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Binding position on Blizzard magnum 7.6 IQ

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Recently I bought a pair of 170 CM Blizzard Magnum 7.6 IQ 2009-10.

The Binding position seems to be much more forward.

Putting my other skis on the ground to compare:

Volkl Unlimited AC30 163 cm
Atomic IZOR 167 cm
Blizzard Magnum 7.6 IQ 2009-10 170 cm

Volkl and Atomic skis are proportional.

But putting the Blizzard side by side with the binding center positions 'in-line' with each other, the blizzard tip is 3 cm shorter than the Atomic while the tail sticks out 5 cm -- the Blizzard binding position is a full 3 cm ahead. 

(Note: the actual length difference between the Blizzard and the Atomic is 2 cm)

Is that by design to make turning easier? But a full 3 cm seems a bit too much.....and the tail may 'hang'.

I will not be able to test it out until Dec. 27, and fiddle around to find the right binding position will be quite a bit of work and I may lose confidence on the ski.
Edited by HKSkier - 12/13/09 at 7:43am
post #2 of 7
I don't know about Vokl, but Atomics are usually further back than most and on some of there system skis, give you the option of moving the binding forward.  I have all my Atomics 2 cm forward of the Forward position.  This past week my daughters race coach said she would benefit from having her binding moved forward.  She was on Atomics.
post #3 of 7
 I thought the new Blizzards come with a mounting plate which can easily be moved?  Do your skis have a screw between the heel and toe piece on a metal plate?  If so, remove it and notice you can slide the whole mounting plate forward or aft to a variety of settings and screw it back down.  If so, test a few different positions before deciding on your favorite!
post #4 of 7
 Check that the connecting plate is properly installed, I made the mistake once of reversing the bar which put the binding forward. 
post #5 of 7
I think he is talking abvout the boot center mark, not the actual binding location (although the binding position is dependent on that mark) 
post #6 of 7
 There is no center mark on that ski for the point of reference. 
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
There is an arrow on the ski (center mark) which actually corresponds to the screw location (only one screw to fix the binding which slides into the side 'grooves'.)

I believe I mounted everything correctly and the center mark of the ski do match up with the mark on the boot. But just that it is much more forward than the other 2 skis.

I know I can experiment in moving it 1or 2 cm back or forward to find what I like, but just curious why Blizzard is so far forward (0 position) as compared to the other skis.
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