I ordered a pair of 2009 Elan 888s from a shop on the West Coast. They just arrived...what a nice ski!...
Small problem-the shop's price sticker on the ski says the year 2008, but the invoice says 2009. I know the ski is the same whichever model year it is, but I've read here that the center line for binding mounting has been moved back on the new model. No shop around here has this ski for me to compare, and I want to make sure to mount the bindings on the "new" line...anybody have exact measurements for the new line (how far from tip/tail) so I can see if this ski has the new (corrected) line or the old one?
...Also, any binding suggestions for a 200lb fairly agressive level 7/8 skier? Do I have to go with a wider binding?
...While your reading this, what's your take on using this ski in Utah in early April over a softer ski, such as the Scott Mission or Watea 84. ( Most likely an equal mix of on/off trail)
Thanks in advance for any feedback.