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Should I center mount my skis?
Specifically, I would like to know the difference between center-mounted skis ad traditional mounted skis.
I have recently purchased the k2 recoils with pre-drilled schizo holes. With the k2 recoils came the marker squire schizos, however I broke them by touching them because they're all plastic. I would like to know if in fact mounting the fks 140s would get in the way of the pre-cut holes; drilled specifically for schizo series bindings. Should I center mount the k2 recoils as they are a park ski and I will be located in the park for most of teh season.
Any experiences with the k2 recoils and I would appreciate information on mounting advice.
Should I go back -2cm or will it take away from its park ability. And also if I center mount the skis will their all-mountain performence decrease.
+K for all who answers, thank you
I ski only ice.
I always centre mount my skis (I ski like 99% park). I think that if you will be in the park most of the time, the centre mount will preform better on rails and switch riding.
Now you may not be able to mount the fks dead centre depending on where the schizo holes are, take them to the shop to see if you can or not!
if you're spending most of the time in the park y would you care if they are fine for all mountain? i have center mounted afterbangs and they work great for me.
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If you are going to be skiing moslty park go ceneter or 1 back from center.
If you are going to be skiing mostly all mountain go at least 3 back from center, more if you don't plan on skiing backwards or sliding rails.
The mount patterns on marker vs fks should be different so you should be able to mount the fks over where the marker bindings were.
In my opinion and experience, I wouldn't center mount a non-symmetrical ski because I wouldn't want to take away the all-mountain performance of the ski. Center mounting a non-symmetrical ski would essentially make you fight the sidecut as you are farther forward than the intended sidecut. I have mounted non-symmetrical skis closer to center for better park performance, but I wouldn't go all the way to center.
Obviously, a symmetrical ski should always be center mounted.
It comes down to your personal preference and whether or not you want to have better swing weight/weight distribution between tip and tail, or if you want better performance outside of the park. Realistically, 2cm is a small amount, and you wouldn't really notice much difference between 2cm back and center in the park, but you'd be more likely to notice the difference outside of the park on a non-symmetrical pair of skis.
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thank you, also can you unmount the bindings and mount them to a new place on the ski, or will that destroy the skis contraction?
I ski only ice.
I would center mount if I was in the park that much. Or just get the Griffon schizo or jester schizo.
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