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Touring binding on Atomic R11:20

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
I've just got some new Metrons (which I love and highly reccomend) and was thinking of converting my old faithful 11:20s to a touring rig. I know that the skis are going to be a bit heavy, but it'll be good training!

Has anyone got any experience/knowledge of this? The 11:20s have a carving plate on them, can this be removed to put a touring binding on? I'd be very greteful for any advice.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Steve Sparks, the experienced tourers haven't stepped up to the plate (off touring no doubt) so I'll share what I know from butchering 9'18s and 9'10s.

If you are fortunate enough that the ski is flat underneath the plate (I don't think your ski is), then you can just mount the bindings directly, taking due precaution as for skis without a metallic topsheet. If the beta lobes extend underneath the current plate, you're obliged to find or fabricate a generic mount plate.

There are replacement plates for Atomic skis that allow any binding, unfortunately the only one I know of a source for is the Vist WC Racing adapter as shown at the bottom of the page here, and you certainly won't want to tour with that monster. I think I remember a junior Stinflex version, and others also.

Hope someone can tell you more.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30505
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