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Surface skis center markers
Are the center markers (center, -1, -2) on the Surface watch life skis legit? I mean if I mount the binding at "center" will it be a properly center mounted ski and the "-1" marker would be 1 cm behind dead center?
I'm asking because some brands put a "center" marker at some gay recommended position which is always too far backwards. I had my AR5's at 1 cm behind dead center for 2 seasons and I loved it. I want my Surfaces to be mounted more or less the same. So I'm thinking of mounting them anywhere between the "center" marker and the "-1" marker.
They are a park ski, I have powder skis, so I want them well centered.
yes im sure, i got mine center mounted, it was perfect.
Yeah I measured it now, and compared it to my AR5s...
The center mark is the exact center if you measure the surface that touches the floor when you press it onto the floor. If you run a rope from tip to tail, and divide that in half, then the mark is 1 cm behind that 'true center'. Which is exactly what I wanted and also exactly the way my AR5s are mounted. I'm stoked.
I'm blown away by this ski. I was scared of getting a heavy ski that is soft like a noodle. But fuck! They're lighter than the AR6s and they are about as stiff as Rossignols! Hell yeah!! Everything about them is gorgeous. I wonder how they ski.
the center mark on the mounting points is the true center of the running surface/sidecut of the ski. the true balance center is about +1.5cm of the sidecut center, but if you mounted at that point you would be too forward on the ski.
a well thought process...
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