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Tweaking the Brakes on Marker Griffon

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I followed volkl/Marker's advice when ordering bindings for my new V-Werks Katanas and went with the 110mm brakes on 112mm ski...against my better judgement.  I don't really want to have to spring for another set of 130mm brakes and I know they can tweaked.  So what is the best way to go about this?  The last time I tried to do this I broke the plastic brakes.  I am guessing I need to heat up the bend in the brake to make it easier to spread them apart.

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I heated some Tyrolia brake arms and they snapped when I tried to bend them. Bend cold if you have to bend and are not sure. Best way is to grab the arm on the binding side near the last bend  with ViceGrips. Put the Vicegrip handle in a vice. Slip a pipe over the end of the brake arm and pull.

 

Is it just that the plastic brake arm tips hanging up? File them down until they clear. 1mm/side = .004 in. A little wider then the thickness of a credit card. 

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Yeah those brakes might even fit without bending.

 

As described above a hollow tube works well.

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Originally Posted by cstreu1026 View Post
 

 I know they can tweaked.  So what is the best way to go about this? 

mount the binding onto the ski, place ski tip on the floor between your feet and hold ski vertically in front of you. With the ski base facing to your left, hold the ski with your right hand just behind (above) the heel piece and with your left hand press slowly but firmly outward on the outside brake arm. Rotate ski 180* and repeat with opposite hands and brake arm. Do this with both skis. Done.

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