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    advice needed: ride plate angle

    im busy finalising my setup.
    just a few questions, i can not use the search as im on my phone.(doesnt work)

    is the optimum rideplate angle: 5dgrees ?

    Im at 3.9degrees (with one washer under the front of the plate)

    So im assuming ill add one more washer to the front of the plate ?

    i currently have a step from the pump shoe to the ride plate (i would say about the thickness of a penny), ie. If i put a penny on the front of the rideplate its flush with the pump shoe... is this corret or should it be flush ?
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    The step is from the shoe to the plate is ok. We cant tell you the ideal angle. Each ski/plate/tabs are different.

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    Spaceman i asked the same questions before i could do my rideplate and eveyone answered the same.trial and more trial until u find the optimum balance between speed and handling.

    i just installed my plate and used 3 shims each on the front of the plate ,gap between shoe and plate abt 2-3mm.i used 1 shim each at the rear with distance between staright edge to ride plate using vienier caliper is about 24-13mm.

    thats my initial setup until i try out my ski this comming weekend and then check weather i need to shim more or less

    thats what i was advised to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbtd View Post
    The step is from the shoe to the plate is ok. We cant tell you the ideal angle. Each ski/plate/tabs are different.

    This is what I've found as well. Between my 2 running GPRs it takes different setups to get close to the same results. Also depends on rider position, weight, height, etc..

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