Getting the right ramp angle on your bindings can make the difference between skiing on-point or in the backseat with tired quads. B&D makes shims for almost every occasion. Choose a shim based on your binding and desired pin height delta, which can take some experimentation. Shorter boot sole lengths are more affected by delta because they end up with a higher ramp angle, thus look for thicker shims. Shorter skis also may benefit from thicker shims. For long skis and long feet, go thin to win. Some folks who shim their toes also increase the height of their heel risers to compensate. Do this with B&D Nubbins. All shims are sold in pairs while the screws are priced individually.
Classic Shims, 3.2mm - Shims that are mounted under tech binding toes in order to reduce your ramp angle. 3.2mm thick, laser cut.
Classic Shims, 4.7mm - 4.7mm thick version of the above shims. All these are drilled to match both Classic and Radical hole patterns.
Classic Shims, 6.4mm - Same thickness as the Radical ST/FT base plates, but used for the Speed Radical and most other tech toes.
Classic Extensions, 3.2mm – Also known as “tips & tails”, these allow the Classic shims to be used with Comfort, Vertical ST, and Vertical FT bindings. They interlock with the 3.2mm Classics.
Classic Extensions, 4.7mm - The Vertical & Comfort series toes have built in base plates that would otherwise overhang the shims. These slide into the Classic shims and work well with 23.5mm screws.
Classic Extensions, 6.4mm - Supports the base plates of older Dynafit bindings while raising the whole thing up 6.4 millimeters. The toe extensions need to be screwed onto your skis with the included wood screws (6.4mm version only).
Radical 1.0 Shims, 3.2mm - Raise up the toe pieces on your Dynafit Radical ST and FT bindings by 3.2 millimeters, reducing your ramp angle.
Radical 1.0 Shims, 4.7mm - Decrease the pin height delta by 4.7mm for those Radical ST/FT 1.0 bindings from Dynafit.
Radical 1.0 Shims, 6.4mm - Effectively double the baseplate thickness under your toes, reducing the pin height delta to less than 10 mils for the Radical ST/FT series.
Radical ST 2.0 Shims, 3.2mm – Although there is a bit less pin height delta on the 2.0 series, it is still relatively high. This will correct it by 3.2mm.
Radical ST 2.0 Shims, 4.7mm – Decrease your delta by 4.7mm on the 2.0 Radical ST bindings. 37g each.
Radical ST 2.0 Shims, 6.4mm – As the thickest shims for the Radical ST 2.0 binding, the 6.4mm shims will neutralize the ramp angle the most.
Radical FT 2.0 Shims, 3.2mm – Radical 2.0 heel pins are about 13.5mm higher than the toe pins. These shims will lower the delta to near 10mm, which some feel is a good target for touring skis.
Radical FT 2.0 Shims, 4.7mm – The happy medium between the 1/8” and 1/4” shims for the Radical FT 2.0 binding.
Radical FT 2.0 Shims, 6.4mm – More toe height means less delta which means less ramp angle and possible tired quadriceps.
Kingpin Shims, 3.2mm – Although the Kingpin has no heel pins, we’ve estimated the effective delta at +9.5mm. This can be lowered with this shims.
Kingpin Shims, 4.7mm – A thicker shim for the Kingpin will get you close to +5mm.
19mm Screw - If you add some shims, you're going to need longer screws. These are good for shimming lots of toes with 6.4mm shims.
23.5mm Screw - Perfect for 4.7mm shims under Radical 1.0 & Vertical toes that already have baseplates.
28mm Screw - These are for raising the Radical ST or Vertical ST toes past 4.7mm. Watch your depth, you may need to grind 'em down.
I bought some 6.4mm shims for Dynafit Radical ST 2.0s, which I currently have mounted with Binding Freedom inserts. Any ideas for where to get longer screws for those? Doesn't look like BF makes 20mm Pozi Smallhead screws, which is what I would need (I think) if I bought from them.
Hey Toddball, any 20mm x M5 machine screw should do, though you will have to shrink the head of the screw in order to make this work (that is the reason the cost of the Radical 2.0 fastener kits are more expensive). I do have a few 20mm flat head Torx screws that I can sell you but it would still involve shrinking the diameter of the heads. Let me know what works for you, I can get that organized if you'd like.
can you please advise which shim to lift a speed turn 2.0 toe up, and which screws? mounting to a Hannibal 94. I'm thinking 4.7mm "classic" is the one i want. what size screws do I need to accommodate for the additional ~5mm of shim? do the screws need to be filed down?
Do you have any shims that fit G3 IONs? Since the screw pattern is different from Dynafit bindings, I assume those shims won't work. Would it be possible to drill extra holes in the B&D Radical Shims to fit the ION screws? If so, which model will be best?
The official answer is no, we do not have any shims for the G3 Ion.
I did take the time to size up some of the B&D shims to see if your idea of drilling extra holes would work. It appears that the Radical FT/ST shim could work, but I can't say for how long as it is not intended to be used with that binding. Drilling extra holes in the shim may cause it to crack or fail in some other manner. If you decide to try it, keep in mind that you'll need to replace the screws with longer ones as well.
Hi, I have been skiing some of the tlt comforts for about 10 years and just bought a pair of speed radicals to go on some new skis. I have loved my old dynafits so I'm looking for whichever shim will feel the same as my old comforts. I have a 25 shell which means more ramp but my current Dynafits are unmodified and I have been happy with them. I don't really plan on using these skins inbounds because of the lack of break and have other skis for in bounds riding
I'm going to get the Radical FT 2.0 4.7mm toe shim. What length screw do I need? And do I couple this shim with the baseplate that comes with the binding? I'm assuming that nubbins fit Radical 2.0, yes? Thanks!
I have some Speed Radicals already mounted up but I'd like to add a toe plate (6.4mm classic) to reduce ramp angle. The screws are epoxied, is it possible/recommended to remount in same holes? I'm handy but still a nube when it comes to mounting tech bindings...thanks!
Hi JP, it often depends on the ski whether a second mount in the same holes would be secure. With a decent reinforcement plate it shouldn't be a problem, as long as the epoxied screws don't take out the core with them.