Indeed Noodler, I did the same thing on my 2008 Monster Chip 183 skis.
Moving the binding to the +15 point on the railflex just changed the ski completely!
As per the iTitans, I pulled the trigger on the last 177cm available in the Montreal region
and tried them today for 20+ runs and over 4 hours.
The verdict? Just plain frontside awesomeness!
3 things stand out:
Grip on all surfaces:
After a snow-rain-snow episode in almost
all of southern Quebec, carving on irregular and changing surfaces
was very confidence inspiring and with a lot of aplomb.
Ice was soft, but laying razor tracks was effeotless.
Yes, there is a chip and it does have a race plate.
Do these two things combine for a smooth, very poised ride?
40 mph in variable conditions seemed effortless and easy.
Variable turn radius:
The ski answers the call on any radius requested!
Simple hip angulation will generate 20m turns, but
as you angle the knees and load the spatula,
it can go down into the 12's! Very responsive as well.
Conditions were too soft to really experience Kers,
however a very lively ski without excessive chatter.
Strong hold and not tiring to ride.