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Devastator mount position
So I just got my 4FRNT devastators back from the shop, mounted at recommended point, but now that I'm looking at them, they look sooooo far back than what im used to and im worried. my other 2 pairs of skis are AR7's center mounted, and K2 Kung Fujas also center mounted, and now I'm feeling like I shoulda told em to mount it a bit up from recommended .
What are your thoughts NS
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Just ski them before you get too worried. They slay with the binding at recommended. They'll feel a bit wierd at first since your other skis are at center (and a bit noodly) but the first time you blitz a field of cruddy snow at about mach 37 you'll be happy with where you mounted them.
I have some to mount up soon. The line is at -5 from centre. 4FRNT told me +1 or +2 is good and (popular with the team guys) and not to go further forward than +3. Thayne Rich mounts his at +2.5 and seems to jib them good.
I'll measure up the effective edge centre for a reference but I'm thinking +1 or +1.5 for now.
It depends how you're going to use them. But ski them first, remount if you don't like them.
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Thayne told me he mounts his -2 from true center. Mine are mounted +2 from recommended, not quite as forward as Thayne, but I'm also not sending huge 9's at Alta. Keep in mind the RelectTech on the ski makes it fairly directional, and going too far forward kind of defeats the purpose of buying the ski.
i mounted my devs at the recommended. yes they do look pretty far back but you don't really notice it when you're skiing, also i figured the guys at 4frnt knew more about the skis they made than i did so i decided sticking with recommended was the way to go and i definitely think it was the right choice
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It wont hurt, I know plenty of people who have them mounted either at the recommended point or back, but I have mine at dead center cuz I like to ski them like a park ski all over the place, side booters into bombing switch, butters, etc. as well as pinning them through chutes, trees, pow, etc. They're still phenomenal skis regardless of how you mount them (of course if youre a dipshit and go way back, you might have some issues)
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i have mine mounted at recommended and i love them. Still easy to spin and have plenty of tail left for support. The tips drive through absolutely anything. Never even thought about going forward, but i also don't use them in the park.
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