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2017 Pro Build Setup Help

Trying to help a buddy set up a 68". Any advice for binding and fin settings for 55 degree water and a 35 to 38 off skier? We are having to put front binding at 30 1/2" just to get it to want to turn offside which seems way too far forward. Other current settings .750 2.455 6.960 Still not working very well on the offside. Thanks.

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  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 3,972 Mega Baller
    Try deeper and smaller, 2.500 6.885 .750 and see if you like
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • DeanoskiDeanoski Posts: 727 Crazy Baller
    edited November 2016
    I'm at 2.503 6.855 75.5 deeper and shorter seam to be better for bigger guys.

    AND @ZipZapPaddyWhack
  • buoyboy1buoyboy1 Posts: 64 Baller
    Where do you guys have the bindings? Thanks.
  • schaferschafer Posts: 292 Baller
    i am so very close to @ZipZapPaddyWhack numbers on my 66", and this thing has been performing incredible even in 45 degree water. didnt think it could be much better than the 16' but it's great.
    Quest for the Purple Loop
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,208 Mega Baller
    @buoyboy1 Don't second guess your bindings-forward results. The actual number is close to meaningless; performance is all that matters. I'm a full 1/2" forward of stock on my Vapor right now. It may be 1/16th forward of perfect for me, but out of curiosity, I'd like to try even further forward if my binding plate would let me.

    The Vapor has a full figured forebody with a narrowish tail. And when you use the front of the ski properly, it carves turns like it's on rails, with the tip staying down and engaged right into the cut. The key here is "use the front of the ski properly." Very, very few of us can use the front of a Vapor as aggressively as its designer @Chris Rossi. Of course some can, but depending on your skier's personal technique and gear (double boots?), you may not be able to go far enough forward to find "perfect." I'm finding that even skiers who are heavy on the tip and RTP skiers find at least 1/4" forward better than stock.

    The key is to get the fin working right for this binding forward change. If you want to move your bindings around on a Vapor without affecting either tip-engagement or smear, simply reducing FL by 10% of the distance you move the bindings forward will keep the fin-related behaviors nearly unaffected.
    www.FinWhispering.com ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
  • jimskijimski Posts: 224 Baller
    @schafer whats your wing at in that cold Alberta water ?
  • schaferschafer Posts: 292 Baller
    @jimski I'm still at 9° on the wing in this frigid water.
    Quest for the Purple Loop
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 3,972 Mega Baller
    @buoyboy I was on a 66, center hole of my sequence plate
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • buoyboy1buoyboy1 Posts: 64 Baller
    @SkiJay....#Einstein. Thanks!
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