Chi-Plates are made in Melbourne, Australia. They are made individually by hand in a small business run by Heiko Rudolph.
We make them primarily because we believe they 'work' and want to share that knowledge and technology, (yea, I know, hard to believe for the cynical). See 'my own story' for more details.
Heiko uses Chi-Plates regularly and is always refining them and working on making them better.
Let us know what your experiences are. See the discussion board or send an email.