Made for the Ultra and Ultra WC bindings, these Hagan plates will give you 30mm for fore/aft heel adjustment, or approximately 4 mondo sizes. If you want to use a quiver of boots or increase the resale value of your rig, the adjustment plates are a good investment. They also help cover up mismounted bindings if you didn't hit your mark. All Plates are sold in Pairs with adjustment nuts & bolts but not mounting screws.
- Basic plate dimensions are 100mm x 40mm x 5mm, known as the ATK R01 in parts yonder.
- Lightweight aluminum is strong but the R01 only weighs 34 grams (1.2 ounces) for the plate and screws.
- R01 plates are 5mm thick, which makes for a decent heel platform when skinning in flat position.
- R01 plates also work with La Sportiva RSR (40mm of travel) and Ski Trab Titan & TR-Race (32mm of travel) bindings.
Questions & Reviews
I asked the folks in the shop. They said heat could potentially help, but assuming the screws are in good shape and have not started to strip, your best bet would be to use an impact driver with a fresh Torx bit of the correct size, the ski clamped down, and plenty of downward pressure to ensure that the bit doesn't pop out. An impact will have a better chance of breaking stuck threads loose than your hands or a normal rotary drill.
I couldn't get my heelpiece to stay in place on these no matter how hard I tightened the (included) screws, so I just put a dab of loctite on them and haven't had any problems since.
These plates are the exact same as the ATK RO1 plate and the Black Diamond Helio Plate, and they work with the full ATK race binding lineup, ATK Trofeo, ATK Haute Route, Hagan Ultra, Hagan ZR, Black Diamond Helio 145, 180, 200 and 200LT. They also work with Ski Trab Gara Titans and the original Titan Vario. Ski Trab makes their own adjustment plate, but I prefer these because there is more adjustment range and they weigh and function the same. They should work with any heelpiece with a 25mm wide drill pattern, so the Dynafit Expedition may also fit.
In conclusion, unless you're competing for podiums in skimo races you owe it to yourself, your friends, and the future owners of your skis to mount using adjustment plates.
And yes, it will work with the TLT Expedition binding.
These are rebranded ATK (as are many Hagan bindings), thus work beautifully for all ATK race bindings.
One caveat: make sure you crank down the screws. I left mine at a typical torque and the heel piece slipped back in a race, leaving me w/o a lockable heel.
Thank you for the review !!
I just bought a pair of ATK SL-R WC Bindings for my new skis and I also want to get the adjustment plate but I was just wondering if there is also a plate needed for the toes or if it not necessary ?
Does the height difference matters if not ?
The reason why I want to use this plate is that I may share the ski once in a while with a friend of mine. The thing is that I have quite big feet compared to him, i have a 29.5 and he has a 27. I was just asking myselft if you screw the heel part on the very front of the plate, you' have the back of the shoe more or less in the air ? Would this happen, or if yes is it a problem?
Background on product familiarity: I have over 83,000’ earned vertical on a pair of these plates, mounted in between the Hagan X-Ultra and Sportiva-rebranded RT.
First, the first impressions out of the box: So your mount job didn’t quite get the heel gap right. Or you can’t make up your mind between boots. Or – in my case – you thought nothing could ever improve on the Dynafit DyNA/TLT5, only to fall in love with the even lighter Dynafit DyNA, but a bsl differential a bit too close for comfort to redrill another set of binding holes.
Fortunately this plate comes to the rescue. Both the mounting of the plate to the ski and the installation of the binding to the plate are uncomplicated. Only potential drawback is that the special screws to secure the binding to the plate are Phillips head (not Pozidrive), so yet another driver style to keep in your repair kit (although you probably have Phillips already anyway).
Second impressions, in use: If your intention is just to set it and forget, then you’re all set. However, if your intention is to keep swapping back and forth between different boots on a regular basis, then each readjustment entails loosening and retightening eight screws, plus some various forms of “encouragement” for moving along the nuts inside the track if you’ve been skiing in a high-grit environment. For demo or rental purposes, a single-screw “worm drive” design would be a better option, such as Hagan’s rebranding of the ATK R04 plate.
Third impressions, for long-term durability: After lots of use, with a couple swaps back and forth, everything is still in place and all tight.
Since then, I've also mounted up two pairs of the "Rental" version for our regional Hagan rep: huge range of adjustment, and easy to adjust too. (But I don't have any personal experience with the Rental version other than mounting up those two pairs.)
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