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Center Mounting my skis
So I got my first pair of twin tips last year - the 158 Rossignol
Scratch Blast. I didn't really know much about park skiing at the time,
so I kinda just told the guys at the shop i spent a lot of time at the
park although it would be my first season ever using twin tips. In the
end, they mounted them "modern".
Now that a year has passed, I've learned a lot more about park skiing,
and I started to wonder - should I center mount my skis, or leave them
where they are? There are three mounting lines on my ski - standard,
modern, and addicted, standard being the farthest back and addicted
being the farthest forward. Now I spend most of my time in the park
although I do ski all-mountain too, so I'm not sure exactly which line
would be best for me. Another thing is, that "Addicted" isn't true
center - it's actually a few inches back from center. If I were to
mount it center, would I want to mount the true center, or on the
addicted line? Also, this is my only pair of skis since i don't think I
can convince my dad to buy me two sets of skis. Which makes me think
that I would want to mount my skis a little back from true center
anyway. So should I get them remounted on the addicted line? Finally,
what's the difference between "regular center" and "true center"? I'm
assuming "true center" is the actual center of the length of my ski,
while "regular center" is what my addicted line means, but I don't know
what "regular center" is referring to.
Thanks, and sorry for the long winded post!
i have a pair of symetrical volkl walls and they are center mounted (obviously) and they perform amazing in the park because of true center, and are also suprisingly good on the mountain too. As for your regular center/true center thing, i have no clue what the difference is. sorry. hope that helps
you know they mount the bindings using the center of the boot and not the binding right? if you know that and i sounded like a queer im sorry some people dont know that and get the common misconsention (how do you spell that) that there skis are mounted back cause the bindings line up with the modern line, but the skis are mounted center because thats were the boot tells the binding to go. i hope that made some sense.
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Don't worry - I understand how common of a misconception that is... But yes I did know that and my midsole does line up with the "modern" line.
But really my main concern is whether or not my ski would still perform well if I were to mount it at the true centre, and not start feeling funny, since I know some skis have their mounting lines where they are because otherwise the ski wouldn't behave properly.
Oops sorry for double post, but lazy, thanks for the input. Unfortunately though, my skis aren't symmetrical, so they would probably perform different to your skis.
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