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  1. #1
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    Sickle 186cm Recommended Mount Point

    Anyone happen to remember what the recommended mount point was on the old 186 Sickles?


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  2. #2
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    IIRC, there’s a mfr mark on the skis - I mounted mine there (boot sole center) and they were good.

    The old Blister reviewer (Ellsworth?) might have mounted +2, but that would’ve been too forward for my taste.

  3. #3
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    Yep, I’m trying to find out where from true center that mark was.


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  4. #4
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    IIRC, it was around -6.5 from center.

  5. #5
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    Still have a pair. Recommended is -6cm from TC.

    When I switched from the metal Katana 184 to the Sickle 186 as my daily driver, I initially mounted the Sickle at +2cm (-4cm from TC) per Blister’s recommendation. It felt waaaay too far forward at the time. Remounted at - 6cm on the Sickle and skied it that way for 250-300 days.

    But I think the reason it felt too far forward is because I was used to the Katana, mounted around -12cm from TC.

    If you are used to progressive mounts of around -3 cm from TC (like the Black Ops 118 or Bentchetler 120 or the Kartel series), then mounting the Sickle +2cm of rec will probably feel better than the rec’d line.

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    It skis pretty well anywhere -4 to 7. It was ahead of its time.
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  7. #7
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    -3 cm

  8. #8
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    Thanks for the responses, guys!


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  9. #9
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    I own 4 pairs. -7cm from true centre is the 0 mark.

  10. #10
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    Hah! You guys trolling or was their manufacturing quality really that bad?


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  11. #11
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    Such a great ski. I miss them so much.

  12. #12
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    Same here. About to try the Folsom Primary SRC as a replacement. Was on +2 on the Sickles and I think the equivalent on the Primary comes to -4.5.


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  13. #13
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    I went -1.5 on mine and wouldn't change a thing. Still a daily driver on anything softer, and will miss 'em when they're gone. Word on the street is that 4frnt Devastators may be a good replacement, looking for thoughts...?
    "if you plant ice, you're gonna harvest wind..."

  14. #14
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    Really depends on how much you love the reverse camber. It‘s more exaggerated on the Devs and the platform felt a lot shorter unless on edge, whereas Sickles were more flat camber.


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  15. #15
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    Thanks for the info- guess I'm still looking---------------------
    That takes them out for me
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