Hey Patrick. There are enough "well, I guess in theory it would work but..." scenarios about the Heel Support Pad working with an adjustment plate that my initial thought would be that the heel must be mounted directly to the ski to make the Support Pad work. There is a good chance (if you can find bolts to attach the heel pad to the adjustment plate in the first place) that if the heel isn't all the way back on the adjustment plate to support the pad, you could stomp the heads of the bolts right off and render your heel and support pad somewhat useless.
Will the heel support pad still allow the GT to rotate 90 degrees or does it only work with the SCTT? I'm assuming it will prevent the GT from rotating 180 to the elevated position. That being said, do the GT heel flaps rest on the pins so that one's body weight on the flaps does not create a leveraging force on the single forward screw to which the flap is mounted?
Hi Robert, you are correct. The heel support pad prevents the GT from rotating 180 degrees so you would need the heel flaps to go uphill. The flaps rest on the heel pins, which is a common design with race bindings.
I have some Torx (T20) mounting screws rattling around in my parts bin. They are 13mm total length and have an angled or sloped head on the underside. Is that the appropriate length for attaching a Kreuzspitze adjustment plate. They seem kinda short.
Hey Richard, you got it, those should work just fine unless your ski is particularly thin. If it's a thin ski you may have to grind the screws down to get them to not dimple the base when you screw into it. Otherwise you're safe to use the 12.5mm screws.
I'm after some replacement forks (preferably steel) for some ATK Race SL bindings and curious about what brands might be compatible. As far as I can gather Hagan & Fisher race bindings are identical, but I cannot track down replacement parts for any of them. Do you know if the forks from Kreuzspitze or SkiTrab would fit?
Hi Kaj, we have the titanium forks listed under Hagan bindings parts. Unfortunately steel ones aren't available for that binding, and no others fit well. At least the titanium version is relatively inexpensive.
When will the heel support pads be available?
Can they be used over an adjustment plate? Presumably with a longer bolt through the plate...
Does the boot heel touch them when skiing normally? Maybe resisting lateral heel exit from binding. Am I understanding right that they are meant to save the heel piece from fatigue when skiing with a pack - resulting in rotation slop or bent springs?
Hi Joe, the support pads work with a bare heel or the adjustment plates. Both lengths of screws will be included in the kits (expected 9/15). Also included is a front screw that can adjust the height of the pad slightly to account for variations in boot sole thickness. This allows tuning of the desired amount of support versus lateral-release interference. While not specifically designed to prevent the failures you mention (I've never seen bent springs, e.g.), the pads can add some stability during descent and also offer a riser platform in walk mode (preventing a negative ramp angle when the heel is turned 90°).