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VD.Plates add just over half a kilo of weight to your set up as a whole and put you 7mm higher off the skier. They're also more expensive that inserts if you mounting yourself, if you're getting a shop to do it, then your financial outlay is more less the same whichever way you go.
JamartiniFinances aside is it realistic to have a inserts for a radical st mounting pattern and another alpine binding as long as the holes don't overlap? I'm aware that skis can only be mounted X amount of times before they lose strength.
Dirty.Harry.I agree with VD about the plates; they're heavy and unnecessary.
I swiss-cheesed my Caylors 3 seasons ago with Radicals and FKS holes and Binding Freedom inserts. The Rads were mounted +1 from ON3P recommended and the FKS were right on the line. I have skied them with the FKS on about 90% of the time, but they've come in handy when I wanted a little more float for touring and I own a pair of skins for them. Swapping the bindings takes me about 15 minutes plus whatever time it takes for the locktite to dry onto the bolts (don't insert them with wet locktite). I haven't done it often but it's a nice option.
freddy.allportrecently had a coo idea to solve this problem... turns out some guys on kickstarter made it before me! can't wait to try this out https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/299047004/siandi-alpine-ski-touring-system/description