I have two pairs of skis that I sort of came into:
Head Full Metal Jacket WC - Cheater GS Ski
Look TT9 Binding
Vist (Elan) Race Plate
It ends up that after talking to the shop about bindings for the Heads, they've convinced me to let those skis stay in retirement. So I will. The Elan's however weren't used much and have been sitting in a garage for years and are in pretty good shape. I was originally buying them to get the bindings to put on the Heads.
What I noticed about both skis, that were originally purchased from different shops, is that if you go through the process of determining Center Running Surface (CRS) and mark it, the Head's bindings place the boots BOF 2 cm behind CRS and the Elan's Salomon's were mounted so the BOF would be at least 2.5 cm IN FRONT of CRS.
The boot center mark comes close to lining up with the boot center mark on both race plates. So my question is, how do you determine the location for a race plate for a particular ski? Strictly where ever the manufacture states? I believe the race plate stays the same size but skis varies in length so the simplest of ways (I think) would be to get the Manf center mark on the ski and race plate to match up.
Did Elan really want the 2002 vintage SLX that far forward? During a time when everyone is mounting so far back?
Edited for clarity - need to stop posting before my morning coffee.
Edited by L&AirC - 8/15/10 at 7:32am