fry them...mmm. cut them in half first and you can get them nice and cooked in the middle, a little burnt and crispy is perfect!!
post #11 of 12
ugh, i hate brussel sprouts
post #12 of 12
This got off track pretty quickly. Sorry....
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