If you ski a lot, chances are pretty good that you have more boots than you have feet. These Black Diamond Helio Adjustment Plates are the perfect way to ensure maximum “swap-ability” between your skis, boots, and bindings. The plates are thin to keep a low profile against the ski and have four tension-bolts for maximum hold. At a light 33g per side (with hardware) and a slim 5.2mm height, the plates fit any of Black Diamond’s Helio bindings and offer 28mm of total adjustment range. The adjustment plates are sold in pairs with nuts and bolts to attach the bindings.
I have a pair of Helio 145 bindings and a good pair of Dynafit Manaslu skis. I might as well ski them! Is there a plate that would work with the Manaslu mounting inserts and the Helio binding....or should I just risk mounting the Helio straight to the ski?
Hi David, the only plate I know of that would adapt the inserts to race heels is the Kreuzspitze K14 plate with K heels.
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Does this include the necessary hardware to mount my atk trofeo heel? I'm hoping to install this on another pair of skis so i can swap heels between skis without having to purchase another set of heels.
Hey Michael, these adjustment plates do come with the nuts and bolts in order to mount the heel piece on the plate.
This is the same adjustment plate that ATK has been selling for many years, but is still a great design: really long adjustment track given the minimal weight penalty and relatively minimal impact on heel>toe delta. Allows you to get away with a lot when remounting a setup so that the new holes for the plate effectively "bridge" the holes for a prior binding. So go ahead and mount up those new skis with a zero-adjustment binding since the boots you currently have are the best boots ever and you'll never ever change boot models again ... until something better comes along in just a couple seasons, but at least you won't have any worries remounting with the adjustment plate!
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These are pretty narrow and I'm wondering how wide of a ski I can get away with mounting them on? I weigh 150 lbs. and ski fairly non aggressively.
As long as the release value of your binding is appropriate, the area of the mounting pattern is not a big concern, especially at your weight and skier type. Should be good!
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Out of curiosity, is the hole pattern of the Helio heel pieces the same width of the old Sportiva RT's? Or more directly, is this adjustment plate the same as other ATK heel adjustment plates?
Hi Nate, yes the Sportiva RT heel will work on this plate. For a complete list of compatibility, see our reference table for hole patterns.