PLEASE NOTE: We have moved the shims to a separate listing: B&D Shims
The engineering and machining wizards at B&D Precision in Redding, California also happen to be backcountry skiers. It's therefore not surprising that they dabble in making ski gear. Enough years of dabbling have earned them brand recognition for aftermarket solutions to common backcountry problems. We are happy to support their ingenuity by offering a growing list of B&D binding parts below. Everything is sold in pairs.
Superlite 2 Nubbins – Folks with boots that don’t articulate well benefit from high risers. Supersize your Superlite 2.0 riser with a Nubbin from BnD. These geometric oddities affix with included screws onto the standard riser of a green or white Dynafit Superlite 2.0 heel piece. 13 grams with attachment screws.
Radical Nubbins - Increase the height of the highest riser on Dynafit Radical bindings. Especially useful if you are shimming the toes which reduces effective riser height. Note this adds to the force put on the housing which could affect your warranty status.
Volcanoes - Riser cones that bolt onto Dynafit Comfort bindings or B&D Comfort Plates. Standard volcanoes weigh 13 grams (0.4oz) and match the stock riser height. Tall/short versions are +/- 6.4 millimeters and +/- 3 grams respectively. The tall version matches the Speed Turn riser height.
Comfort Plates - Replacement top plates for Comfort or Vertical heels which, coupled with Volcanoes, can add "turn with pole" support to TLT Classic or Speed Turn binding hs. Sold separately from Volcanoes.
Speed Plates - Flat top plates for Dynafit binding heels which weigh just 20 grams per pair. Go without a high riser and save up to 60 grams (2.1 ounces) over stock Classic, Comfort, Vertical, or Speed Turn roofs.
Superlite 2.0 Antitwist, Fixed - Little plastic widgets that mount on the brake knobs to prevent rotation of the heel when using the unofficial flat-on-ski mode. Note these prevent the use of brakes unless you also install the extended brake pins. <1 gram.
Superlite 2.0 Antitwist, Adjustable – Slightly bigger plastic widgets that prevent unwanted rotation in flat mode on the Superlite 2.0 binding. These work with the B&D adjustment plates and weigh 1 gram.
Superlite 2.0 Extended Brake Pins – Longer brake-retainer pins for the Superlite 2.0 for use with the Antitwist mechanisms.
Light Springs - Reduce the lateral release value of Dynafit Radical bindings to around 3 by swapping the springs in the heels.
Do the BD comfort plates come with the volcanoes...or do I have to purchase volcanoes separately? Will these fit the old Dynafit TLT Vertical bindings?
I see that the Superlite 2.0 adjustment plates are listed in the table of available plates but they are not in the drop down menu for purchase. I am assuming you are out of stock. Any predictions on when you will have more in stock. Thanks!
I'd like to order the B&D heel piece adjustment plates for the Dynafit Superlite 2.0 binding. They are described in the B&D section but the drop down list to order doesn't have them as an option. How can I go about ordering these?
This review is for the nubbins - I also have the B&D Ski Leashes and 3.2mm classic shims (reviewed here).
The nubbins have allowed me to cancel out decreased climbing riser height that comes with using toe spacers on Speed Radical bindings. By eye, they add back about the same (or maybe a hair less) climbing height than the 6.4mm Radical ST toe spacer removes. The quality of the parts is really excellent. They have a snug, near-friction-fit with the heel risers, and the set screw even comes with threadlocker pre-applied to it. Unfortunately they're a little heavy, and maybe it would have been possible to lighten them up with a little careful material removal -- but this is really nit-picky of me, and they are a fantastic part.