I have a pair of '08 Fischer Progressors (the original ones; precursor to the current P-9+), which have Z13 bindings mounted on a rigid aluminum Flowflex plate. The setup looks like this:
I am considering replacing this rigid plate with a more flexible one, similar to the ones used with Head Freeflex bindings, in order to make the ski bend a little more underfoot (if I can save a few ounces, that's a bonus too). The ski as it is, performs brilliantly on groomers at speed, which is where it is really alive, smooth and stable. However, it is less versatile in crud and bumped up broken snow. I would like to make it slightly more flexible underfoot...more compliant and playful, but without losing the smooth stable feel when carving.
So, the question is: can this plate be easily removed and replaced with a different one? Does anyone have any experience with swapping out this kind of plate? If so, do you have any recommendations for a replacement? I am thinking the Tyrolia Speedplate 13 might be a good choice (http://www.tyrolia.com/ski-bindings/ski-binding-line-201011/plates/speedplate-plus-13/index.html ), which has a flexible center section which allows the ski to bend (I owned a pair of '09 Head SS Speed which had this plate). However, what I am not sure of is whether this will make much difference to the flex and feel of the ski. Any insight into this, or suggestions for other plates that might do the job are most welcome.
Thanks in advance....looking forward to some feedback.....
Edited by SGN - 2/2/11 at 4:00pm