I just picked up a Head mojo 90 in 176 and a set of Marker Barons: with the idea of using them as an East Coast backcountry ski that I could also take West if I wanted to do some backcountry there. I think the main places I want to ski are the woods, frozen stream beds etc. I live in Ottawa, and it looks like there are areas in the parks nearby that would be more fun than anything at local areas. Some of this skiing would also be slackcountry in or near resorts (think slidebrook at Sugarbush). Since there might be some resort crossover, I wouldn't mind of the ski was OK in bumps, especially since the woods in the east can get pretty bumped up. Basically that seems compatible with tree skiing anyway.
Me: 5'-9" 185, don't know what level, maybe 8 or 9? I can ski most things in the east...
Other possibly relevant info: I currently use a Salomon X-Wing Fury for resort bumps and woods and like it a lot. I've ended up with the bindings about 1 cm back from the recommended mounting point, which seems to be very forward on these skis - say 3-4 forward of the recommended mounting point on Head Monster 75s, my previous ski.
So my question is where to mount the bindings for these uses? The Barons have a zero ramp angle if this effects the answer. I'm asking partly because I have hear that recommended point on the mojos is very forward, and more appropriate for park.
My inclination would be to ignore the lines and just mount them BOF (ball-of-foot) at center of the running surface, but that raises a question I've always wondered about: What exactly is meant by BOF in that formula? BOF under the big toe? Maybe the center of the bone you can feel under that part of the BOF? Or is it BOF at the center of the foot? I ask because it seems like there could be a bit of variance here, and I've been able to notice a variance in the way something skies from moving the binding a centimeter or less.
Thanks an advance to anyone has has some thoughts here.