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Brake width on standard Marker Comp 16.0 EPS bindings?

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Two questions:  

 

1.  Do 90 mm-braked bindings look too wide on race skis?  ARE they too wide for race skis?  And-if so--why does marker market them as race bindings with a brake so wide?

 

2.  Can a 90 mm binding go on an 88 mm ski like the bushwacker, bmx88, and/or kendo, or do you need to go wider?


Edited by Vitamin Ski - 2/11/12 at 12:18pm
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Originally Posted by Vitamin Ski View Post

Two questions:  

 

1.  Do 90 mm-braked bindings look too wide on race skis?  Yes. ARE they too wide for race skis?  Yes.  And-if so--why does marker market them as race bindings with a brake so wide?  Marker wanted a high DIN option for people who skied wider skis.

 

2.  Can a 90 mm binding go on an 88 mm ski like the bushwacker, bmx88, and/or kendo, or do you need to go wider? Yes.



 

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Then why are Marker Comp bindings recommended to go on piston plates which go on race skis?

 

They don't make a narrower brake width in that binding series.

post #4 of 5

Just a guess.  It's a cost thing most likely.  Marker probably just doesn't want to make more narrow brakes. 

 

When a race binding is on top of a race plate, the brakes sit fairly high.  Don't forget that the brakes retract inward as they are in the up position.  I don't think that unless you are making beyond Ligety type edge angles, drag won't be an issue.

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What ever brake it comes with works fine. People are racing on them without changing them out. Non-issue.

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