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 Post subject: Touring Bracket in the Balance Point?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:45 pm 
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Curious what others are doing out there.

We typically find the balance point of the board and then mount the touring brackets just slightly ahead of that so the skis lightly flip down when walking. The problem is sometimes that causes the climbing bars to interrupt with the back binding.

Do you guys find a balance point or just slap it in the middle where it looks good?

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 Post subject: Re: Touring Bracket in the Balance Point?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:12 pm 
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I mounted my dynafit toepieces as close to the correct position the boot should be for skiing.

Hardboots normally have an embossed mark that show where the centre of the board (middle of the sidecut) should be matched to the boot.

This positions the toe piece quite a way forward and limits stance options on the front foot, however, since other toepieces need less room shouldn't be a problem.

The splitboards I have seen all had the holes too far back in my opinion - but I understand the tradeoff in favour of stance adjustability.

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 Post subject: Re: Touring Bracket in the Balance Point?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:33 pm 
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Ahead is definitely the way to go, I like to go 1" to 1.5" ahead... Helps keep tips up in deep snow and doesn't negatively effect the kick turn. I tested a few different positions before I found a spot I liked and what I thought would work best for my customers. Generally if you mount @ center, on shorter boards you'll almost always interfere with the back foot. Before you center punch, while the template is on just make sure you have plenty of room.

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 Post subject: Re: Touring Bracket in the Balance Point?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:32 pm 
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Sounds like you've already had a great response to your question.

I thought I'd chime in here as well... I always find the balance point first then I have typically mounted 1" past the balance point (towards the tip of the board). As folks have stated it allows for more room behind the climbing bar mount for stance options and also raises the ski tips when touring.

Curious if others have something new to add to the discussion?! :scratch:

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 Post subject: Re: Touring Bracket in the Balance Point?
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1"-1.5" forward of the balance point works very well.

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 Post subject: Re: Touring Bracket in the Balance Point?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:14 am 
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Agreed, I am usually 40mm forward of the balance point and it's working well for diys and my custom boards too, tempted to try further forward too !

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