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Metal type binding plate

TrickyTomTrickyTom Posts: 13 Baller

the standard PTP rear toe binding for my D3 trick ski does not allow me to position the rear toe at the position I like. Since I must use the inserts, I have to make a custom binding plate. Since I don't want the plate to rust, I have the following question:

What is the specification of the metal that I should use for the binding plate? Is the plate typically 100% aluminum or is an alloy?

Kind regards,



  • skialexskialex Posts: 1,123 Crazy Baller
    It’s an aluminum alloy, 6061 I believe is what is mostly used
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,575 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    All aluminum sheet is some type of alloy. 6061 is typically much more rigid (stiff) than lower grades which makes it a good choice for something like a binding plate. Depending on what you're trying to accomplish, I'd look for something about the same thickness of the 'typical' plate. In fact, you might be able to creatively reuse a plate off an old binding to accomplish what you need.
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  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,491 Mega Baller
    The rotation or forwards backwards position?

    Does your ski have the binding retention plate?

  • tdusintdusin Posts: 22 Baller
    Talk to Darren at Wiley’s Bindings, he makes most plates for all types of bindings. He will get you going with something semi custom if that’s what it takes. 6061 is tough to work with, I would use 2024 T3 .080” if Darren can’t help
  • Not_The_PugNot_The_Pug Posts: 648 Crazy Baller
    @TrickyTom Just get some G-10 material so you can cut the material so it fits how you want and then drill the holes for the inserts. No rusting and easy to cut. That is what I use for my rear plate.
  • TrickyTomTrickyTom Posts: 13 Baller
    @BraceMaker On the ski is a sticker telling that the ski does not have a rentention plate, and that inserts must be used to mount the plate for the rear toe.
  • TrickyTomTrickyTom Posts: 13 Baller
    At my old KD, the right middle screw of the rear toe is alligned with the centerline of the ski.This is my favourite position.
  • TrickyTomTrickyTom Posts: 13 Baller
    On my new D3 I cannot align the right middle screw of the rear toe with the centerline. Therefor my rear foot is not nicely centered over the back of the ski. To correct this I need to move the whole binding about half an inch to the left. And this is not possible with the holes available in the PTP-binding. So therefor I need to make a new plate that suits my rear toe positioning.

    @BraceMaker So it is not the rotation or the forward or backward positioning which is a problem in my case.

    @Not_The_Pug I have an G10 plate, but it is not wide enough such that I can drill holes that use 4 inserts to attach it properly. So my plan is to get a metal plate, type 6061 (thanks all for the type specification), drill some holes, glue a rubber foam pad on the bottom and try it out.
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  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,491 Mega Baller
    You may be able to drill holes in the current plate to move the bars forwards which would get you there.
  • TrickyTomTrickyTom Posts: 13 Baller
    The result ! Not having a metal workshop at home ... took more effort than I anticipated.
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