Hi there ! I have few questions about non symmetrical freestyle oriented skis.
It seems that mounting a non symmetrical ski at its SIDECUT CENTER (narrowest point/waist width) will most likely deliver its best performance on snow, and, I assume, that point corresponds most of times to where the ski was designed, developed and ment to be ridden.
It also seems, that mounting a ski FORWARD of that sidecut center will mean "fighting against the radius" (I had this feeling my Armada Alphas mounted -1 from true center, whereas the sidecut centrer is around -5).
In the contrary, mounting BACK from the sidecut center will mean "easier drive of the skis" but doesn't affect the performance too much (with a reasonable set back of a few cm's/inches, not -10 or whatever).
There are many freestyle skis where the sidecut's center lies around -5 or -6 from true center, even though any person who really uses his skis for freestyle skiing will most likely mount those between 0 and -3 from true center depending on how much park/allmtn/pow he would ride.
So here's my questions : What's the point of designing freestyle skis that are made to be spinned and skied switch with sidecuts centers located that far back from the true center ? When I speak about true center, I mean tape measure, divided by two.
Let's discuss !
**This thread was edited on Jan 21st 2018 at 6:45:54pm