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Need Sollie Plate !

post #1 of 17
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I have a pair of NIB Salomon LAB 9-14's that I want to mount on some Volkl Racetiger GS's.

But I need a plate.......

Anyone have something? Ideas?

This will be yet another option for those "firm, rolled New England mornings", rare as they are
post #2 of 17
HDPE cut to shape and drilled?
post #3 of 17
Wot?  A modern ski?  You feeling all right?
post #4 of 17
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Wot?  A modern ski?  You feeling all right?




How thick does it need to be? Any ramp to it?
post #5 of 17
Rossi,

I fabricate my own plates from Delrin.

Karl
post #6 of 17
You should put Marker 20's on the Volkls, not Salomons.  
post #7 of 17
Go to a ski swap or used sports equipment store and scavenge from old skis. Of course you'll have to buy the skis to get the plates.

Plates are pricey when bought new and getting a tech to mount one is a pain; at least is was for me when I needed a plate put on my Stoekli SGs. They don't make jigs for plates, apparently.

I had a friend that was a carpenter that fabricated his plates of wood. Nice exotic hardwoods, too.

MR
post #8 of 17
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You should put Marker 20's on the Volkls, not Salomons.  

Philpug...I'll only use Marker's in a "hostage" situation 
post #9 of 17
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Philpug...I'll only use Marker's in a "hostage" situation 

20 DIn metal Marker are bomber
post #10 of 17
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20 DIn metal Marker are bomber
Great....BUT I ski with a DIN 8-9..........
post #11 of 17
then why do you have lab 9-14's? you could probably trade them straight up for freeflex 6-14's with a tyrolia/fischolia plate....

and don't try to tell me tyrolia's are bad bindings. I'm with ya on marker/atomic being not the best but both tyrolia/salomon have treated me well.
post #12 of 17
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then why do you have lab 9-14's? you could probably trade them straight up for freeflex 6-14's with a tyrolia/fischolia plate....

and don't try to tell me tyrolia's are bad bindings. I'm with ya on marker/atomic being not the best but both tyrolia/salomon have treated me well.

Despite their name, the DIN range on these is 6-14 DIN. So they are a great choice for me as I like a metal race quality binding, only in a mere mortal DIN range.
post #13 of 17
Are you looking for a PowerAxe or a Hangl plate?
post #14 of 17
oh yeah, you're right...I haven't worked in ski retail for 3+ years.

I'm with ya on metal bindings...the closest bindings not all metal are the hi-po tyrolias. Used to be a sollie guy but converted to tyrolia after skiing them a few times.
post #15 of 17
A great choice for your DIN range the Salomon 914 LAB will be!

Given the 914 stand height on these Racetiger RS's, I'd go with a pair of modern VIST WC AIR 10 mm alu plates or some original DERBYFLEX 10 mm plates.

I'll check and see if we have an extra pair to sell and a Jig or template loaner for proper mounting.

Drop skibootjedi a private message if you're interested.
post #16 of 17
As far as I know, the Marker 16s have the same metal content as the 20s and are just as bomber. I have the older 1800s on my Volkls and have had no issues to speak of.

I'm not sure how much is bs but my understanding is that Volkl race skis are designed to perform best with Marker Piston plates, since the Piston dampens some of the ski's rebound. That being said, they could work well with other plates. But they ski very nicely with the Piston.

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Great....BUT I ski with a DIN 8-9..........
 
post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
As stated above, Marker's are not my first (or even second) choice.
The 914 Lab's are what is going on.....just looking at plate options for
THOSE bindings or even mounted flat with the shim that came with them puts
them almost at 40mm.(more forgiving lower?)
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