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MFD AllTime AT Binding Plate

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Has anyone used the MFD All-Time binding plate or heard any first-hand feedback on it?

 

http://runmfd.com/

 

The idea of being able to use a regular downhill binding, normal alpine boots (if so inclined), and have your foot closer to the ski than other AT setups - all sounds very appealing.

 

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Putting the $300 cost aside, at the very least I'm curious to hear what some of you ski shop experts think about it as a concept.

post #2 of 12

I like the concept of being able to use better performing alpine bindings for 'BC' turns. Total weight (MFD & alpine), cost and the fact you can only use limited, select bindings on them are cons. It is not a universal system and you can't throw any alpine bindings on them. You may have to buy new bindings to use them. If you have a compatible set, not a bad option for occasional side/slack country touring, or longer if you don't mind the extra weight.

 

If I were to pull the trigger on them, I'd consider installing SS inserts for the MFD Alltimes and your alpine bindings, so when you are less likely to tour, you can mount your bindings flat.....and on other skis if you want to swap the MFDs on them via the inserts.

 

Alternatively, you could purchase a set of Dukes (possibly cheaper, used, than the MFDs) which are of comparable weight to the system and alpine binding. Personally, I'm not in love with the weight and pre-releasing of my Barons and for the weight, I'd rather be on my alpines, however.

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

Good call on using inserts with these.  I don't think I'd bother taking the plate off if I were going to use them at a resort for the day, but the idea of being able to swap the plate back and forth from different skis in the future makes sense.  It also sounds like they're making more and more plates for different bindings, with Marker compatibility "coming soon" according to their facebook page.

post #4 of 12

I also received a reply from them regarding Axials. MFD is waiting to see what Rossi/Look decides to do and (both) are currently focusing on the pivots. The older axials/pivots are a different hole pattern than the new FKS/Pivots as I understand it and won't work on the MFD Alltimes.

 

If you are bouncing back and forth between area and touring, I could see leaving them on. Without trying them for a bit, I don't know that I'd want the plates on if I was basically in area mode for a period of time. th_dunno-1[1].gif


Edited by Alpinord - 10/10/11 at 12:30pm
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

Anyone else?  I guess these are pretty new so there's not a lot of feedback about them so far.

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

Here's a great, highly detailed review of the MFD Alltime...

 

http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/mfd-alltime-alpine-touring-binding

post #7 of 12
Can anyone confirm that the Look Pivot 12 have a different hole pattern than 14s? Thought I was halfway to rockin' the Alltimes this year... Boo.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by JayT View Post

Good call on using inserts with these.  I don't think I'd bother taking the plate off if I were going to use them at a resort for the day, but the idea of being able to swap the plate back and forth from different skis in the future makes sense.


They've beaten you to it -- you can buy a separate mount for the plate and move the plate among skis.


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Originally Posted by BlndBmbshllVT View Post

Can anyone confirm that the Look Pivot 12 have a different hole pattern than 14s? Thought I was halfway to rockin' the Alltimes this year... Boo.


It's not that the Pivot 12 has a different pattern than the 14.  It's that the Pivot heel has a different pattern than the P or PX heels.

 

Pivot:

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P:

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PX:

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post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

Saw that.  These are looking pretty good, particularly how much lower the stack height is.  Expensive but it sounds like some of the benefits compared to a Duke could be worth it.
 

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Originally Posted by TheDad View Post


They've beaten you to it -- you can buy a separate mount for the plate and move the plate among skis.



 

post #10 of 12

I think that, if you have skis you'd want to swap among, it definitely beats the Duke and Salomon AT options.  For a single mount, it might be less clear.

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post

I like the concept of being able to use better performing alpine bindings for 'BC' turns. Total weight (MFD & alpine), cost and the fact you can only use limited, select bindings on them are cons. It is not a universal system and you can't throw any alpine bindings on them. You may have to buy new bindings to use them. If you have a compatible set, not a bad option for occasional side/slack country touring, or longer if you don't mind the extra weight.

 

If I were to pull the trigger on them, I'd consider installing SS inserts for the MFD Alltimes and your alpine bindings, so when you are less likely to tour, you can mount your bindings flat.....and on other skis if you want to swap the MFDs on them via the inserts.

 

Alternatively, you could purchase a set of Dukes (possibly cheaper, used, than the MFDs) which are of comparable weight to the system and alpine binding. Personally, I'm not in love with the weight and pre-releasing of my Barons and for the weight, I'd rather be on my alpines, however.


Where can you buy the SS inserts?
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by Dkash52 View Post

Where can you buy the SS inserts?

 

Since SlideWright is currently out of stock you can try here: http://www.quiverkiller.com

 

Here's an updated product vid for the MFD system...

 

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