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LiteratureGood technique (weight on your heels when things get silly) is probably more important than what kind of camber you have.
DrailI use Hoji's as my main touring ski and it works just dandy. I wouldn't want to tour with Hellbents or some of the crazy rockered skis that Surface has pumped out, but the Hoji is fine.
The ODD time they do kind of suck on really steep sections when you're on a highway (as in a heavily used skin track, not an actual highway), but even traditional cambered skis have a hard time with that shit.
CaseyI have a similar question except its about mounting position. When I got my skis mounted I wanted them mounted more forward like I was currently skiing them, and the tech was like no no you don't want to do that, and went ahead and mounted them way back at recommended. I figured, oh well I'm trying to ski powder anyway the back mount might be good for me. But after skiing on them a few times I am just not coming around to liking it very much. My question is are there any drawbacks other than skiing performance for mounting forward on a touring setup? I'm thinking it might mess with my kickturns or something, but just wanted to get some opinions before I remount.
iLLbiLLyIt depends on the length of your ski. I have a pair of 192's mounted 2.5 back it's not an issue.
But I also have 195's mounted at 2cm back from center and I will admit, kick turns in really steep terrain can be a bit more difficult, as you end up stepping on the tail of your downhill ski when you kick out your uphill ski.
You get used to it and it's more of an annoyance than an issue.
IMO, if you really don't like the way they ski (the downhill is the important part, right?) you should take them back and the remounted (hopefully for no charge).