WTB - Smiley plates

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Nitram Tocrut
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WTB - Smiley plates

Post by Nitram Tocrut » Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:32 pm

Looking to buy Smiley plates for my T4 but they seem to be sold out everywhere... don’t even know if they are still made...

It is not always a good thing to be the good and generous guy... I lended my T4 and in return I got ripped 3 pins holes... I just have myself to blame as I should have checked they were well engaged in the binding... so not blaming anyone... but sure want to find a solution!

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Re: WTB - Smiley plates

Post by fisheater » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:09 pm

https://www.freeheellife.com/search?q=Smiley+plates

Hope this helps. If they don’t ship to Quebec, I could order them for you.





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Re: WTB - Smiley plates

Post by Nitram Tocrut » Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:32 pm

fisheater wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:09 pm
https://www.freeheellife.com/search?q=Smiley+plates

Hope this helps. If they don’t ship to Quebec, I could order them for you.
Thanks Fish. I can tell you they do ship to Quebec but it ain’t cheap... I already checked With FHL and they are sold out just like every other places I found. I emailed the manufacturer... I suspect they are not made anymore?

I see in another post that you will finally ski those Tindan... I wonder if you ever managed to ski them yet?





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Re: WTB - Smiley plates

Post by joeatomictoad » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:29 pm

These are still manufactured. I remember seeing them in stock a couple months ago. Maybe these guys are keeping their factory orders low, and leaning on L.E.A.N. a little too much for retail.

If I really needed it, and didn't have access to it, I would try my own ad hoc design with sheet metal, tin snips, a drill, and some screws. Successful or not, I would have a good story.

Another place to watch for to get back into stock...
https://bluebirddaygear.com/products/smile-plates-pair





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Nitram Tocrut
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Favorite Skis: Asnes Ingstad and FT62, Fischer Europa 99 and Madschus TL-70
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Re: WTB - Smiley plates

Post by Nitram Tocrut » Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:51 am

joeatomictoad wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:29 pm
These are still manufactured. I remember seeing them in stock a couple months ago. Maybe these guys are keeping their factory orders low, and leaning on L.E.A.N. a little too much for retail.

If I really needed it, and didn't have access to it, I would try my own ad hoc design with sheet metal, tin snips, a drill, and some screws. Successful or not, I would have a good story.

Another place to watch for to get back into stock...
https://bluebirddaygear.com/products/smile-plates-pair
Here is an update on the Smiley plates from FHL :

Hi Martin-
Sorry for not answering your question the first time around. The Blue Bird day Smile plates are out of stock, but we will have some back in stock this coming fall.

I love those people at FHL... especially when they ask for my feedback on a question I did not get an answer for ;) . It is really not a big deal... just funny!

As for bluebirddaygear, I did not get a reply from them... hopefully they are busy manufacturing new ones ;)





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Re: WTB - Smiley plates

Post by marco » Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:59 pm

If you still need them I think someone posted a pair here:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4067





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Re: WTB - Smiley plates

Post by fgd135 » Sun May 02, 2021 1:51 pm






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Nitram Tocrut
Posts: 330
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:50 pm
Location: Quebec, Canada
Ski style: "Doorstep" backcountry skiing and groomed trails
Favorite Skis: Asnes Ingstad and FT62, Fischer Europa 99 and Madschus TL-70
Favorite boots: Alpina Alaska 75 mm
Occupation: Organic vegetable grower and many other things!

Re: WTB - Smiley plates

Post by Nitram Tocrut » Tue May 11, 2021 10:27 pm

Thank's for the info. Unfortunately they are not shipping to Canada...





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Re: WTB - Smiley plates

Post by fgd135 » Sun May 16, 2021 3:53 pm

Nitram Tocrut wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 10:27 pm
Thank's for the info. Unfortunately they are not shipping to Canada...
What?? Are smiley plates some kind of contraband in the Great White North? Unbelievable.





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