I demo'ed some skis just back of center at Windells, they feel squirley out of the park, espically at high speeds. But in the park, and switch, and spinning, there so much better. If you have a park specific ski, no question centermount, or just a CM or two back.
i used to have a pair of 160's then i got a pair of 168 twins that were mounted close to the center and it feels like i have the same length in the front as the 160's, but you can def get used to it and it's def worth it in the park
how do you figure? i have pe's center mounted and they're stable as hell at high speeds. i bombed from the top of Dave's Run at Mammoth all the way to the bottom, and didn't sketch out once. i actually think it's more stable, i feel more relaxed on them.
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welll they feel different thats for sure... i had 160s mounted at core center and then bought 180's and true centered them.. felt alot different but i liked the true center... its more fun to play around on
Centermounting is absolutely fine on groomers after 5 minutes of getting accustomed to being farther ahead the sidecut. As for powder, yea its not as good, but unless you ride powder more often than not, i'd say centermount and just lean back on those powder days you run into.