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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.

►ORDERING NOTE: 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.

G3 ION Shims, 3.2mm - The stock delta of the Ion is 11mm. These shims will bring you down 3.2mm to a very happy ramp angle. When mounting an Ion(10, 12, or LT) with this shim, you'll want to get 21.5mm Pozi screws and grind them to ~19.7mm length.

G3 ION Shims, 4.7mm - Same as the above but reduces delta by 4.7mm.

G3 ION Shims, 6.4mm - Lifting the toes by 6.4mm will leave the Ion feeling pretty close to an alpine binding.

Vipec / Tecton Shims, 3.2mm - The thinnest flavor of a toe shim for the Fritschi Vipec bindings. These do *not* have drill holes for screws and will need to be drilled. 18.9mm Pan screw is needed.

Vipec / Tecton Shims, 4.7mm - Medium-est rise for Vipec toes. It also works with the Tecton. No drill holes. 20.3mm Pan screw is needed.

Vipec / Tecton Shims, 6.4mm - Stack it up under the Vipec and you'll be close to flat. No drill holes. 22mm Pan screw is needed.

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 these shims.

Kingpin Shims, 4.7mm - A thicker shim for the Kingpin will get you close to +5mm.

Kingpin Shims, 6.4mm - Closest to flat you'll get with a single shim under the Kingpin toes..

18mm Pozi Screw - If you add some shims, you're going to need longer screws. These are alpine screws with a large head that works well with Plum bindings.

19mm Torx Screw - These are good for shimming lots of toes with 6.4mm shims. Small Torx head works especially well with Dynafit bindings.

21.5mm Pozi Screw - Another alpine-style, large-head screw that works best with G3 ION and Plum models.

23.5mm Pozi Screw - Perfect for 4.7mm shims under Radical 1.0 & Vertical toes that already have baseplates. Medium size head.

28mm Pozi Screw - These are for raising the Radical ST or Vertical ST toes past 4.7mm, amongst other uses. Watch your depth, you may need to grind 'em down.

Metric conversions: 3.2mm = 1/8". 4.7mm = 3/16". 6.4mm = 1/4"

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Questions & Reviews

5/8/2021
Question from Regina Rosander
 
Hi,

Looking for a heel shim to my Marker alpinist - can you advice on what to buy/what will work?

I am pretty happy with the delta of shifts and kingpin so I would like to achieve around the same with the alpinist (given that I have a 266mm sole).

I have searced everywhere for heel lifters.

Thanx in advance!
5/8/2021
Answer from Teddy Young
 
Thanks for reaching out Regina, we do not carry any heel shims unfortunately. If your local alpine shop is able to do canting for customers, they may have some thick plastic that could work!
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4/12/2021
Question from Fisher M
 
Looking to reduce the angle on a pair of BD Helio 350’s (similar to ATK Raider 12 / Hagan Core Pro, but no measurement on your Delta table) - I have these at a 15.88mm delta for the median out of 3 measurements and would like to put them in the range of the Tectons / Shifts (8/9mm)

Are shims for the Helio toes available, and if so could you point me to them on your site? Or, are any of the options here viable for those toes?
4/12/2021
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Fischer, the Classic shims above work for the Helio 350 toes.
4/13/2021
Answer from Fisher M
 
Thanks @ jbo!

Any recommendation on screws? Putting these into a pair of BD Route 95s. I'll either go with the 4.7 or 6.4 shim, leaning towards 6.4 since I'm also using a shorter boot (F1 LT) on this rig than normal (Maestrale)
4/13/2021
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Fisher, you should be targeting 13mm + (4.7 or 6.4). So basically, the 18s or 19s depending on which way you go.
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3/31/2021
Question from Frank D
 
Hi I know someone asked about the zeds and i am trying to find something to raise the heel about 3mm - do you have any available blank material or a non drilled shim tht i can drill myself and install- thank you Frank
3/31/2021
Answer from Tristan M
 
Hi Frank,

Sadly, we do not have any blank shims! I would recommend checking locally in your area, as we do not have any shims that would work for a Zed heel.
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3/6/2021
Question from Stewart
 
I’m not enjoying the low delta (4mm) of my G3 Zed bindings, compared to the (11mm) G3 Ions and 15mm (Dynafit Radical ST) bindings I’ve used previously. Do you have anything suitable for shimming the Zed heels?
3/6/2021
Answer from Brett S
 
Thanks for your question, Stewart. There are no shims, from B&D or otherwise, that will help increase the delta of a Zed. Please let us know if you have any other questions!
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2/14/2021
Question from Jonathan Little
 
I'm looking to shim the toe on some speed turns 6.4mm. Classic pattern right? And what do you reckon for screw length?

Thanks!
2/15/2021
Answer from Brett S
 
Thanks for your question, Jonathan! The classic shim would a great option and the 19mm screws should do the trick. Please reach out if you have any other questions!
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2/11/2021
Question from Erica R
 
Please notify me when the 19mm torx are back in stock! thanks!
2/11/2021
Answer from Will
 
Hey Erica,

Take a look under Dynafit Binding Hardware as we actually have them listed over there as well (in stock).
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2/8/2021
Question from Boots
 
I have the dynafit rotation 10 binding. Which shim is compatible with it!
2/8/2021
Answer from Tim
 
Hi Boots,
You want the Radical ST 2.0 shim.
Tim
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2/6/2021
Question from Erica R
 
Are you out of the 19mm torx? If so what else is compatible with these for the 6.4mm? Thanks
2/6/2021
Answer from Teddy Young
 
Hey Erica, I just added more 19mm Torx, so you should be good to go!
2/8/2021
Answer from Erica R
 
Thanks! I tried to add 8 and it says only 3 in stock. Are there more? :)
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2/3/2021
Question from Erica
 
Looking to match some Dynafit Speed Turns 2.0 w/ some Atomic Backland 85s. Please advise on which shims to buy. Thanks!
2/4/2021
Answer from Teddy Young
 
Hey Erica, thanks for reaching out, you'll want to get the "Classic" shims!
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2/2/2021
Question from Derek
 
Due to a bad femur fracture many years ago I lost 7/8 in. in length on one leg and need to install a binding shim on one ski to balance me out. It would need to be at least 1/2 in. in height. Could someone point me in the right direction for which shim I could use?
Thanks
2/2/2021
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Derek, sorry to hear about the accident! The thickest shim we have for under the toe of tech bindings is only 1/4" inch thick, and we don't recommend stacking them. We have a few heel plates a touch thicker, but it sounds like you will need a custom job.
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1/13/2021
John B (hasn't used product)
 
I purchased the classic 6.4mm shims with extensions to reduce the delta with Dynafit Vertical ST bindings and 28mm pozi screws as recommended. Unfortunately the 28mm Pozi screw head is too large to fit within the 5th screw (top screw) toe lever. 23.5mm screw fits but left me with not enough threads to feel it would be a secure mount.

The shims themselves match nicely and do reduce the delta to what I was looking at. Although with the 28mm screws, shims and extensions the added weight would be about 120 grams. Which is fairly heavy for an already fairly heavy binding.
1/13/2021
Reply from jbo
 
Hi John, when you get into shimming you have to be ready to modify screws as necessary, including length and head diameter.
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1/6/2021
Question from Ben
 
I am upgrading my old touring setup and was always unhappy with the uncomfortable combo of forward ramp and aggressive lean of speed radicals and my boots. My new bindings are the speedfit 10, which seem to have a lower (7.5 vs 16 mm) ramp, but intuitively I don't know how much of a difference this will make to feel and therefore don't know if shims will still make the setup more comfortable for me. Specifically, I hesitate changing my mind and having to reuse the same mounting holes if I add or remove a shim. Is this something I should be worried about? Any recommendations for me?
1/6/2021
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Ben, the difference in the two bindings is palpable and there is a good chance it's "enough". Most skis should be able to handle the experimentation, especially if they have a metal topsheet.
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12/29/2020
Question from Matt B
 
Hello. Sorry. Auto correct made question unreadable.
What shims would I use to reduce the delta angle on dynafit speed turn 2.0 by at least 3mm.
Thank you.
12/30/2020
Answer from Julieana
 
Hey Matt, any of the classic shims will work for you, they will change the delta angle by 3.2mm, 4.7mm, or 6.4mm. If you want to change the delta angle by 6.4 a Radical ST 1.0 Toe plate under the Dynafit Plates & Bases will also work and in addition will look really svelte!
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11/12/2020
Question from Nick
 
I have Dynafit ST rotation 10s and i bought a 6.4mm shim.
I did not buy the screws with this.
What screw size do i need?
Do i have to buy these screws from you?
My skis area currently in a shop ready to be mounted, but thye just realized they dont have long enough screws.
11/12/2020
Answer from Julieana
 
Hey Nick, yes the normal mounting screw for the Rotation 10 is a 15.9mm screw, and so if you add the 6.4 shim to it you need a screw that is 22.3mm. You'll want to buy the 23.5 screws and probably grind down the ends a bit so they don't risk puckering the ski bases.
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11/6/2020
Question from Eric
 
Do you have a shim that would fit the Hagan Core 12 Pro?
11/6/2020
Answer from Will
 
Hey Eric,

We do not have a shim that would fit that binding. I'd suggest reaching out to B&D Ski Gear to see if they may be offering that in the future.

Best of luck!
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11/1/2020
Question from Bryan A
 
Vipec/Tecton 4.7mm shim requires 20.3 mm pan head screw. You don’t seem to sell that screw. Ideas for place to buy or what screw to buy and sand down?
11/2/2020
Answer from Tristan M
 
Hi Bryan,

Unfortunately, there is not a screw with that exact length. I would recommend that grind down the 21.5mm screws.
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10/19/2020
Question from Daniel
 
Hi! What type/length of screw do I need for the 4.7mm Shims on Kingpins?
Cheers!
10/19/2020
Answer from Tristan M
 
Hi Daniel,

The Torx 19mm screws would be the right size for a Marker Kingpin M-Werks 12 with 4.7mm shims. If you do not have the M-Werks version, I would recommend double-checking the length of the toe mounting screws.
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10/16/2020
Question from Andrew Sargent
 
If I went with the 3.2/4.7mm shims for the Ion, and I was using them with QK inserts, I'm guessing I would probably want to go hunting for a 20mm M5 screw?
10/16/2020
Answer from Teddy Young
 
Hey Andrew, the screw that QK recommends for the Ion (without shims) is a 14mm flat head. Adding a 3.2mm shim comes out to 17.2mm, and I think an 18mm flat head screw could work alright. Adding a 4.7mm shim comes out to 18.7mm. There's a chance that the 18mm screw may be too short here, so carefully grinding down a 20mm flat head may be an option.
11/4/2020
Answer from Andrew S
 
Went with the 4.7mm Shim and was using Binding Freedom inserts and a 20mm flat head screw worked perfectly. Only Bummer is I couldn't find it in Pozi, but my multi-tool has a No.2 Phillips that works perfectly for those toe screws.
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9/30/2020
Question from Patrick
 
Is it accurate that the 19mm Torx screws are currently sold out? Looking to put the 6.4mm classic shims under my Speed Rads, and that would be the right screw, correct?
9/30/2020
Answer from Jeffrey
 
Patrick, sold out here, but not here Screws
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5/20/2020
Question from Firnspeigel
 
I have 4.7mm shims and 23.5mm screws that I am installing on the Radical ST. Due to the head being fatter than the stock Dynafit screws I will only get about 5mm of screw penetration into the ski instead of 8mm which is one less screw thread embedded in the ski. As a solution I am considered buying the 28mm screws and grinding them down. I'm just wondering how long the threaded portion of the 28mm screws is since i will be removing material. Also, just want to confirm they have the same thread pitch as it looks a little bigger in the photo.
Thanks Skimo!
5/20/2020
Answer from Julieana
 
Hey Firnspeigel, the threaded portion of the 28mm screw is 12.5mm long. The thread count is just a bit less in the 28mm than the 23.5 and the width is 6mm instead of 5.4mm, but that screw should work just fine! You'll need to grind it down by about 3mm but it will still be very secure.
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