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 The speed plate on the head supershape ski can it be removed so knee bindings can be placed on skis. Also can the railflex plate be removed on head skis for knee bindings. or could hole be drillled in plates to mount bindings. Was going to order skis over internet so have no idea where the screws are in the plate. Or could another plate be used instead. Have not purchased the knee bindings yet but I think they have a high rise & plates might not be practical.

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Both of those plates are just screwed into the ski and can be removed. From what I remember the holes for both are slightly inboard of typical binding hole patterns.  I've had old Railflex holes interfere with binding mounting holes but you can always fudge enough to make it work. I don't know the Knee mounting pattern.

 

It might be possible to mount another binding to the Speed plate, it's just thick plastic that is easy to drill if the new pattern falls in the right area. Railflex really isn't a plate, there's nothing you could drill into.

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Thanks Steve for reply much appriciated.

 

I was powder jet but lost my email address by somehow spam being sent out by it so I had to change my email address & changed my user name because I dont think I could use my old user name.

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 The speed plate on the head supershape ski can it be removed so knee bindings can be placed on skis. Also can the railflex plate be removed on head skis for knee bindings. or could hole be drillled in plates to mount bindings. Was going to order skis over internet so have no idea where the screws are in the plate. Or could another plate be used instead. Have not purchased the knee bindings yet but I think they have a high rise & plates might not be practical.



Why the **** would you buy KneeBindings when you could use the excellent Head/Tyrolia bindings that nature intended on those plates. There you go. I said it now.

 

By the way, I don't think there's any solid material under the SP13 plates so I wouldn't try drilling into them. There certainly isn't on the older CP13 - just plastic moulded screw holes and a lot of air.

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Why the **** would you buy KneeBindings when you could use the excellent Head/Tyrolia bindings that nature intended on those plates. There you go. I said it now.

 

By the way, I don't think there's any solid material under the SP13 plates so I wouldn't try drilling into them. There certainly isn't on the older CP13 - just plastic moulded screw holes and a lot of air.

 Good question & thanks for info


After reading some of the posts on epic regarding the knee binding I think it is a safer binding due to the fact the heal releases lateraly. Sure I could be wrong & I do value my money I am willing to spend a little more for the safety for the rare time I might put to much stress on my ACL by being to far back on skis with a twisting  motion.
 

 

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