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  1. #1
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    Kingpin Heel adapter for strength

    Has anyone used a kingpin heel adapter in a pair of boots that didn't need it? It seems like it would add some strength to the notoriously weak heel welts of a lot of A/T boots.

    I want to throw these on a pair of MTN labs, I messed up my first pair pretty bad with a marker Lord SP binding and I have little confidence with that setup now. The KPs work fine without the adapter, much wider heel on the KP.

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    do you mean dynafit beast adapter? I dont think the kingpin requires anything for heel to boot interface...
    http://www.firsttracksonline.com

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    Side comment, do the MTN labs really get that beat up in alpine clamps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    do you mean dynafit beast adapter? I dont think the kingpin requires anything for heel to boot interface...
    This is the Kingpin heel adapter. Its been OOS for a while though. I can't see it hurting as I use Beast heel fittings on Kingpins without issue

    https://www.evo.com/ski-binding-part...t-heel-adapter

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    This is the Kingpin heel adapter. Its been OOS for a while though. I can't see it hurting as I use Beast heel fittings on Kingpins without issue

    https://www.evo.com/ski-binding-part...t-heel-adapter
    Huh...color me surprised..thanks for the update.. looks like a beast heel piece...
    http://www.firsttracksonline.com

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    Itís for super light boots in the tlt6/7 etc category, that havenít got enough heel for alpine heel pieces, but no problem leaving it on there for stoutness, as far as I know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thejongiest View Post
    Side comment, do the MTN labs really get that beat up in alpine clamps?
    I messed a pair up pretty bad with low forward pressure. TBH, I haven't used my alpine bindings since, but I feel like I should hedge my bets before I ruin another pair.

    The MTN Lab plastic is super soft though. I tour a pretty wide ski at 120mm and with sharp edges they have all but cut through cuff & shoe in a couple places.

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    Gotcha, I'm curious because my friend just got a pair he wants to use as a 1-boot quiver with Wardens. Didn't realize they're so soft.

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