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Symettrical twin tips?

post #1 of 11
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Just bought a pair of 2010 volkl ledges and I'm unsure about the mounting.

Are you supposed to mount symmetrical twin tips in the center. Does it really reduce performance if you don't?

I was planning on skiing about 50% park and 50% groomers. Should I do center mounting, or mount them a 1 or 2 cm back?

Also, I need some suggestions on bindings. I'm looking for something that's hopefully at around $100 or even under. I'm probably gonna hit up craigslist or ebay.

I've been looking at the marker 11.0/12.0 recently and a lot of people seem to be selling them at pretty good prices. How are they?
Edited by BIGCHEESE55 - 2/8/10 at 8:18am
post #2 of 11
mount point is based on the primary use of the ski. for park they mount farther forward for going switch. the ski ususally has a long row of mount points plus and minus values indicated.
post #3 of 11
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I've heard that symmetrical twins HAVE to be mounted in the center. Is that true? Should I be turned off by that, cuz I still wanna be able to ski groomers.

I've barely ever skied in the park, but the people I ski with all either want to ski groomers or go to the park. I wanna learn how to do tricks and stuff but still have some versatility.
post #4 of 11
I don't know for sure, but someone does.

I think that is not true of all symetricals as the Chopstick is a symetrical ski used for powder and I don't think it would be limited in possible mount positions.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by BIGCHEESE55 View Post

1) Are you supposed to mount symettrical twin tips in the center. Yes.

2) Does it really throw them off if you don't? Not really. It's fine to mount them back a bit... or forward, they'll be fine.

Does the symmetry throw off their ability on groomers, cuz I was planning on getting a ski for about 50% park and 50% groomers.


I already have a pair of skis for when there's good powder and I really don't need an all-mountain twin tip.

 
The 'point' of a symmetrical twin is so the ski initiates turns the same skiing switch as it does skiing forward, being in the middle enhances this and also makes it easier to spin and land. It will make the ski better for park, it will make the ski 'different' on groomers, not better or worse, just different. If you want the ski for 50% park and 50% groomers then mount 'em in the center and practice skiing switch on groomers, they'll be more fun.
post #6 of 11
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Thanks for the suggestions. Will mounting 1 or 2cm back provide a more all-mountain feel?

Also, does anyone have any good but inexpensive binding suggestions?
post #7 of 11
you should get the new marker jester bindings that will allow you to move your boot center back and forth 3cm so you can center mount them and then move them back 3cm for your "all mountain" feel.. what exactly an all mountain feel is i dont understand but go for it 
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by juhocha View Post

you should get the new marker jester bindings that will allow you to move your boot center back and forth 3cm so you can center mount them and then move them back 3cm for your "all mountain" feel.. what exactly an all mountain feel is i dont understand but go for it 

If I had $400 to spend on them........they look really nice though
post #9 of 11
I have the wall and have them center mounted. I will tell you this.. If you want an all mountain feel don't get the ledge or a symmetrical twin. They can be mounted off center and skied well there but the feel is different. 50/50 go center for sure but crud and pow performance will suffer.
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Originally Posted by ski=free View Post

I have the wall and have them center mounted. I will tell you this.. If you want an all mountain feel don't get the ledge or a symmetrical twin. They can be mounted off center and skied well there but the feel is different. 50/50 go center for sure but crud and pow performance will suffer.

Alright thanks for the advise. I'll go center then. I already have a pair of powder skis so that's fine.

What bindings do you have on them?

How are the walls on groomers? I would think that the Ledge carves a bit easier since its softer, but they're still probably comparable.
Edited by BIGCHEESE55 - 2/7/10 at 9:45pm
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Wall carves like a race ski on groomers, it really rails!

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