this is what i did.
ive ridden them about 7days now and the mount point is goodies, but i HIGHLY DOUBT that a center mounted alpha/halo could hack it in pow.ive tried at -1.5 and its nothing to write to NS about thats for sure. good allmountain, NOT pow.
sparknotes: -2.5 mount= safe/what armada will tell you to do duhr
-1.5 mount= what ive done, and i am very pleased.good all-mountain performance
Center Mount= all park (i would imagine??), Mike Hornbeck likes center so thats good, spinny im sure.