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Centre mounting powder skis
Im looking into buying a pair of Mr Pollard's Opus for the coming season. I really enjoy park and trick although I'm not sure whether centre mounting pow skis will affect skiing in pow. i love my centre mounted park skis, although is it the same principal with pow skis, where if you centre mount them they will still ride well yet be more playful.
Any help is appreciated.
Mounting them at center will make the floatation suffer a little bit. Your best bet would be to mount a few centimeters back from center. Thats what I did with my line blends and I'm happy with how they float and how they are in the park. 1-2 cm back from center is how I like them.
Everybody thinks they will be buttering and tricking all over the place in pow. But I bet most people can barely ski pow let alone trick in it. Mount the ski to reflect what you will be doing 99.9 percent of the time in reality.
i mounted my shredditor112 centered, they r fun as hell for messing around, but you def feel the tail in the trees. But i also have a pretty decent quiver so i have other pow skis. If they r your only pow ski i wouldnt mount center, i would go 2.5 back but thats just me
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I'm not sure where line marks center, but pollard's mark on the ski is -2cm from center.
I've mounted my powder skis at True centre for the last four years and I have no problems at all. the first 1 or 2 days skiing on them might feel a little funny but you get used to riding in a more neutral position pretty quick.
And when i say powder skis i mean real powder skis. Pettitors, new lifes, rocker 122's. Not line blends, those are all mountain skis anywhere out west.
if you're buying a ski purely for pow skiing i would say dont centre mount it. mostly cause a lot of its floatation goes away unless your skiing a ski that is too big for you and then it will be hard to maneuver anyways
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My take is that style of skiing is called not giving a fuck and hanging out with good buds. We don't need a new style of skiing, we need a new attitude of skiing.-Mr.bishop
recommended is -6, pollard rides at -2. If you've never skied a pow ski like that I think you'd be surprised that its pretty tough to sink the tip of a ski that is rockered that much even mounted forward. But yeah like other people said realistically you're probably not going to ride switch in the back country that often, I think its more of a preference for how you want the ski to handle.
thanks guys, +k for all.
after reading, thinking of going with 2 cm back
Pollard rides them at -2.
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