2/11/2017
Question from Bob
 
What size screws would I need to use the 3.2 mm classic shim on some Speed Radiacals?

Thanks,
Bob
2/11/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Bob, depends on your ski of course, but likely around 16mm.
2/11/2017
Answer from Robert P
 
Hmm. Hard to find a 16mm. I suppose I could grind the 19mm's down. Maybe I'll try the 4.7mm shims. Then there will be less to shorten.

What size are the stock screws on the Speed Rad toes? I'd measure some but I'm not sure how they are measured.
2/13/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Robert, they are ~12.5mm. Flat heads are measured full length, end to end. The 6.4s would likely obviate shortening.
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2/11/2017
Question from Dan
 
Hi, I have been skiing some of the tlt comforts for about 10 years and just bought a pair of speed radicals to go on some new skis. I have loved my old dynafits so I'm looking for whichever shim will feel the same as my old comforts. I have a 25 shell which means more ramp but my current Dynafits are unmodified and I have been happy with them. I don't really plan on using these skins inbounds because of the lack of break and have other skis for in bounds riding
2/11/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Dan, you could measure your pins and compare them with these to calculate the difference. Otherwise, just get the 6.4s!
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1/20/2017
Question from Bill
 
19mm screws for the Radical ST 2.0 3mm shim?
1/20/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Bill, yes that would be a good option.
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1/9/2017
Question from Seth
 
Are all toes shims sold in pairs?
1/9/2017
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey Seth. Yeah, they are sold in pairs. What are you looking for though? I have a single Classic 4.7mm shim sitting by my desk and if it's what you need I'd be happy to sell it to you individually.
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1/7/2017
Question from Seth
 
I'm going to get the Radical FT 2.0 4.7mm toe shim. What length screw do I need? And do I couple this shim with the baseplate that comes with the binding? I'm assuming that nubbins fit Radical 2.0, yes? Thanks!
1/7/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Seth, it depends on your ski, but probably around 19-20mm. Yes, the shims get mounted under the stock plate and the Nubbins work with the 2.0 version.
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12/31/2016
Question from Tom H
 
I have dynafit speed turn bindings and want to get a ramp angle as close to zero as I can. What setup of shim and screws would you recommend?
12/31/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Tom, I'd get the 6.4mm classics with 19mm shims.
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12/20/2016
Question from JP
 
I have some Speed Radicals already mounted up but I'd like to add a toe plate (6.4mm classic) to reduce ramp angle. The screws are epoxied, is it possible/recommended to remount in same holes? I'm handy but still a nube when it comes to mounting tech bindings...thanks!
12/20/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi JP, it often depends on the ski whether a second mount in the same holes would be secure. With a decent reinforcement plate it shouldn't be a problem, as long as the epoxied screws don't take out the core with them.
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12/11/2016
Question from Adam
 
Will a Classic 6.4 mm Shim work with Plum Guide Toe? Looking at the shim, you just use a existing hole pattern, correct? I know I can use the Plum Yak toe plate as well for a shim, however I would not like to drill a larger hole pattern consider the ski I would be using. If this does work, which screws would I use? Thanks for your help
12/11/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Adam, yes the Classics are compatible with the Plum toes using the existing hole pattern. You'll want the 19mm screws if your ski allows.
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10/17/2016
by lance j (used product regularly)
 
This is a pretty-much perfect product. I was designing some ski packs and talking with Eric Carter about those packs and all kinds of other SkiMo gear. As we geeked out, he talked about binding ramp angles and boot ramp angles and I became fascinated - it was something I hadn't thought much about, but coming from a running background where I am very specific about the ramp of my shoes, it made a lot of sense.

Before mounting up my new Movement Shift skis with some Speed Radicals I read the Wildsnow article about ramp angle. While Eric is hardcore and like as little ramp as possible, I thought I'd start out with the 6.4mm B&D plate to bring my radicals down from 14.3 to 7.9. Since I had room, I added a couple 'gas pedal' shims to the toe of my boot, and I was in business. Eventually I took out one of the gas pedal shims, but now I feel so neutrally balanced over my skis that I can't believe the difference. It's a small change for sure, one that I don't notice first thing in the morning, but as the day wears on I feel like I'm still always were I want to be balanced over my skis.

I'm not advocating for low ramp angles, I'm not against them either. What, to me, matters most is getting in that perfect position on your skis, feeling like they are an extension of you, and like you are always where you want to be over them - feeling balanced and in command. With that in mind, these shims allow you to really dial in your position and get that perfect neutral feeling. Play with it, see what works best for you. Apparently they are fine to be stacked, so one day I may try to play around with going to an even lower ramp (love my Superlight 2.0 bindings that have a 7mm ramp, so going lower is definitely a possibility).
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9/11/2016
Question from Tom Bush
 
Which shim should I choose for the Speed Turn 2.0?
9/11/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Tom, you want the Classic shims for the Speed Turn 2.0. There are 3 thicknesses available.
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