Description Liquid Force Retrofit Lock Kit(4 pack):
If you are putting 2009 LF boots on any non 2009 Liquid Force Boards, you may have limited stance options unless you add a Retrofit Lock Kit.
If you have 2009 Liquid Force Boots or are considering getting some and want to have all the stance angles possible, this kit will allow you to mount these boots on a 7" or 8" insert pattern board.
*Of course, the perfect solution is to buy a new 2009 LF board that has the 6” insert pattern to match with the 2009 boots. We do know, however, that not all of you can do that right now... that's why we're offering the retrofit kit to dial your boots in with an older board.
Here is a summary of why you need them and how they work:
All 2009 Liquid Force bindings come with a mounting plate with a six inch spread insert pattern. They WILL fit on any previous year boards with a 7" or 8" insert pattern, however stance options will be more limited. If you use the new 6 inch plate bindings on the old 8 inch spread boards (without their retrofit locks-sold separately) then you can put the boots in the 2 central options for stances. You will not be able to go all the way out or all the way in. If you use the new bindings on the 7 inch spread boards (without the retrofit locks-sold separately), you will have the inside and center stance available. You will not be able to be all the way out.
In order to achieve the full range of stance options on all previous model year boards, or boards from other manufacturers (not using a 6" spread), we are offering the 8" Retrofit Angle Locks. With these, you don't lose anything versus the old plates when mounting to a 7" or 8" hole pattern. Basically, the Retrofit Locks turn your plate into a 7 inch plate if you use one of them, and an 8 inch plate if you use both of them, so they enable the new bindings to fit onto old boards exactly the same way that an old pair of bindings would fit.