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Head Junior Race Plate 2008 -- holes seem small on plate?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I've got a couple pairs of new 2008 Head Junior slalom skis with junior race plates, and some new Head Freeflex Plus 11 junior race bindings (07/08) to install on the skis.  When I matched up the binding onto the plate, it doesn't seem like the screws match with the plate, like the screws are too big and the holes too small on the plate.

Am I missing something?

I'm also guessing that the little plastic top piece that goes between the toe and heel of the binding does not need to be there if the boot size is smaller.  The boot is 267mm.

Thanks.
post #2 of 8
with that plate, you just shoot the screw into the hole. the screws are self tapping and the hole that looks small is just a thin layer of plastic that covers the real hole.

the binding in the 270mm position should fit on the plate and adjust small enough for a 267 bsl. in the smallest position ( 270mm) you should be able to fully assemble the FF mechanism linking the toe and heel. there should not be any parts that you leave out.

jim
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks!

I've got the toe and heel linked with the long metal piece that is underneath and fits underneath both the toe and heel.  But there is a small plastic piece that fits between the toe and heel and basically covers the thin metal piece.  But then the toe and heel are too far apart, and you don't have that thin metal piece connecting the toe and heel and the smallest position...
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post #5 of 8
You have to snap the plastic covers/spacers at the line scored on the underside when mounting short  BSLs. Then make sure you put them in the right slot under the toe to properly cover the metal band and engage with the FreeFlex screw housing.
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks Squawker.  That is exactly what I was talking about!  How do I know which line to snap it at?

So when you snap the plastic cover/spacer, can you use the bindings next year (and thereafter) with the shortened spacer when their feet grow and I need to expand the binding larger?  or do I need to start finding spare plastic covers/spacers for the future?
post #7 of 8
Unless we're talking at cross purposes here, there's only one line to snap at. There's an arrow marked 27-31 (270mm-310mm) that points to a curved line. Snap there and trim with a sharp knife.

This plastic spacer then plugs into the slots on the underside of the toe piece at one of several positions depending on the boot sole length.

Once you've snapped off the spacers, they're good up to 310mm (320mm at a pinch).

This description is at least correct for Fischer FR11, Fischer Z17, Head Freeflex+ 14 and should be the same for all the Freeflex+ models. 
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
so I snap it there, and just move the heel up so it fits a 267mmm sole...got it.  Thanks!
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