9/16/2015
by Jonathan S (used product a few times)
 
Five Stars for a beautifully engineered variation on the typical race binding adjustment plate, with a toe plate that is unique as a nearly universal option for race bindings.

Background on product familiarity: I’ve set up the heel plates for a partner’s Dynafit Speed Superlite, and am currently setting up the toe plates for my own Plum Race.

First, the first impressions out of the box: Dynafit definitely put in some extra effort to minimize both the weight and height, as the undersides of the plates are beautiful just to hold and behold. But the unheralded feature is that although the heel plates work only for the Dynafit Low Tech Race and Speed Superlite “1.0” versions, the toe plates are a unique option for a continuously adjustable nearly universal race binding adjustment plate.

Second impressions, in use, for adapting to other toes: The front of the toe plate has a section that is entirely open. If your race toe has a separate striker plate (i.e., for the toe lever) that requires some support underneath, then the original 30mm adjustment range in front will be reduced to ~17mm in order to avoid this void. Alternatively, if you don’t plan to use ski crampons, or if your binding model’s ski crampon clip doesn’t require support underneath, then you can simply mount the toe plate backwards. (The only asymmetry other than the void is entirely cosmetic, so swapping is possible even after mounting.)

You might also need to grind down the provided T20 screws (i.e., same head style as all current Dynafit bindings), or you can experiment with grinding down any M6 10mm screws from a hardware store (but keep in mind that you’ll probably be limited to a Phillips or socket head, so potentially another driver style to keep in your repair kit).

Third impressions, for long-term durability: As with similar designs for heel plates from other brands, very straightforward once adjusted. But you plan to swap between different boots very often, then better to get a single-screw “worm drive” design.
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8/28/2015
Question from Mike
 
Will the heel plates work with the Superlight 2.0 and still allow the brakes to fit on? Hard to tell from the images of the 2.0 with brakes, but it looks like the add-on brake needs to fit flat on the ski and so the plate will prevent that.

Somewhat related: it sounds like the 2.0 will have an unofficial flat position. Think that will work with the brakes attached too? (clearly I am keen on the 2.0 only if the brakes are going to work for my uses!).
8/28/2015
Answer from jbo
 
Unfortunately not Mike, these plates have a 3-hole heel pattern whereas the 2.0 is a new 4-hole pattern. I'm told a 2.0 plate is in the works, but no word on the availability yet, or how it works with the brakes. The toe plate will work however, so you can get some adjustability in a somewhat unorthodox manner if the flatter ramp angle works for you.

Good question about the flat mode + brakes, that could be related to the unofficial-ness. Will see what I can find out, but I might not have a definitive answer until the bindings arrive in October.
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8/9/2015
Question from Joe
 
Thanks for the reply. Will u be sourcing the c-one heel possibly? It (or the superlight on plates) is a great alternative heel rather than getting a goofy stopper for a speed radical...ive looked at euro sites but only seeing full sets...we sent back a set of superlights as the ski tech didnt want to mount the three screws out of plumb. If we knew the plates were an option would have stuck with the superlight but sadly now have speed rad holes in the ski and want less delta....do u imagine the rear dynafit adjuster plate could be offset well enough from speed rad holes for solid mounting?

Regards
8/9/2015
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Joe, yes you can offset the plate enough for a solid mount, though you might not end up with the BSL range you are aiming for. Give us a shout via e-mail for heel availability.
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8/9/2015
Question from joe
 
I want a superlight c-one. Have u made one with a speed rad base before. Looks like a straight swap. What would the pin height be? Is the speed base higher than this rear adjuster plate? Cheers
8/9/2015
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Joe, unfortunately there is no easy way to get a Superlite heel onto a speed rad base (which indeed is thicker). The heels pins on the C-Ones are 38mm high, giving a +9mm delta.
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3/5/2015
Question from Brendan
 
How does one go about mounting these?
Is there a paper template available?
3/5/2015
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Brendan, the plates come with template stickers. Stick 'em on where you want 'em, verify the centering, punch, and drill through.
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1/31/2015
Question from bryan bell
 
Are these sold as a pair.
2/1/2015
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Bryan, yes, the price is for a pair (meaning one plate for each ski).
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1/25/2015
Question from Chris D
 
Considering using the heel piece to accommodate an Alien and Maestrale RS boot on a pair of Seven Summit Superlight's. Does this seem reasonable? Or does it make more sense just to mount for the Alien and forgot the option for a stiffer boot? Thanks!
1/25/2015
Answer from jbo
 
Adding the plates is reasonable for using two boots. Hard to say which boot you will like better, but I suspect you won't be using the RS's much with them :)
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1/22/2015
Question from Chris
 
I am looking at these to accomodate my race (Alien) and all-around (Maestrale) boot with a difference of 18mm in BSL. Is it possible just to install one of these plates, if only that much range is needed? Wondering about the difference in height in heel vs. toe piece in this situation. Thanks!
1/23/2015
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Chris, yes, the heels are the default option for some adjustability and can accommodate a 30mm range. They add 4mm to the heel pin height which isn't too significant.
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12/30/2014
Question from Kevin C
 
My having a great deal of trouble finding replacement bolts for the slider rails on these. A couple of mine got overtightened and then the torx stripped. So far I haven't come across any alternatives- the bolt head profile needs to be small to seat into the heel piece of Speed Superlites. Are you bringing in replacements or could you point me to another source? Sad state of affairs at the moment.
12/30/2014
Answer from jbo
 
I feel you Kevin, I've been to countless hardware stores to no avail. I grind the heads down on a standard M6.
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12/25/2014
Question from Ivan (hasn't used product)
 
Is this plate compatible with Dynafit Low Tech Lite?
12/26/2014
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Ivan, technically no. You could get the toe on the front plate if you didn't use the 5th screw hole; the four-hole heel pattern won't match the tripod shape for these though.
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