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Marker piston plate mounting pattern

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Thread Starter 
I have a pair of Volkl racetiger slalom sitting here without a plate.  I am surprised by the number of mounting holes in them. It isn't from any of the plates I am familiar with (Solly, Fischer, Vist)  Anyone know how many screws on the marker piston plate mounting pattern?

Thanks!
post #2 of 11
with the Volkl you have a few mounting patterns you can use to get different feel out of the ski...  I use 4 holes in the front, with the sliders close together and 6 in the back, I fee that the two middle screws help the ski get some snap... I don't use those holes on my GS and Speed skis.

I have a sheet somewhere that explains the different patterns... I will send it to you if I can retrieve it.
post #3 of 11
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Thanks TMAS.  Appreciated.  I will PM you an email if you can locate the sheet
post #4 of 11
The 06-07 Plates use 6 screws for the Toe mount (5 that actually go into the ski, one that fastens the plate to the Toe mount), and 4 for the heels (all of which go directly into the ski).

The 07-08 Plates use 5 screws for the Toe mount (4 that go into the ski, one fastening the plate to the Toe mount), and 4 for the heel.

Both pairs of plates use the SAME type of toe screws. The heel screws on the 06-07 plates are longer than the 07-08 screws, so they cant be used interchangably. I can get you a mount pattern later on this week when I go home (I have 4 pairs of plates sitting unmounted in my basement) for both types of plates. The 06-07 plates are still 100% compliant on most SL skis, and some GS skis.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks RTTT.  If you can get me a mount pattern that would be much appreciated.  I may have to look for a marker plate given the number of holes it has left in the ski!!.  I was going to use a Fischer or Solly plate since i have them sitting but may need to rethink that
post #6 of 11
2006-2007 Plate


2007-2008; 2008-2009 Plate
post #7 of 11
Note that you don't need to use all the holes on the plate... you can use different patterns to arrive to different results and feel for the ski.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by TMAS29 View Post

Note that you don't need to use all the holes on the plate... you can use different patterns to arrive to different results and feel for the ski.

Yea, I told him that in the email I sent him. Some holes need to be used (ie, in the 06 plate all 5 toe screws must be screwed in), while some are optional (ie, in the 08 plate only 4 of the 6 in the toe need to be used). You can also move around the heel rivet to change the plate flex (the rivet has 4 different positions in both versions of the plate).
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
RTTT & TMAS, Thanks Guys, very much appreciate your assistance!
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A question regarding the optional heel holes for the 2006-7 SL plate: There are 3 pairs of heel holes. I suppose that the front pair is "mandatory". Then, I have a paper template, which marks the second pair (2 cm back) as "Optional Short" and the next one (6 cm back) as "Optional Long".

 

What is this supposed to mean:

  1. That I have a choice of of which optional pair to use, but I have to pick one - i.e. 4 holes, with a choice of distance 2 or 6 cm?
  2. That I can choose between having 2, 4, or 6 holes?

 

In either case (1) or (2) - how does one decide which holes to use? Or is it just pure personal preference? Let's say I like the feeling of a Nordica/VIST WC plate - any ideas what pattern to use? Thanks!

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Originally Posted by wertyq11 View Post

A question regarding the optional heel holes for the 2006-7 SL plate: There are 3 pairs of heel holes. I suppose that the front pair is "mandatory". Then, I have a paper template, which marks the second pair (2 cm back) as "Optional Short" and the next one (6 cm back) as "Optional Long".

 

What is this supposed to mean:

  1. That I have a choice of of which optional pair to use, but I have to pick one - i.e. 4 holes, with a choice of distance 2 or 6 cm?
  2. That I can choose between having 2, 4, or 6 holes?

 

In either case (1) or (2) - how does one decide which holes to use? Or is it just pure personal preference? Let's say I like the feeling of a Nordica/VIST WC plate - any ideas what pattern to use? Thanks!

 

You MUST have 4 holes total drilled for the heel in two sets, ie, have the front two and middle two, front two and back two, etc. As for which ones to use, it really depends on what type of ski you are on and what you want for flex. The Nordica/VIST setup is pretty stiff, so I would run the front two holes and the rear two, and then place the rivet as far back as possible.

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