soupcanI have finally made me decision on a new pair of pettitors after many hours or reseach and deal hunting. I currently have a pair of bacons at pollards which is -2 from centre and I really like the way they ski (I'm keeping them but wanted a dedicated pow ski). I digress so I was thinking of mounting them at k2's +4 or +5 line cause that seems pretty close to what I was riding before. Anyone have any helpful input? Extra info 150-160 lbs 5'8 ish(I'm stupid and don't measure myself) pretty aggressive skier that's technically correct you know has that sorta racer vibe. And I'm all about smaller spins like nothing over 5's and I like to float my spins and flips more then huck and tuck. Skiing in the interior of BC so Revy and sunpeaks mostly. want to go down to red and fernie this year but still working on plans for that. Anyways thanks for the replies.
I own the purple/green Pettitors from last year(K2 didnt change anything). I m skiing these with Salomon Z12 rental bindings on Lange RX 120 (boot sole length is 323mm or so) so I can play a little bit with the mounting points. I am spening a season in Revy so i am going to rock these badboy in similar terraine as you:
-2 cm: Nah, the ski wasnt really impressive. The ski was kinda dead. Cliffs, Chutes as well as glades and so on werent pretty easy to handle on the sticks, but I felt that there must be a better mounting point. Had some tip dives.
-4cm: I am skiing on this mountaing points since 8 days.best position imo.No tip dives so far, even in deeep fluff. Sending cliffs is super easy as well as throwing smaller spins. Still possible to bomb down the groomers, except massive tip and tail shattering :D. Nothing unusual cause of huge tip n tail rockers.
Best mix between nimble in trees (-2) and stability in chutes/open bowls (-6).
-6cm: Well that s obviously a way more freeride orientated mounting point than the -2cm. Didnt like to have my bindings that far backwards. Therefore the ski was more stable at higher speed in any conditions aka. crud, tracked out pow and groomers. Tip and tail felt more stable. I already felt that the ski is less nimble as with a more forward binding position.
At least I must say that the Pettitors are a super fun ski, super flexy, you can nollie pretty decent as well as tip and tail buterzzz.. Tip and tail detune is a must!
I am going to write a review of this ski as well as of my other ski around January when I ve put my sticks trough the wringer. (I dont like the 1-day-on-these-reviews)