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.......  I tried them on the line as well as ~7.5 mm back and forward.  I didn't noticed a huge difference with the various mounting points, but had mentally settled on going 3.5 mm forward as I thought the forward mount might have been a bit better in the bumps....



Are you really going to noice any difference less than 10mm? FFS, 3.5mm is only a pancake thick.  If in doubt, why not get adjustable bindings (Marker Schizo, Tyrolia Railflex, Vist Speedlock).

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.......  I tried them on the line as well as ~7.5 mm back and forward.  I didn't noticed a huge difference with the various mounting points, but had mentally settled on going 3.5 mm forward as I thought the forward mount might have been a bit better in the bumps....



Are you really going to noice any difference less than 10mm? FFS, 3.5mm is only a pancake thick.  If in doubt, why not get adjustable bindings (Marker Schizo, Tyrolia Railflex, Vist Speedlock).


If I go 3.5 mm in front of the current line, I'll be about an inch forward of the mark on my older ski...already have some look bindings that I like...thought about demo/adjustable bindings, but from what I could tell, the Look demos have a lot more ramp than the models I have skied.  Was hoping to get dialed in with the demo rental, but didn't realize the sidewall marks were so far apart until today.  Had I noticed this, I would have moved the demo binding around more.

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There does seem to be a convergence of thought in this segment - my dealer here says Atomic haven't changed the Crimson for 2011 except for minor changes to graphics whereas the 2011 Salomon Enduro is being softened up from 2010 to make it more similar.



The Enduro did not exist in 2010 and the current 2011 ski is not similar at all to the current Atomic Crimson.

 

SJ


My bad - add one year to the dates I quoted. Easy to get confused in the Southern Hemisphere - as our season is June to October we actually get the new skis "first" and skied the "2011" skis in 2010. The implication was that next year's ("2012") Enduro is expected to be softer than this year's. 

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There does seem to be a convergence of thought in this segment - my dealer here says Atomic haven't changed the Crimson for 2011 except for minor changes to graphics whereas the 2011 Salomon Enduro is being softened up from 2010 to make it more similar.



The Enduro did not exist in 2010 and the current 2011 ski is not similar at all to the current Atomic Crimson.

 

SJ


My bad - add one year to the dates I quoted. Easy to get confused in the Southern Hemisphere - as our season is June to October we actually get the new skis "first" and skied the "2011" skis in 2010. The implication was that next year's ("2012") Enduro is expected to be softer than this year's. 


I just had my Salomon presentation this week and it was indicated the the Enduro 84 is unchanged for next year. There is a new collection of Enduro models however, and some of them will be softer.

 

SJ

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re the comment: "In recent years, Salomon has had a reputation of building light, nimble skis that are playful and fun for mid level skiers but possibly not ideal for the more aggressive folks out there or for very hard snow conditions. THE ENDORO IS NOT THAT SKI."

 

Can you suggest an all-mountain Salomon that is that ski, i.e. light/nimble & playful, for mid-level skier (I'm an L7, skiing in Tahoe).

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Lord

 

SJ

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A little late I know, but I did end up getting some new Line Prophet 90's after demoing Sultan 94's and 85's and Crimson ti. My son had decided he wanted Line Prophets, but he lives in NYC and I live in Maine, so I saw a pair for a good price and grabbed them. Unfortunately, he REALLY wanted the Prophet 100's and I had the 90's. So I mounted them up and figured if I didn't like them they could go on eBay. He came up on Thursday night and we were in line early at Sugarloaf. It snowed all day, so we had an inch of new on a very hard base that was about 8 to 10 of new by the end of the day. We both loved our new skis. The 90's were really good on the hard surfaces. They held a nice edge, were easy to ski various radius turns either carved (weight forward) or skidded. They were really good in the bumps, not as quick as some, but quick enough and easy to steer in everything from big soft mounds to hard with ice troughs. They were terrific in the powder and crud at the end of the day and in stiff wind blown crud on the next two days. They do require good technique to get a turn initiated. And they are the first skis I have owned where I was really aware of a little slowness edge to edge, but that comes with the 90mm territory. 

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