View Full Version : mounting point, LBF's vs Inspired
10-21-2003, 01:57 AM
was wondering if any of you shop monkeys could tell me if the mounting point on a 178 big inspired is at the same place as a 178 LBF. i've got the lbf's and am probably mounting my freerides on them. want to get myself forward a tad b/c of all the beta, but also don't want to go anymore forward if the spot is already forward ifyaknowwhatimean.
10-22-2003, 03:59 AM
12-19-2003, 03:12 PM
try measuring? find the center point with a measuring tape and then make your adjustments.
12-22-2003, 10:56 AM
ulty, did you figure out anything about the mounting point for the LBF's? I may be getting those as well and will also be wondering whether or not to mount Freerides 1-2 cm forward.
01-20-2004, 03:24 AM
ok, up to the tops with this....
i've got these guys mounted with naxo's now (see my review in that thread) and have had no problem with any ramp angle, from that perspective it feels like an alpine set-up....however....
i've got the LBF's mounted at the line (which is a tad forward). i skied a myriad of off-piste conditions for the past 4 days. you name it, i skied it. in light pow, i felt balanced, but had to raise the tips a bit from time to time (but that bow thing works a bit and at least feels like it's doing something). in heavier pow, i ended up using more of a 'plowing' technique, but the shovel was stiff enough to drive through it. this worked the quad pretty hard, but liveable. the problem came when everything turned to steep, deep, wind-packed glu. after a few face-plants, i reverted to a wide stance and had to sit on the heels. this is tiring, but quite thrilling when you get up to speed.
i remember another thread (but can't find it right now) where a few inspired owners re-mounted 2 cm back and felt much better. i think i'm going to end up doing this, or maybe even 3cm. the only possible problem i can see with this is that the cap shovel, sidewall underfoot balance may be disturbed?
edit- otherwise, i'm very happy with these sticks. i can't believe how versatile they are for a 'wider' ride. forgiving of mistakes, but still can muscle it every now and again, good edge grip, and decently quick.
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