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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8/22/2016
Question from Tim
 
Hi, I want to shim a Speed Turn toe by up to 10 mm ... is there a large shim or should I add a 6.4 and 3.2 to achieve 9.6 mm ? I'm using inserts so will find some longer machine screws.

Thanks
8/22/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Tim, 6.4mm is the thickest but some folks will stack them higher. If you do that, it's not a bad idea to put some adhesive (e.g. epoxy) between them so they act more like one.
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2/13/2016
Question from Schalene
 
Hello Mike:

I have a pair of Dynafit FT12's and am finding that I am skiing on my toes, what shim could I get for these to balance the angles. Could you also tell me what screws would work for this setup.

Thanks
Schalene
2/13/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Schalene, you would want the Radical shims for that binding. Easiest is to get the 4.7mm shim and 23.5mm screws. If you go 6.4, you would need to grind down the 28mm screws.
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1/18/2016
Question from Jim Odoriiso
 
I plan to mount a pair of 2015 TLT Speed Radicals to Solomon MTN Explorer 95 skis. My boots are Scarpa TX Pro. I believe the B & D Classic 6.4 mm shims are the ones I should use with longer 19 mm screws, but want to confirm before ordering. I also want to purchase a pair of crampons. Are the Dynafit 100 mm the best to use?

Thanks, Jim
1/18/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Jim, yes you need the Classic version for those, and 6.4mm is a good height in my opinion. 19mm screws work perfectly with those. Aside from color, the 100mm crampons would be ideal for the MTN Explore.
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