Originally Posted by Carving Lance
tread is the worst, and I suspect
it deters some stability. The Markers on my Blizz SSonicss are the best levers ever, may be
due to the integrated interface of the binding into the ski. The toe plate on the Marker has two elevated projections on the outside of the under toe piece that may
aid the leverage of the boot on the edge; looking at the flat base and rubber
on the Head toepiece makes me wonder
if this defeats leverage....I am almost 59 and don't race but live for the high speed carve; the rules forbid a din over 6 for me which is fine, I may buy the higher rated toe piece if the old issues resurface. Or maybe just replace the plate and throw some Markers on. Should hit Mammoth next week to see what is what.
Hell of a lot of guessing going on there! If the AMC 76s had Railflex, then your answer may be there - not as solid a platform as a CP13, or a real race plate, but more than solid enough for most mere mortals.
As for rubber???? Where? That ABS AFD is hard plastic and almost as slippery as a regular teflon AFD. It rolls to get your boot out of the binding with as little friction as possible. I've heard that Vibram soles don't play well with ABS, but with regular alpine lugs its a tried and tested platform.
The current SS Magnum has the SpeedPlate+ 13, which I've looked at instore. Its an "upgraded" CP13 and appears more solid than the older plate. More confidence inspiring to the eyeball at least.