> I bought recently a pair of skis Madshus, Voss. I live in Spain and I am not
> very sure to find here someone knowing very well where to put the bindings.
> In addition, I don't see in the skis any mark showing the spot.
> I would be grateful if someone give me an advice. I am thinking to
> install NNN bindings.
Ok, here's another answer - For skate skis the pin should be at the
point of each ski. If the balance point is different by a few mm
for each ski, put the bindings at the same spot anyway. For classic,
the ski is mounted to tip forward a bit, or so I've heard.
The idea is to keep the tip in the track. So the pin will be
maybe 1.5 cm behind the balance point. As far as keeping
the tips down, a stiffer cork might accomplish the same thing.
Further, the "balance point" disregards the effect of binding
and kick wax as well as dynamics of the ski's motion.
I think the balance point is just a convenient reference point.
Wouldn't it be ideal if a skier could try moving the
binding forward and back to get the best feel the way cyclists can
do with their shoe cleats?
If I read this correctly, use the clamp to squeeze the skiis until the un-
compressed cambered opening of the ski is 50cm long. At that point, I'm not sure
what the rest means. If the opening forward of the clamp is longer mount at
the balance point? What if it's 80% forward opening? I think there is an
adjustment to make. What if they are equal or less? What now?
A little more info would be nice.
Matthew A. Locker