Originally Posted by dakine
Total length of plate = 59cm.
These skis were mounted originally for a smaller boot.
I do appreciate all the good feedback.
All the positioning stuff aside, them main problem here is that the footrest part of the brake is simply too low to work with my boot.
So, as expected, your plate and my plate are pretty much identical except for small appearance differences.
BTW, if you are in fact concerned about race performance, fore/aft 'positioning' should be a huge concern and not to be ignored.
Rather than go thru numerous hoops and assumptions, I did a quick visual comparo of your setup V mine (mine using my 323 mm sole).
Plates are equal length
It is now obvious that the issue is not in the heel, but is in the toe mount position. Your toe is in the forward vario position and is still further back than mine (which is centered in the vario positions). This causes your boot and so the heel piece to be pushed extremely far back, as in the position seen, and causes the brake to be too far forward (relatively). Yet when you compare the brake positions on both setups, they are both in the same relative position.
If you look at the rear edge of the AFD/band cover plate, your cover plate edge is over 1 cm (maybe 2 cm) further rearward than mine.
there must be another set of toe mount holes further forward of the current mount - use those. That will bring the toepiece and the boot and therefore the heel further forward and allow better contact with the heel pad and brake treadle.
You can use the vario positions to modify and fine tune how far fore/aft you eventually end up. My guess is the ski will respond better also...
BTW, when my boot is on my system, there is almost no play between boot and binding, no any obvious play in the binding system. I do have some gripes with the system, but performance is not one of them.Edited by moreoutdoor - 3/17/10 at 11:08pm