Originally Posted by tdk6
sjjohnston - Intersport shops here in Finland sell the skiis including bindings. If I want only the skiis I have to pay the same ammount at an other store and I dont get any bindings.
Atomicman - can you tell me a bit more about those rising plates. Could I make some myselfe? What material should they be made of? I need a 10mm lift above FIS limit. I had the Tyrolia LD12 all last year on my Head SL and they were a blast.
The distance plates Atomic makes are two separate pieces that only go under the area of the toe piece and heel piece. If you use a 3-4mm rise, the screw supplied by Atomic are 16mm, I would go no longer. If you use an Xentrix binding which is an additional 4mm higher than the Race 6.14 use a 20mm screw, no longer. I would also make the distance plates in two pieces like the Atomic supplied one. There is to much going on with the connection band between the toe and heel and the screw that holds the AFD plate in, to put the plate the full length of the entire binding. This also assures you freeflex of the binding as designed.
The plates Atomic supplies which I am sure any shop that carries Atomic can order for you from Atomic cost about $10 with the screws. They are black & looks like some kind of ABS plastic. My Marker Comp 14.0 EPS that I mounted on the World Cup Piston plate came with very similar plates, I used 2 of each in that case since the WC piston plate & 14.0 EPS is so low.
One additional advantage to using a 2 piece plate is you can adjust your binding ramp angle. You could just raise your toe by 3mm to essentially flatten your stance (The SL11 & GS11 with the stock chassis have about 4mm of ramp built in). You could just raise your heel or if you used 24mm screws you could raise your toe 6mm and your heel 4mm to give you -3mm ramp, this works well for some people, although I am not one of them. Lots of flexibility with a two piece setup.
The GS11m and the Speed skis with the Atomic World cup plate have -0- ramp angle, flat.
For $10.00 or if your shop charges you $20.00 I'd order them with the screws & make it easy!