CadeRAll these guys against centre mounting, what is this tgr? Arv is a park ski, use it in the park. Don't listen to greg-k , he is probably an old dad
Actually lol when I read this so thanks for the laugh! I'm not a dad, or have dad skis or even mom jeans. I am an old man though with almost 40 years of skiing experience who has tried hundreds of skis over the years, was a young racer and mogul skier back in the day and still enjoys charging at 50-60mph all mountain, zipper line skiing moguls, hitting natural features and doing the occasional jump line in the park. Never got into rails although I do appreciate the skill in mastering them.
I have personally owned 15 paris of all mountain/park twin tip skis in the last few years (and demoed lots more) and have tried all types of mounting positions on them. I agree with every single ski manufacture, designer, engineer who recommends certain mounting points depending ski sidecut, tip/tail taper, rocker etc and on the skiers intended usage. There is definitely advantages and disadvantages to ANY mount position so depending on the ski and it's intended use, there will be a "best comprise" location. A good ski tech will listen to the customer's intended use and then match that up with the manufactures recommendations for those parameters on that ski. Saying "center mount it" for a person using an all mountain twin to ski mostly out of the park is as crazy to me/ski designers/techs/pros as someone saying "mount -6cm back" for someone skiing nothing but rails.
Think new ski buyers looking for advice online should be told of the potential advantages/disadvantages of mount positions so that they can get the best performance out of their gear for their intended use. Twin tip skis have been going with more directional sidecuts the last few years, along the changes to tip/tail taper and addition of rocker that mounting positions can no longer be assumed like they were even a few years ago. What worked on your last ski might not be the same position on the next ski. Even old dogs like myself can learn new tricks when it comes to getting the best performance out of gear.
A wise old man running ARV 86 skis mounted near Armada's All Mountain line as that's where I'm using it.