Are your bindings is the right place? An Experiment
Are your bindings is the right place?
When you get binding settings from another skier who is using another brand of binding how do you compensate? If you use a Wiley, Reflex or a Radar binding how do you know if you are at stock?
I did a little experiment today to see. Before every one screams BullS**t! This was my first try and I am aware that it is not as accurate as I want it to be.
This line was much more vertical when we drew it. I think I am standing wrong (camera angle?) in the photo but this is something to be addressed next time I do this. There needs to be a standard method of some sort.
Here is the Wiley & Reflex and Radar
I marked each plate where I think my ankle bone is and then measured the distance from where I generally measure the binding when I mount it up. (The actual marks on the plate were less haphazard than the photos appear)
Wiley= 3.3" to 3.4"
Reflex = 3.0" to 3.1"
Radar = 3.1" to 3.2"
Again I admit this is not as accurate as it could be. This is a first try but you can see that if you get settings from a skier in rubber and you use Reflex the difference could be 1/3"!?!?!? When I started my D3 Helix 3 review I got binding settings from Paul Crawford. He uses D3 T-Factor bindings. I had to move my Radar bindings back more that a 10th to get my foot in the same place as Paul has his.
Not sure how to deal with a long link?