MaimHelpI appreciate an answer like this because I am an engineering student and it is the way I think.
One thing I will say that may be against the mindset would be that I hate how backwards mounted skis feel and look on rails. I ski 100% park, so that stuff matters. Seeing that I’ve skied these danollies all season and haven’t noticed a difference in the rocker, I will probably mount up the nomads at dead center if I were to purchase them.
did you catch a lot when riding switch with the center mounted nomads?
Anyways, what you are saying makes perfect sense, but I also have a feeling that as you ski on the ski the camber kind of forms to the way you ski, if you butter a lot then itll all most form to that and sort of “break in”. So maybe at first I’ll be annoyed by the camber but as I ski them they’ll break in to feel almost identical to the danollies.
im with you on the look/ feel of not having true center mount. if you liek the way the da nollies ski, by the specification numbers, i believe the nomads will be nearly identical. the catching feeling of the tail i didnt notice skiing switch because you are effecgively skiing behind the camber center when your tails are leading. the tail catching i noticed happened mostly outside of the park, trying to make turns in steeper more technical terrain.
something else to consider. Mounting pivots true center leaves more length of ski behhind the heel than in front of the toe, i measured the other day and cant remember the exact numbers but measure for yourself. not only this, but the screws of the heel if im not mistaken (not at home to check this out rn), are completely covered by your boot, while the front screws of the toe piece are slightly in front of your toe, so not only do you have less tip than tail when measuring, the dampening zone from the moutning screws is in front of center on the ski. essentially, I think to have a ski "look" centered with pivots, you need to mount behind center. i made a thread about this point last year.
lastly, as far as swing weight goes, if you take the 3312 listed, 3312/2 = 1656g per ski. 1656g/181cm = 9.149g/cm. mounting -2.5 like i plan means i have roughly (not exact cuz the weight distrubution is higher in the core than the tips/tails) 45.745g in front of boot center more than i have behind boot center. But if you take into account that the heel piece of p14s that i use is likely heavier cuz of the metal, which is weight behind boot center, the ~45.745 g imbalance is likely offset to the point of irrelevance. even if 45.745 isnt right, and we double it, saying that core cm is 2x as heavy as tip/tail cm, then thats 91.59? g imbalance, which is still only a 5.5% difference, which is again arguably negligible. for context, 91.59g = .2019 lbs.
ya if u read all that tell me what u think if not the TL;DR is that idk what to believe anymore about mount positions