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.
ATK Raider Shims, 3.2mm - Works with ATK Raider 10/12 and Freeraider 14/16 bindings. Decrease your ramp angle to +8.3mm.
ATK Raider Shims, 4.7mm - Great way to decrease your ramp angle on your ATK Raider 10/12 or Freeraider 14/16 down to +6.8mm.
ATK Raider Shims, 6.4mm - Bring your ramp angle down on your ATK Raider 10/12 or Freeraider 14/16 to a measly +4.8mm.
ATK C-Raider Shims, 3.2mm - Bump down the ramp angle on your C-Raider 10/12 bindings to +7.8mm.
ATK C-Raider Shims, 4.7mm - Lower that ramp angle on your C-Raider 10/12 to +5.3.
ATK C-Raider Shims, 6.4mm - Ultimate ramp angle equalizer for your C-Raider 10/12 leaving you at +3.6mm.
Backland / MTN Shims, 3.2mm - Perfect for your Atomic Backland or Salomon MTN bindings to level things out just a touch, leaving you at +5.3.
Backland / MTN Shims, 4.7mm - Hit the sweet spot getting to a ramp angle of +3.8 with this shim.
Backland / MTN Shims, 6.4mm - For a near-zero ramp angle this will land you at +2.1.
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. Find the screws here.
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"
Questions & Reviews
For the 4.7mm, we do have a few 20.5mm Panhead screws. Reach out to us at email@example.com if you'd like to grab a few!
For the 6.4mm, you'll need a 22mm Panhead screw, which we don't have at the moment, unfortunately.
The Low Tech Race 2.0 has the Radical hole pattern in the toe (30x39), which means that a variety of shims will do the trick. The Classic would certainly work.
Keep in mind, the Low Tech Race 2.0 has a very flat binding delta out of the box, so shimming the toe will likely create a negative ramp angle if you have the binding fixed mounted.
You'll want the 21.5mm Pozi screw. It's on this page, just select it from the dropdown above.
If you are looking to reduce the delta in your Dynafit Radical ST bindings, I would start with the 4.7mm Radical 1.0 shim paired with the 23.5mm pozi screws. This will get you from 15mm to 10.3mm, which is a more reasonable delta.
The 6.4mm Radical 1.0 shims will be the most you can reduce delta, but you will need to source your own screws, or grind down the 28.0mm pozi screws we have listed about. You are aiming for 8.0mm of screw penetration into the ski.
You will need to remove your toe piece and add the shim underneath. If you would like more details, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Have a set of FT's minus toe piece. Want to use them plus the white speed radical toe piece with BD shims. Don't want to spend +$100 on a toe piece for 8 year old bindings.
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!
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?
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)
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.
Take a look under Dynafit Binding Hardware as we actually have them listed over there as well (in stock).
You want the Radical ST 2.0 shim.
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.
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