Thanks for everyone’s help. Much appreciated! I have gotten the 169cm skis but I need some help with mounting the bindings.
I’m planning to do 50% park and 50% all mountain. Should I get them mounted at 2cm or at 3cm forward?
Moving the binding from zero to 2cm forward of center is considered an all-mountain stance. Use this setting if a majority of time is spent outside of the terrain park.
Moving the binding 2 to 5cm forward is a versatile stance for skiers who spend about half of their time in the terrain park.
Moving the binding 5 to 7cm forward is the perfect stance for skiers who spend all of their time in the terrain park.
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0-2cm forward: All Mountain: If you plan on skiing mostly outside the park and want the ski to behave like a traditional ski, you should stay on the conservative side and mount traditionally.
3cm- 5cm forward: 50% All Mountain, 50% Terrain Park. When mounting beyond 3cm, you will lose a little of the traditional feel of length in front of the binding, but with more tail, you gain the control in the air and riding switch.
6cm- 7.5cm forward: If you bought the skis primarily for the terrain park, or are focused on riding switch in powder or in backcountry, you may consider mounting your skis this far forward. While you may sacrifice forward directional float and stability, it’s made up for in the switch riding and landing stability and balance in the air.