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Look Forza 3D Bindings

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I've had my Look Forza 3D bindings on my Dynastar Vertical Assault skis for 20+ years and never had any injury in falls. I'd love to transfer them to my new Rossi Experience 88 skis but the brakes are too narrow. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get replacement brakes for these puppies?

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it would be a shame to break up such a good set od skis/bindings.   why not put a newer Look/Rossignol binding in the skis and not have to deal with shops unwilling to work on them?  unless you feel REALLY comfortable working on old gear.  I would be wary of using /reusing those bindings.  don't get me wrong here, I would ski them after an inspection/rebuild( in fact I have an identicle  pair waiting for just that).  a lot can happen to old bindings.  here is a pic pic of some Look 99HP's that I dismantled a couple of weeks ago.  externally they looked ok.  but rust had caused the springs to seize and then break when compressed.     as for the brakes, I think there are a bunch of threads at TGR about bending brakes.

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First, yes, you can buy the 90mm brake assembly and it will fit these bindings. Second, the only Forza I would consider would be the 14 or 18din versions. Thirdly, these are not indemnified, even with the my first and second disclaimers fulfilled, no shop will mount then. Lastly, pivots are available under the Rossignol and Look brands and come with a 90mm/wide brake for them and will fill your needs.
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

First, yes, you can buy the 90mm brake assembly and it will fit these bindings. Second, the only Forza I would consider would be the 14 or 18din versions. Thirdly, these are not indemnified, even with the my first and second disclaimers fulfilled, no shop will mount then. Lastly, pivots are available under the Rossignol and Look brands and come with a 90mm/wide brake for them and will fill your needs.


why only the 14 and 18 DIN versions? 

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why only the 14 and 18 DIN versions? 

They are metal, the lower DIN ones have too much plastic. 

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^ 10 and 13 DINs came with the same all metal housing.....

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^ 10 and 13 DINs came with the same all metal housing.....


I can verify that the yellow/pink FORZA DIN 10 is metal as well as the  black/green Z7 3D DIN 13 just inspected them both.

 

royal

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I can verify that the yellow/pink FORZA DIN 10 is metal as well as the  black/green Z7 3D DIN 13 just inspected them both.

 

royal

The toe IS metal but the heel is still plastic. The problem with bindings from this generation usually is the heel because of the amount of Nm that the heel has Z7's are all metal in tow and heel. 

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I wonder if there are a couple different versions of this heel because the Heels on my DIN 10 bindings are metal(aluminum)  here is a pic of the binding with the aluminum plug removed.  the only plastic is a large cover and a couple of small sliding parts used to indicate the DIN setting. 

   Or have I completly misunderstood and you are referring to the plastic parts in the lower parts of the binding below the turn table used to set forward pressure?  If there are plastic heel versions I would love to know so I can avoid them or get them cheap for parts

 

.  My experience with LOOK in these years in pretty limited.  ie I have seen very few examples.  How many and what  years were they in production?  are some color combos metal? other plastic? were there model names for the different colors? were the colors associated with DIN ranges?  all questions I would love to know the answers to and I have found relatively little info online.

 

thanks,

 

Royal

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The three pair that I have here on the wall all have plastic. There are so many variations of these over the years, I would not be suprised if there are metal ones too.
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can you get some detailed pics? I'd like to see how they look externally.  any idea about my other questions?  colors? years?  maybe we need to get RS to chime in here? 

 

Royal

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Bringing back an old (but, relevant to me) thread back. I'm looking for these with the yellow, pink and white. I will be skiing them, so the higher DIN the better (more metal). I can refurb if you're unsure of the internals. Really just need the exterior in tact.

Anyone got any leads?

Thanks in advance!
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