Baller Ajskier Posted May 23, 2012 Baller Share Posted May 23, 2012 Hello All, Sorry this is going to be a little long. I hope everyone is doing well today. I had started a discussion earlier this year about hard-shell bindings and I finally decide which ones that I was going to get. I went with the HO's and so far, after two sets, I really like them. However, I do have a couple questions and I am hoping that you guys might be able to help me out. Not sure if anyone else is using it or not, but I had to get the adapter plate because my ski has D3 inserts in it. I was wondering with the adapter plate, does anyone know what the purpose of the middle plastic plate is used for? On the HO adapter plate it is split into three different pieces. One holds the toe piece on, and uses the top two holes, the rear holds the heel piece in place using the rear two holes, and finally the middle plastic piece that has nothing mounted to it. I am not sure what the purpose is and if it does not really have a purpose, I would like to get rid of it and save a little weight. Also, besides for trying a friends hard-shells a couple of times, this is the first time that I have had hard-shells. When I measured my rubber boots before I took them off my ski, I was at 29 1/4" from the tail of the ski on the front binding. When I got the exo's mounted up, my front boot was 30" from the tail. However, I feel like I am more tail heavy on the ski now then I was on my rubber boots. I am really trying to concentrate on being way up on my front foot, but it still seems that coming across the course that I am on the tail a lot. Should I try to move the boots forward more or is there something else that I should be trying? I don't have a ton of sets under my belt this year, so maybe it will get better as I start to ski more. Just wasn't sure if anyone else that has switched to the exo's has experience this problem. Overall, I love the boots. They are very comfortable and I feel that ski is even more responsive then before. I will give a warning to anyone that is thinking about getting them and skis on a ski that is not drilled for HO bindings, you will have to make a modification to the rear plate because it is only drilled for skis with HO inserts. I had a friend that works in a machine shop, drill out the plate to fit D3 rear holes. I really appreciate everyone's help. Have a good day, AJ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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