Very popular with the international elite, including skiers at the Vancouver Olympics. The SNS Wedge is a plate that is mounted between a skate ski and Salomon skate binding; the 5mm lift at the toe creates a ramp effect, lowering the skiers heel relative to the forefoot. Salomon claims that this can improve ski acceleration and edge control, also promotes a longer kick.
There doesn't seem to be anything other than empirical evidence as to why this works- does it change the pressure on the ski forebody? Does it force the skier to increase their ankle flexion? A bit of both? Neither? What is known is that those who try it, seem to like it.
- Note-longer screws are included. Not to be used on classic skis
- Special note! These Salomon wedge plates will also work with screw mounted (ie, not NIS) NNN bindings