Originally Posted by Noodler
The Tyrolia Carve Plate 9 will definitely have the correct hole pattern for the Mojo 15. I don't think there's any downside at all to that setup (I have the same setup on a few of my skis, but using the 13mm plate).
I also have a couple pairs of the FreeFlex+ plates too and there's definitely a difference in the way they affect the skis. At this point I'm on the fence about whether or not I like what they do to the skis flex pattern. I've never skied the Railflex, but I'm thinking I may be one of those odd skiers that prefer the "flat spot" in created by the boot/binding interface. I have fairly small boots so it's not a huge flat spot. Maybe I'm just more of a "free ride" binding guy and not so much into the "systems".
I came to this conclusion last season while experimenting with plates on my Elan S12 and M666 skis (the M666s are gone now).
That's great feedback, Thanks Noodler!
When I demoed the Monster 88 and AC4 last year I ended up loving both skis but cursing the system bindings. The skis were awesome but both felt remote and disconnected compared to the Rossi Axials on my Fischer WC with the universal plate and the Looks on my Dynastar. It almost kept me from buying the ski.
Does the plate promote edgegrip and hard snow performance; does it make the ski less stable in crud?
Did you install the plates yourself? I have no plans to do so, but I want to tell the tech how to position everything. The CP13 plate that came premounted on a pair of Head iXRC was way back from center. In-fact there was no location for the 336 cm boots I had at the time. The boot sat about 5 or 10mm behind the marks! OK, I have clown feet, but I had no problem with Atomic models.
I think I'll use the middle set of holes on my 323mm boots that I have now. This means the plate will be 1 or 2cm forward from the factory position.