keeping it real
Originally Posted by U.P. Racer
There is a reason they put that plate on there to begin with.... the ski has been designed around that plate. Not that it won't work well with something else, but you know that it has been tested with, and works as intended, with that plate.
Plus 1, I run the Nordica Plates w/ my race skis & have been rather happy. There is no reason to mess w/ the design. They accempt a range of bindings & lifters very well.
I have more concern w/ the speed concept thou. Just buying a speed ski & attempting to be a SG skier is not the way to go. As I recall, not to long ago you were considering becoming a SL specialist.
While I encourage you to continue technical events & grow in racing, jumping on the speed bandwagon is a not so great idea.
Find a coach who will work with you. Go to a speed camp, rent/demo a SG ski (WITH A SKILLED COACH), Get into some closed hill training & then see if you want to purchase a WC SG ski.