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    Slice two loops out of an old DH inner tube to...

    Slice two loops out of an old DH inner tube to hold up the brakes like gen-1 CAST? Easy and free.
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    Could that "understeer" feeling be less ramp...

    Could that "understeer" feeling be less ramp angle than your other bindings? Try some 1/16" / 2mm / 3mm ABS or Kydex and longer screws to shim the heels.
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    ^ Rubber sole AT bolts aren't exactly known for...

    ^ Rubber sole AT bolts aren't exactly known for edging response either, so it adds up.
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    The force to release at 11 is the same in all,...

    The force to release at 11 is the same in all, but the Pivot gives you a lot more travel on the way out, so there's more time for the boot to come back in. Kind of like comparing 8" downhill bike...
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    Played with the AFD last night, Cody is...

    Played with the AFD last night, Cody is definitely right about adjusting tricks. The mechanism is basically two plates that are tongue-in-groove at a 45 degree angle. One plate is attached to the...
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    Hard to say without measuring the spring and the...

    Hard to say without measuring the spring and the dimensions of its container, you could end up with spring bind (the coils bottom out on each other and the spring can't compress any further, leading...
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    Salomon could provide wide-thread tele binding...

    Salomon could provide wide-thread tele binding screws (6mm thread OD, but same root diameter as regular binding screws) for those two load-bearing locations in the toe. Like G3 Ion toe screws, or...
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    Comish, do you have another pair of boots with...

    Comish, do you have another pair of boots with similar BSL? Have those mounted, then adjust for M RS yourself
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    Yeah the manufacturers usually specify AFD...

    Yeah the manufacturers usually specify AFD clearance of .5mm or whatever, but if it's a sliding AFD I go to contact with alpine soles, and a tiny bit of compression if rubber AT soles. Figure the...
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    ^ The side of an STH heel housing is steel (the...

    ^ The side of an STH heel housing is steel (the structural part) on an aluminum track. Different class binding.
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    Kinda looks like edge impact damage, eh? That...

    Kinda looks like edge impact damage, eh? That fin is there to help protect the heel tower from edges, good thing it is (or was) there.
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    Don't recall ever hearing of an aluminum spring...

    Don't recall ever hearing of an aluminum spring in anything.
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    Not saying this wouldn't work, but typically...

    Not saying this wouldn't work, but typically mechanisms with inherent backlash don't benefit from minor adjustments or fine-tuning at the end of adjustment. Logically, the best way to minimize...
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    Issue with adjustible AFD toes is the stack...

    Issue with adjustible AFD toes is the stack height & ramp changes depending on boot type. With Shift / Lord / Duke / etc, the toe stack is maxed (and ramp minimized) with an alpine boot. With a...
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    ^ B&D could crank out some heel shims.

    ^ B&D could crank out some heel shims.
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    Noooooo...thought it looked thin along those...

    Noooooo...thought it looked thin along those edges but wanted to believe it's good enough... didn't they learn from Marker Royal family heel failures along there?
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    ^ Should be using the gauge across the white...

    ^ Should be using the gauge across the white teflon AFD.
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    11/27/18 Edit: Trading with Luke for wide brakes,...

    11/27/18 Edit: Trading with Luke for wide brakes, so I'm good.

    If I can find a smoking deal, I wouldn't minding having an assortment of sizes.

    Jon was kind enough to share the part numbers, and...
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    Just bought a narrow-brake Cyber Monday deal...

    Just bought a narrow-brake Cyber Monday deal (90mm, Moosejaw, 5XREWARDS18) and skimmed the last 20 pages for a recommendation on where to buy wider brakes for decent price, didn't see anything. $99...
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    Tecton heels feel pretty flimsy out of the box,...

    Tecton heels feel pretty flimsy out of the box, but seems to be holding up fine.
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    Flat head screws (like most ski screws) are...

    Flat head screws (like most ski screws) are measured full-length. All others that I can think of (pan heads, hex heads, socket heads, etc) are measured from underside of the head to the end.
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    ^ The Shift is compatible with "Multi Norm...

    ^ The Shift is compatible with "Multi Norm Certification" (MNC) boots, is the 2019 ZG MNC?
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    Though these two are in a similar weight class, I...

    Though these two are in a similar weight class, I wouldn't group them together functionally. The Kingpin functions as a burly/heavy-duty traditional tech binding (all release is at heel), while the...
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