The"hinged" EST baseplate is am amazing feature that few of our models offer (the Diode, Genesis, Cartel and Escapade). While a great added feature, some users can find it a bit difficult to replace tongues and sliders.
Since there is a stud connecting the two parts of the baseplate there is not a lot of extra space for sliders and tongues to move in and out. For that reason, it takes some elbow grease to remove the toe sliders or tongues.
Using some pliers for a better grip, push the strap from top to bottom by wiggling it forwards and backwards. With this technique, it can be removed within seconds.