I never followed up on this: Thanks SkimoCo and B&D for expediting out a new set of plates under warranty. You guys are awesome. FYI the slightly thicker screws B&D included do indeed fit tighter as suggested, but they still loosen up over time (~10 short tours in). Not a big deal--tightening them up has become part of my routine maintenance--and the ease of turning the heal piece with my ski pole via the volcanoes well worth it.
...and on the topic of screws--B&D needs to either provide pan head screws, or bevel the holes in the Comfort Plate to accept the countersunk head on the screws they do provide. Using countersunk heads on the Comfort Plates as they are makes no sense.
Trace, My bad for sloppy terminology (too many different Dynafit bindings!). I'm running Comfort Plates and Volcanoes on Speed Turn 2.0s. Shouldn't have abbreviated Speed Turn as ST. Regardless though, the comfort plates are slightly bent, as I described. I used blue loctite when I first installed them, and used more when I reinstalled and tightened up the screws. I will take some pics tonight and email you.
I mounted up a set of comfort plates and volcanoes on my ST2.0s last season. Probably have 8 or 10 tours on them. I noticed this season that the volcanoes were loose on the plates, and when tightening them up I realized the plates are slightly bent--presumably via the force down through the volcano when using it as a riser. Is this common? I'm not particularly uspet about the bend itself, but now the way the base of the volcano seats against the bent plate, it's no longer truly flush, and I think it agg...