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Line Blends - Mounting points??
I am pretty set on these skis for my quiver.. to be used all over the hill.. 30% Charging and Pillows, 30% Backcountry Booters, 20% Groomer, 20% Park.. I will also have Reno Rockers (park/jibby stuff) in my quiver just for information.. The one thing that puts me off is the mounting point at -75mm (-7.5cm).. The furthest back i have ridden in the last couple of years is Lizzies at -2. I wouldn't want to mount further back than that.. will that ruin the ski on groomers? Help
i mounted mine at about 2.5 back from dead center. they're pretty awesome for everything right there.
i just mounted mine at the sugjested point and they rock, do every thing great
My thinking is, with the g-cut geometry (long sidecut under foot) the mounting point of the ski can be moved significantly, without a significant negative effect on performance. Since there will only be one or two mm difference in ski width at -8 recommended and at -2 (or even true), you will still be putting pressure on the ski at an (almost) equally narrow point so this shouldn't effect carving on groomers too much.. admittedly with non- symmetrical flex there will be some effects but not too great. can anyone confirm/deny this?
you should be fine at -2. the blend is a real nice ski. i may pick up a pair real cheap at the end of the season for my all mountain needs. i would go center because i like the feel of a centered ski but for what you are doing, -2 to -4 would be good. i find recommended real far back. i skied s5's at recommended, not to sure how far back, but it was pretty far back. it was good for all mountain but if you want to go in the park it is better to go forward, even a little park. but i could even ski switch in a couple inches of pow at recommended and the tails stayed up in the snow. just comparing my experiences because the sidecuts are very similar on the two. hope this doenst confuse you. good luck
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