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Opinions on brake adjustment - 2014 Griffons on Kendo 184 (89 waist)

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Hi everybody - First post of the year, so here goes... picked up some 2014 Kendo 184s at a decent price on the interwebz, bundled with Marker Griffins. The shop that sold them (based in Stowe) mounted the bindings for me. Problem is the brakes catch the edges... by about 3 mm.

The brakes were banded up when they arrived, so I took the oppty to do a quick base waxing with some soft wax, and was just getting them ready to take to the local shop (my living room) for the DIN et. al. adjustments and when I cut the banding on the brakes and noticed the problem.

This is an 89 mm waisted ski, and I've got a 335mm boot sole. I called the seller, they said the next size up for Giffin brakes is 110. That seems like it's a little too wide - as in I'd rather ski without a brake than have my brakes locking together on the hill - so what to do?

I know you can bend brakes cold a little, with various combinations of vise / pipes / wrenches. And I heard you can also damage the brakes trying to bend them cold. Bending them with heat is a little beyond my comfort zone.

I called the seller in Stowe and he said the "shop" that does my DIN check should also check / fix (i.e., bend) the breaks. What they didn't factor is that the shops here in Ohio pretty much fall below my personal high standards. Just like I prefer to work on my own bikes, I prefer to work on my own skis. I didn't push for them to send me the 110 brake, but that could be an option if the consensus here points in that direction.

Advice appreciated in advance, thanks!
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You are fine. Maybe just pull the arms open a bit.  

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If it's just the plastic on the end of the arms file some off. I've improved the fit of brakes that way.

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