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Thread: remounting explosives
10-27-2006, 06:13 PM #1
i have the last year model they were made in 180. they were first mounted with freerides. now i have hammerheads on them. i want to put a better touring binding on them. maybe the 01 or one of voiles bindings. i skied them almost every day last year. i was a liftie at alta and will be one this year also. they are still in good shape, just wondering how much of the reliablity of the ski will be affected?
10-27-2006, 06:29 PM #2
no worries at all for 3 mounts on that ski
solid wood core + metal
10-27-2006, 07:18 PM #3
Agreed, no problem.
The only real question is WHERE are you mounting them? Go 3-4 forward, you will love it.Donjoy to the World!
10-27-2006, 07:31 PM #4
3-4 forward on a 180?
i think they pretty much rock right on the line
or is there some sarcasm here im missing?
10-27-2006, 07:39 PM #5
Huckwheat - you actually skied those 3-4 forward without tip dive?
10-27-2006, 07:45 PM #6
I have only skied 190s, but I am 3 forward.
My wife is on 180 and is 4 forward.
My buddy is on the 190 wizards at 5.
Granted for all of us this is our daily driver, skiing Squaw, not necessarily our powder ski. So the center mount lets you get em around easy, and lets you slarve a bit more. That said my wife skis em in pow alot, and I take them on trips for whatever conditions (lots of pow on my Jackson trip).Donjoy to the World!
10-27-2006, 07:51 PM #7
im a fairly new skier, ie last year was my first real season. I was on 180s at the line and found them super quick to throw around everywhere, decent in powder, and awesome to carve. I couldnt stand them to ski shorter though since theyre more like 176s....one reason I got a 183 mojo 103 this year.
id still urge TELEB\anyone else to stick with the line unless of course he\they feel differently.
edit: also after thinking about it, it would also seem to make my favorite part of the ski less enjoyable, the stiff tail. moving the mount that much forward might make the stiffer tail flex more into the center portion of the ski
Last edited by pechelman; 10-27-2006 at 07:59 PM.
10-27-2006, 09:57 PM #8
my pow skis are spats, also i'm hoping to score some blowers, or goats. that's what i was thinking, the ski is made pretty strong so they should handle that.
10-27-2006, 10:42 PM #9
I have gone to ski shops and compared the line to all the newer twins etc, and 3-4 forward is still far from a center mount.
I also adjust boots a bit. I dont want to have to drive my boots forward like an alpine racer. I put layers of neoprene on the inside of the tongue. So you are more centered on the ski, more centered in the boot. If you want to carve, you drive forward, if you want to slarve you just stay centered. I think it is a good way to ski more progressively on an old school ski. (My Sanouks were 4 also....and that was my powder ski).Donjoy to the World!
10-27-2006, 10:44 PM #10
hmm, maybe ill give it a shot for shits and giggles one day
the gf has demos on her 173s i could probably screw around with one day.
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