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Are binding lifts important?
how much, if anything, does a lift for bindings really help? I just bought the rossignol power 100 t plate s binding and the discription said the lift gave "enhanced edge grip, turn initiation, and power" but since i spend like 95% of the time in the park is it really that helpful? thanks!
For park you probably don't want lifters. Lifters help for skiing around the mountain and if you're using wider skis. I only put lifters on skis if the waist is at least 90-95mm, but that's just personal preference. So in a nutshell...lifters: good for skiing, not so good for park. Of course this is all just opinion and I'm making generalizations, but that's what most people including myself do.
It depends they arent that great for park. Except if your riding LOOK p12 Jibs and youre over 170 pounds or so. The lifter helps to stop heal movment in the back causing your binding brake to break off and ski to eject I had this problem without the lifters. I called the rep and he told me that it was a common problem and he sent me new bindings and lifters and I didnt have the problem it helped me out.
thanks for helping me cure my ignorance on this topic. it was very helpful
ya, use the JIBS if u are skiing park
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Lifters help with turning/carving because they put you higher off the ground, and because of that they let you lean in farther without making contact with the ground...think about it like this: if you were to hold your ski one inch above the ground and put it on edge, then measure the distance from the ground to the edge that is in the air...now hold it two inches above the ground and do the same thing, the higher it gets the more you can tilt it before it touches, and therefore, the more edge grip you can use...
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This makes no sense to me. The only thing that may be a problem is that a lifter puts more torque on the ski, as the guy above me said, and so your skis are more likely to be tweaked around by smaller imperfections in your landing. Because there is more leverage on the ski from a smaller off balanceness if I can say it that way, you may be more likely to fall. In all honesty, I don't know if it makes a difference. However, if you decide to mount with a binder plate binding without the plate, make sure to have the shop use shorter screws because the stock ones will go through the ski if they are used.
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I don't think it's that big of a difference. You can feel the difference when you're carving, but in the park, if you're worried about the loss of the most minute amount of stability, you might want to check your ass; there's probably a procupine stuck up it.
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