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Possible to shim the toe on fishcer/tyrolia freeflex bindings?

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I'm looking for used GS-skis and Fischer skis tend to pop up. They come with freeflex bindings that has a connection between heel and toe piece. The bindings have between 5-7mm delta.

 

The problem is that i don't like huge binding deltas. I have boots with lots of forward lean (salomon falcon) and relativly thick calves. It works well with 0-2 mm delta, but does not play so well with 5mm or more delta. Would it be possible to put a 5-7 mm shim under the toe piece or do the toe and heel need to be in the same plane because of the freeflex connector?  

 

And how does this freeflex thing work? Seems a bit counter intuitive at first that locking the distance between the toe and heel can promote free flex. Can the heelpiece slide fore aft freely and the boot size is kept constant by the freeflex connector?

post #2 of 4
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I asked the same question to Tyrolia and got an answer. Yes it it possible to shim the toe on a freeflex binding. They even sell kits with 3mm and 5 mm shims and matching screws.

 

For myself i ended up with a different pair of skis. Volkl Racetiger speedwall GS WC 185 2013 with >23m radius for 179$  of ebay, new in wrapper including piston plates. That is less than the piston plate alone would retail for in Norway. When adding sales tax, bindings and shipping, not that cheap anymore but at least they are brand new and at a similar price as the used one I looked at.

 

Have not tried them yet. They are my first pair of real GS skis, so it will be interesting to see if I'm able to make good use of them. Fondling then have at least been a good source of motivation for training legs and core during the off season :)

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So, before you ask, the Markers can be shimmed too. 

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I know. Have loads of stackable 2 mm shims for those. That's what started the delta experimenting in the first place.

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