interesitng discussion about mounting bindings on fat ski positioned so
to "force" in the skier a duck stance (toe out, heel in), both with
telemark bindings and on alpine ones (only on fat skis, narrow, racelike
skis aren't really cut for such a thing but the various SOMMA and other
boots with "offset" from the centerline looks like have been thought with
a similar end)
This discussion picked my interest because it was not addressing a particular
orthopaedic problem or similar instead, people was discussing the positive
effect that mounting bindings in a "duck stance" could have for the
Epic has quite a number (279 searching with "duck stance ski") of threads
addressing the duck stance mounting or SOMA (and alikes) boots from a "corrective"
point of view.
In an old Epicski thread
I've read that (post number 8 from jdistefa)
[Quote]To add to Michael's comment about the bindings, Marker makes a plate
that allows drilling for a toe-out stance. So, you can buy a 2-3 degree
toe-out (abducted) boot and add another 1-3 degrees
(depending on bootsole length) by using the Marker system.[/Quote]
Now, I am asking myself if from a technical point of view, is there any
benefit for "normal" skiers, I.e. increased performances, decreased
fatigue etc...the only thread I read which was touching that
is this :
and hendrix skis site is mentioned. Agreed, that thread of ours is from
'06, but I went to the hendrix site and found a thesis on duck stanced
skiing discussing it, unfortunately it's only is swedish...
0)Has this been discussed already? Yes, plenty of threads around
1)Let's say that "\/" this is the duck stance, how'd you call this :"/\"" ?
What the effects of these mounting on our skiing?
2)Is that Marker plate still existing, where can info be found about it
(link, images, etc)?
3)Has ever been thought of an adjustable plate which allows one to mount
ski bindings on it and "play" with warious degrees of "duckiness" (sort
of like the snowboard bindings which allows to adjust the orientation
by rotating it)
3)On fat skis, has anyone experimented with placing the bindings in that
stance? Or in a different mounting than aligned straight with the ski?
4)Has had any detectable positive result?
5)Where (off piste in powder, or on hardpack, on moguls, fast speed,
6)Has the technique spread around in these years or has disappeared?
Judging from the info available around, it has either disappeared or,
it's a bit of "hush hush"...
BTW, for me this is a bit "academic" since when I assume my "natural"
standing stance, my toes are so straight as to almost point inward
toward each other and when I walk, the lifted foot turns on the inside...