I was looking for some advice on where to mount on my new skis.
SKi: K2 2012 Obsethed 189 length
Binding: Rossignol Axial2 140 XXL
Just picked up this set for this winter. Really excited to play in the rocker revolution!! . My previous ski is a Volkyl Karma 2005 length 177 / Look P12 ( Had always wished I got the 185, but it was sold out ) . I am a advanced/expert skier, 6'3" 215lbs. 38 year old male, aggresive hard charger style. I dont have much park experience, ( I grew up when park was for boards, and I'd rather land in powder to soften the impact of airs. ) My park riding is : 1. learning rails. 2. intermidiate at boxes. 3. Love mid sized airs- <10' kickers with air time max height at about 15' ! I am comfortable in the air, just cautios on the hard impact landings.
My all mountain riding (inbounds ) is in order of preference : 1. find the steep and deep!! 2. Love the trees. 3. Lap mogul fields. 4. High speed groomers/ GS turns 5. Practice the park and wish I started it when I was 17!! I am intermediate at switch riding. Groomers only so far. My switch days are when I ride with my wife or young daughter/nieces to keep myself challenged. So hard core switch riding not much factoer for me, but willing to learn. Forward performance in areas 1-4 I stated above is priority!!
I intend on the obsethed to be my every day ski, fresh or firm on my western trips!! I assume I will ride my old Karmas in the midwest at home oftern still, ( but would like opinion on that too) Traditional mount is -7.5 from core center. I have always ridin at traditional. I was going to mount here, but with the rocker it looks so off balnaced! After reading reviews, I have heard a slight forward mount from traditional ( +2-2.5) helps the ski manuever in short radius turns. I was thinking of mounting at + 1.5. the obsethed has a long tip rocker of 40cm, so I am not sure how mush that takes away from the ski in firm,conditions and moguls. My BIGGEST concern is if I mount a bit forward, will it sacrafice edge hold in most imprtant situations when needed most like STEEP, TIGHT, FIRM, GNARLY chutes and rock zones??? Any suggestions, anyone??