Govygen_gourmetBut Why do 9/10 Factory’s recommend all mountain twin tip skis and some Park skis to be mounted Sooo far back?! (Seriously why should park skis be mounted back like a race skis?)
the overwhelming majority of skis (including park skis) are marketed to people who ski < 10 days a year. the overwhelming majority of these people dont dive into ski tech enough to know where they want a ski mounted, or why the mount position changes the ride. also nobody rides backwards on skis except for those scary guys in the long hoodies. i dont want you associating with those people little timmy. factory recommend on your head walls at -7cm it is.
Govygen_gourmetDo Ski Shops fear that if they mount the bindings where You want them to.. you will get fucked up and want to sue?
no, you sign the thing that says you know where you want them mounted and the shop tech does it. if they mount them backwards or do something that you dont ask for, thats a different story.
Govygen_gourmetCan Ski Shops ALWAYS amount where You want to mount?
pretty much. a shop wont mount where holes will be too close or where the ski is too thin but if you want them at +6 and you are really sure about that theyll do it. if a shop cant mount where you asked, and mounts somewhere else without calling you about it, you got problems.
Govygen_gourmetDo Ski Shops do factory reccomended mounts because they are lazy?
see Q1. shops that i have gone to in the past dont even ask me where i want the mount and i have to tell them as theyre trying to take my skis off the counter. i look like i know what im doing but the dudes are so used to moms with brand new blizzards that they dont even need to bother asking 95% of the time.
Govygen_gourmetShould You trust your local crackhead/ ski bum named Joe to mount your bindings for you?
if Joe works in a shop, yes. if joe smokes crack, probably go to a different shop.
overall, paying a shop to mount your bindings is an overwhelming ripoff. it takes less than 20 minutes and costs you $50+. make friends with someone who works in a shop and buy them beer and donuts like once. or buy your skis from a shop and theyll mount them for free