Hey, I'm new to this place but not new to skiing. I have been skiing for over 7 or so years and last year was my first year really focusing on learning how to ski in the park. At the end of last season I got my line masterminds remounted because I noticed how most people had their skis centrally mounted. I drove to ski chalet and asked them to mount them for me. After skiing on on them on the last part of the season last year I began to think they are not centrally mounted. Here are some pictures. The binding does not look like it is mounted in the traditional mounting spot but in-between central and traditional. I have no idea what to do because when I asked about them this year they said they still are central but these pictures look otherwise. If these are not central would I be limited because of that or are they close enough to central I would not have a problem? One more thing, I was always put as a type 2 skier and last year I put type 3 because my bindings were always releasing when I landed switch off boxes or just small jumps. Should I move the setting to 3+? I'm only going to be throwing small things like 360s and 540s. What should I do? Sorry if I sound stupid I just really need some help, this has been bothering me forever.
Those don't appear to be center mounted. I'm assuming the shop did a core center mount rather than a true center mount. Which is what you wanted from what I'm gathering. And for your bindings how tall are you and how much do you weigh and do you know what your current DIN is?
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Ok, That makes sense. They only moved them maybe an inch so they probably were not central under my foot and I do want them true center mount. I am 5'5 and 120 pounds DIN I have no Idea but I can tell you that I can ski any slope on a ski resort. Outside on my own I have no clue I have never gone outside of the resort limits. I have skied at multiple places out west. I'm not saying I'm a god or bad I'm average for the amount of time I have been skiing.
Thank you, I will try but right now Ski Chalet has my skis for a tune up and waxing. Should I just vist them or will they get annoyed that I'm pestering them. Last year these line skis delaminated after only 4. Yes 4 days of light use. So I don't think the workers enjoy me bugging them.
just look on you bindings and report back with the din, should be super easy to find. Also, assuming the shop mounted them with your current boots and you havent messed with the binding since then, they should be set up with the right din.
Ok, So do not touch it? Yes, I am using the same boots so that will not change it. The DIN is correct I was just asking If I should ask them to adjust it. Ski chalet has my skis right now so I cannot check. Should I remount these? Thats the current question. This would be my 3 remount. I will have 2 sets of holes so 4 holes. Will that affect the ski at all? Should I just stick to how it is if I only plan to do basic tricks and 270s off rails and will i be able to 270 onto a rail with the current mount.
So I would be able to spin on a rail? and 270 off and onto one? If I did remount it what could be the problem? Would buying a second pair of skis be stupid? If I used these for all mountain and new pair for park? The thing is these are already banged up after 1 season. Just help me understand how little the change would be because the change from my first mount was noticeable to me.
What is everyone's thoughts on this now? Remount for 3rd time or stick with this. I'm planing on doing 80% park then 20% all mountain. I'm kinda stuck here. I know the problem now but I don't know what to do about it if anything.
I mean if i were u, i would keep them mounted where they are, the position won't make to much of a difference especially if you are just getting into park and skiing all over the mountain. I learned how to do basic tricks on a par of skis that were mounted about -6 inches from center, i know that is a lot but it does help with all mountain skiing.
Just don't worry about it, you probably wouldn't notice any difference. This will probably be your last season on these skis (I'm assuming you are still growing, and even if you're not, you'll still beat them up) so just center mount your next pair.
That is what I was thinking it is just I have 3 Big trips planned this year. This is like the biggest ski year I'm ever going to have! I'm going out west once I think then 2 extended local trips + day visits at my near by resort. I normally try to go out west every two years so this year I am and next year I may not! Idk I would not care if this season was all local trips but I have some nice stuff planned.
just that your skis have a bunch of holes in em and it weakens them. i'd just leave it where your at, remounting at true center will not allow you to do any tricks you wouldn't be able to do otherwise. remember it's the skier not the skis..
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It turns out everyone that these skis were centrally mounted this whole time. The pictures above must have just looked like that because of the angle or something because I measured them and did the little trick someone recommended. So I'm good to go :)
Ya those look center if not just a couple of centimeters back, but if you want to triple check, click your boot in, and there should be a little mark on your boot that will tell u where the center of the boot is. Now take a sharpie and make a little mark on the skis where the line on the boots would be on the skis and measure. To find out if it is true center take the length of the skis(lets say160) and divide by 2 to get 80 cm, so if the mark is 80 way from the tip or tail then they are true center!
The guy at ski chalet did that infront of me. The midsole of the boot is right under the pen line he drew to mount the skis.The line is half way we measured so I guess the reason I thought they were not centrally mounted was because the back part of my binding is white. Maybe the white seems bigger that it is, idk. I have no clue to why they look a little off but they are centrally mounted.