View Full Version : Seth Viscious Mounting Point
11-27-2005, 06:22 PM
I got a new pair of seth viscious skis and was wondering if any one has an opinion on where to mount them. I wont be using them for hardly and park stuff. Mostly a freeride and deep day ski. should i mount them standard or back even farther. Let me know what you think.
11-27-2005, 07:43 PM
I'll chime in on this one too.
-According to seth, the center line markings are off by 2cm on the ski. What I mean is mounting 0 (on the boot center line) is in essence mounting -2 from actual boot center. I mounted my 179s +3 on the scale, so +1 in actual measurement from where the boot center should be. Nice and manuverable, I've only tested them on groomed for a bit to get a feel for the setup. Rail turns suprisingly well. +3 seems to be a standard for mounting them, if you're lighter/smaller, I know a couple people running +4 according to the scale on their 189s with no ill effects. Makes swinging the ski in trees a tad easier. Hope this helps, if you want a bit more info straight from the source (seth) check out the K2factoryteam.com forums and the thread on SV mounting. Good info in there.
11-27-2005, 09:23 PM
don't worry about the scale being off. it just confuses things. it is, but everybody mounts off of it, so just go with it.
I mounted my 189 at +4 on the scale. Like them alot, little tip dive in some deep pow...but it could just be because I need to be in better shape.
I know vicious originally mounted his +5, which is where seth mounts his, but felt it was too far foward and moved it back to +3. now he likes it alot. Im sure he'll chime in on it.
I know people who have the 179 at +3 and love it as well.
If they are gonna be your everyday ski, I would go +4. For better powder performance, maybe +3 or +2.
11-27-2005, 09:44 PM
First of all, I might contact K2 and tell them they should make it a requirement that anyone that buys the new Seth's be able to spell V-I-C-I-O-U-S properly. ;)
That aside, Iggy is correct. I originally mounted my 189s at +5 thinking it would make them a bit more agile as my everyday ski. However, upon getting into deeper snow for the first time on them, the tip dive was enough to make me want a change. I can probably tack a bit of the dive up to early season bad form, but I'm extremely happy with the remount at +3. I've found some deep recently and am conviced that +3 is the $$ spot (for me at least).
You need to take several things into consideration when choosing a mount on the Vicious. First don't worry about the mount graph being off, it just confuses people. Also, if you are using it as mainly a freeride and deep day ski, I'd say keep it further back than further forward. Also, take into consideration your height/weight. I'm 6'3" 190#, so the way I pressure the ski at +5 will be quite different than someone the size of Seth.
11-27-2005, 09:45 PM
how much do you weigh iggy?
11-27-2005, 09:58 PM
I think he's like 5'10" 170#
11-27-2005, 10:51 PM
I think he's like 5'10" 170#
More like 185 following Thanksgiving....:biggrin:
I think a lot of the tip dive was actually due to it being only the second day of the season for me. I'm sure when my legs get in better shape that +4 will be great. Right now my legs are super weak from doing nothing but school and school.
11-28-2005, 12:47 AM
Thanks for all the info. I am going to be using the ski for mostly new snow days. Im 6' 1" and 210# and I think from all the info everyone has given me I am going to mount them +2 on the scale. It sounds like that will work well for me.
Thanks for all the help.
11-28-2005, 12:26 PM
6' 2" 192 lbs
SV 179 mounted + 3
Loved 'em in powder, bumps, chutes, etc.
I'm picking up the 179 and may go +4 on those.
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