Mostly an eastern skier, with several trips out west, and would intend to use these skis mostly in the west. This is my first purchase of a rockered Ski( Rossignol S86) When I talked to my bootfitter about the setup, he cautioned me about the Rossi bindings have a higher heel lift than the Toe piece contributing to a ramp angle. A couple of questions
1) the binding seems to have been designed for the Rossi skis( that's why I bought them as package) , is this an intended setup for Rockered skis( a ramp angle needed) or should the ramp angle be eliminated( zero degree ramp angle - with another pair of bindings that contribute zero ramp angle)
2) how badly would this ramp angle affect the way ski turns and contribute to off balance movement patterns
2) would these skis perform as well in the eastern hard pack as typical front side ski - like my fischer SC4's( well not expecting miracles here, but would expect the skis to hold up somewhat on icy eastern conditions)
3) Can I shim the binding toe piece to offset the ramp angle contributed by the heel or should I not even have the ski shop attempt this - The ski has a fairly thin sidewall , and I'm afraid that the screws would either pull out or be too long and destroy the intended characteristics of the ski if not matched to the ski sidewall.