Adjustable toe-out / toe-in binding
plate system, also called abducted-adducted, natural
stance adjustable angle binding plate system.
I've boiled this system down to it's
simplest form after experimenting with it's numerous preccesors on my own skis. This system allows you to
experiment with finding your own natural stance on skis that will transmit the maximum amount of edging power, comfortable
stance, least amount of stress on your knee, ankle and hip joints.
The adjustable toe-out / toe-in binding plate system is especially suited for skiers who have alignment issues that
cannot be solved by boot canting and custom insoles alone. I've found this system to be especially useful on wide
body skis of waist width above 100mm. At 3 or 4 degrees toe-out for a skier with what would be considered "average"
amount of toe-out in their normal stride, force applied to the uphill or downhill edge of the ski is a bit more efficiently
distributed. You will also find that when you bend your knees to lower your center of gravity your legs won't "A"
frame, but will be more parallel to each other, reducing stress on the knees.
By the way, this idea is not new. A fellow by the name of James L. Sudmeier, U.S.
Pat no 4141570, 2/27/1979, invented an adjustable binding plate system that had adjustments for all 3 planes, with a separate
version for just toe-out/ toe-in on an alpine ski. You should look up this patent and review what he has to say about
the synergy of forces provided for maximum power and least amount of stress on the knees especially.
OK , enough on the intro..
The following photos and descriptions show what comes with this
6061 - T6511 aluminum binding plate 21/2" X 20" - 23" depending on your boot sole length.
1/4" 6061 - T6511 aluminum bearing plate 21/2"
X 71/2" including 3 sets of pivot & forward, rear adjustment holes tapped
for 3/8" X 16 machine bolts.
- spacers, 20-#12 X 1: cad plated sheet metal screws
3/8" x 16-3/4" S.S. cap screws, with S.S. flat washers, lock washers.
16- 22 #10 X 24 S.S. oval head S. S. machine screws
Close up of bearing plate, binding plate
Close up of right ski, at 3 degree toe-out
showing 1 degree notches, 0 degree indicated by 1/8" hole
hole for runaway leash, powder strap attachment.
Binding assembly installed on ski.
Right ski, 3 degree toe-out on 98mm waist
What is needed when ordering this system:
1- Your bindings
2- Your boot length
3- Your skis-if you want the whole system installed.
(A) Complete system, with your bindings installed,
all parts shown in photo #1 $250.00
(B) With 2 additional sets of binding mounting holes at 10mm, tapped.
(C) Complete system (A), installed on your
(D) Brake wire extensions of 5/16" aluminum tubing
* You may need brake wire extensions
due to the 11/16" additional height of the brake system if not using a runaway strap.
**All prices subject to WA State Sales Tax, if applicable