What’s the difference between a Race Plate and a Carving plate?
Fischer, Head, and at least one Vist Race Plates are two pieces anchored at the ends closest to the middle of the ski and free floating on the ends fore and aft.
Vist Race Plates as they are on my 08 Nordica GS are two pieces, linked with an aluminum plate and anchored by the BOF, the heal and front of the toe float.
The Rossi R18 and R20 are two pieces and can be made independent like the Fischer/Heads or linked like the Nordy Vist via a max flex binding.
The Marker plate is one piece fixed to the ski in the middle and floats on both ends but can be made to be fixed in the heel free in the middle and float in the toe.
That is about every variation of plate there can be (I stand to be corrected) what makes a carving plate different than any of these. Can a carving plate be a race plate too?
Assume that the plates in question are all within the current FIS stand height regulation.