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Reflex super shell plate broke

Howa1500Howa1500 Posts: 137 Baller
Has this happened to anyone else? Do they make a spare white part to hold my binding?

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  • art90notchart90notch Posts: 47 Baller
    @Howa1500, I think there has already been a thread about this, but just contact reflex directly. Send them pictures of the heel cup and they will replace it. They took care of mine with no hassle at all. Hope this helps.
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,456 Mega Baller
    edited August 2016
    There's another thread talking about it. Reflex knows about the problems and supposed to be working it. Mine broke, got a replacement. Replacement lasted two days and cracked. gorilla glue works to glue them back together.
    art90notch
  • Howa1500Howa1500 Posts: 137 Baller
    The heel of my boot is still secure in the binding... Do you think it is alright to use it for a set or two anyways? It doesn't feel like it's coming lose
  • Howa1500Howa1500 Posts: 137 Baller
    Loose**
  • GloersenGloersen Posts: 813 Crazy Baller
    if what is pictured remains intact it will be fine to ski with it.
  • keithh2oskierkeithh2oskier Posts: 412 Crazy Baller
    How did that happen?
  • Howa1500Howa1500 Posts: 137 Baller
    When I fell my binding released but took a chunk of the heel cup with it @keithh2oskier
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 2,857 Mega Baller
    How is it attached to the plate? I'd probably puddle JB weld on the plate with a sheet of saran wrap on top and be done with those breaking.
  • keithh2oskierkeithh2oskier Posts: 412 Crazy Baller
    @BraceMaker there are 4 screws that counter sink through the bottom. A close look at the section that broke off and you can see a little bit of white plastic still connected to the screw.
  • thrixthrix Posts: 30 Baller
    @Howa1500 not directly related to the topic, but I notice that the distance between your two bindings is kinda big. I used to ski like that as well some years back. In my mind I was more stable on the ski. When I tried to bring them closer two things happened.
    a) I started skiing better, a lot better
    b) I started falling less frequently, a lot less.
  • Howa1500Howa1500 Posts: 137 Baller
    @thrix I completely agree. But If my bindings were closer together the release mechanism wouldn't have enough room to open and allow the reflex boot to fit in the heel cup and under the toe bar. I have no choice on this one. Switching over to a RTP tomorrow.
    ESPNSkier
  • thrixthrix Posts: 30 Baller
    Try the R-Style from Reflex before going to RTP. Easier transition from double bindings.
  • Howa1500Howa1500 Posts: 137 Baller
    @thrix that's what I use now. But if I put them too close then the release can't open enough to fit my front binding
  • thrixthrix Posts: 30 Baller
    That's strange. I have the same setup and the two plates are almost touching each other. My R-style is one size smaller than the front boot though.
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,643 Mega Baller
    I saw guys at Travers ski school making similar heal cups with Bondo about 3 years ago. Kris Lapoint has a home made version also. Not sure what he made it out of. I think they were covering the boot with Saran Wrap or some sort of spray that would let the boot release then putting the Bondo on and up the sides of the boot then trimming it down with a Dremel.
    Mark Shaffer
  • PattyDPattyD Posts: 5 Baller
    Howa, I will try to get pictures, but my spacing (with r type rear) and cracked cup are identical to yours. I would definitely like to move mine closer together, so I will have to fiddle again tonight.
  • BlueSkiBlueSki Posts: 533 Crazy Baller
    Reflex made a change to the white cup. Mine broke and the free replacement I was sent did not go as high on the boot and the boot stressed the new cup much less. No issues with the new one.
  • GloersenGloersen Posts: 813 Crazy Baller
    edited August 2016
    Teaser

    kinda enticing
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 2,857 Mega Baller
    It is.
    But I would like to see a user sentiment poll about the importance of some of the features being tauted as improvement in binding products.

    Do hardshell need 100% contact to the plate? Is the transfer between the foot and the ski that much improved or is the flat sole on the boot under clamping from the silvretta loaded enough to transfer well?

    What about the talk of ski flex and plates being stiffening to the ski? Would it not increase the stiffness of the plate to clamp a rigid boot to a rigid base on the ski. Just some pondering. I've often wondered if the heel should have more degrees of motion and the toe be the transfer point basically allowing the boot to torsionally load by having the release point lower on the heel of the boot.
  • GloersenGloersen Posts: 813 Crazy Baller
    @BraceMaker - concur. IMO the current Supershell (v1.0) is too responsive as it is regarding edge control.
  • Howa1500Howa1500 Posts: 137 Baller


    This is the new white heel cup I received from reflex
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