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volant machete sin riser plate

post #1 of 9
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I have the option of getting the Volant Machete Sin with or without the pre-installed riser. Which is more preferential and why? I would like to mount Marker comp 1400 piston bindings, so I'm thinking the riser plate may provide too much lift. Thanks for any help you can offer.
post #2 of 9
An Atomic rep told me they started putting their own riser plate on because they were having delamination problems with old design. The binding screws would start to pull the top plate from the core or some such explanation. Problem, as you say, is the bindings have their own plates, which can make things pretty tall.

Phil P., any feedback on what I was told? LewBob
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
You could be on to something with the delamination as the Volant without the riser plate has a small plastic (1mm-2mm) piece right where the bindings mount.
post #4 of 9
If your preferred binding has quite a bit of lift on it's own, I'd buy the ski flat.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by LewBob
An Atomic rep told me they started putting their own riser plate on because they were having delamination problems with old design. The binding screws would start to pull the top plate from the core or some such explanation. Problem, as you say, is the bindings have their own plates, which can make things pretty tall.

Phil P., any feedback on what I was told? LewBob
Not true. As far as being too tall, remember the Volants are thinner than most skis to start off with.

I would get the riser, its a heckava lot easier to mount .
post #6 of 9
There were problems with some shops mounting bindings and having the screws go through the bases or bubble the bases because the screws were too long. Volant originally put a very skinny riser on the ski to prevent that from happening before they started making the riser plates with more height.

Keep that in mind if you take the riser plate off.
post #7 of 9
Machete + riser plate + binding with riser plate gives me the same amount of lift off the ground as my Atomic 9.18's with stock bindings.
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
thanks for the input...it is much appreciated
post #9 of 9
speaking of machetes, whats the difference between the machete FB and the genesis V2 Chubb? From what i understand they have the same dimensions. Is the chubb just alot softer?
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