Baller MattP Posted December 8, 2013 Baller Share Posted December 8, 2013 We talk about front binding placement a lot here on the forum. Well front binding placement that is. Now with talk of movements of 1/10 & 1/16th for some of you with micro adjusters. Skiers with sequence plates/mono plates like @Horton tell us they moved their binding up or back 1/10” but some of us forget this also moved his rear binding as well. I assume most or a lot of us have our bindings mounted on separate plates. When you move your front binding forward or back are you always moving your rear bindings to keep the same distance between your feet? I think that the common understanding is that bindings should be as close as possible or touching. When I have worked at ski school and at home setting up skis for other people and I have always moved rear bindings forward if there was a large gap and the results have always seemed positive for the skier. Having one’s feet closer in my mind allows for more control in the edge change releasing the ski from the same point under the skier and not a disconnected movement that could result from having the bindings farther apart. Also having one’s bindings as close as possible creates a single pivot point under the skier for the ski to rotate around in the turn. There are always some exceptions I know JT runs his bindings farther apart and we all know his successes. Putting one’s bindings closer will allow the trailing hip to be more naturally aligned and create a more neutral stance. Am I completely off here? Based on factory recommendations everyones front heals/ankle bones are relatively in the same location but rear feet will be located all over the map due to foot size+binding spacing. Should we be compensating for this in some way? In my case my front binding (reflex) is 29.125“ from the tail and my rear foot while in my RTP is 17” from the tail. My ankles are 10.5” apart and the closest I can get them is 10” apart by moving my rubber up another set of holes on the plate. I do not think there is any right or wrong way to space one’s bindings. What are y’alls thoughts on rear binding spacing/placement? Is this more of a trial and error type of setting change? Will a little wider stance will allow one to be more stable and balanced? Will a closer stance provide a better pivot point/control? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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