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Where do you mount Sir Francis Bacon?
Excited to have some Bacons on the way, but I'm not at all sure where to mount them. Sorry if this is a repeat, couldn't find much previous posts on where to mount.
I plan on these being my every day, all mountain skis. I have EP Pros for when it's strickly a powder day, but plan on using these once it gets tracked out, the day after a storm, and just as all all-mountain:groomers, park, and searching for after storm leftovers etc. EP Pro's get less fun once it gets tracked out, so I'll probably use these for the second half of powder days as well. Switch performance in powder is not a priority because I have the EP Pros for that. But I will want to ski these switch on hardpack. I do not like tip dive in powder, so I want to know how close to center you can mount these without getting tip dive.
I believe Pollard says on the product video that he has his at -1.5 INCHES from center. But doesn't the line website say the recommended line is 2.5cm back from center? It's confusing, I'm confused what recommended actually is on these. Did the line move with this years bacons or something? These will be my everyday ski basically (in the west), would it be beneficial to mount them closer to center, or leave them back?
Where do you have your bacons mounted at and how do you like it? Thanks! Your help is sure appreciated.
I have mine mounted a +2 from recommended, which is -2 from true center. I ski them mostly in powder, and some all mtn. groomers and shit. I have Anthems for park and groomers. I like them at +2 from rec, they are great switch on groomers but haven't ridden switch in pow yet. The tips don't really "dive" but if you are in wet WA snow that is waist deep sometimes you have to lean back slightly, but not that much, it just takes a run to get used to. I love these skis though. And with the sidecut they rip groomers switch.
I ski at Stevens Pass
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^I had some that were about the same and loved them!
I would say +1 or +2. Mine are at like +1.5 cause I moved the heelpiece back a little and I'm not sure what the exact measurement is. I really enjoy them on the hardpack/groomers so far, and they are great switch. Haven't gotten them into any real powder though but I don't think the tips would dive too much.
When I got mine mounted, I told the shop 3.5cm back from true. Ends up they mounted them 3.5 from the midsole which is already 3.5 back from true so mine are back a total of -7 from true. They are all right where they are right now, certainly cant ski switch but they float pow real well and cut up crud too. Before next season i am going to remount 1 cm back from the midsole line.
Alpental 'till I die.
any input on how they are when mounted at recommended?
That's a silly question. Pollard put the recommended spot on the ski for a reason.
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Well, if you bust out a tape measure you'll find that the midsole mark is exactly 6cm behind center. My Bacons are pure park skis, so I can't help you here.
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