Just as skis are evolving quickly so are boots, bindings, and preference for all of these products,
along with debate over preference of "stance".
"tow-out" or "duckfoot" stance as it is also called is very much unexplored territory as far as how the
appropriate angle can be measured for each individual skier. There are other factors involved, such as your natural
body alignment; whether you are bow-legged, or knock-kneed, pidgeon towed, duck footed or a combination of several.
If your boots are adjusted so that they are centered is another factor that could affect what would be the most energy efficient
transmission of power to your skis and make them more comfortable to balance.
It may take another 5 to 10 years to fully explore this factor in binding placement. I am working on an adjustable
out-angle/offset binding plate to let the individual skier find what is the most comfortable binding placement on these wide-body
skis for them individually. I will have more info on that plate later after I have tested it more fully this ski season.
For the time being, if you haven't had the chance to experiment with "duckfoot"
binding placement I would recommend the standard 1/2" parallel offset to the inside edge placement on the Ogre 8 and
If you already have ski boots that incorporate
an offset shell of 3 degrees (Atomic B Tech, Fischer Soma Tech, Nordica Sport Machine, etc.) and 1/4" offset to the inside
would work well; just be sure to adjust the cant of your boots back to 0 degree if they have an external adjustment.
This "duck-foot" idea is neither new or my idea. The three boot manufactures mentioned above are
selling "duck-foot" boots, and you will find discussion on EPIC SKIS as well as TGR websites.