So I've decided to get blizzard latigo's for next season as an all-mountain/bump ski. I can get the ski for under $400, but I'm having a lot more trouble with the bindings.
I've talked with a few bears in person and the look pivots 14 got thrown out a few times, so I'm considering going with that. But, the binding is practically more expensive than the ski.
Normally, the binding is ~$300. I found a deal here for $210 but with 130mm brakes. So my question is, can I swap out JUST the brake? Or are there other components that need to be replaced? How difficult is it (i.e do I need a tech to avoid compromising the performance of the binding?) How expensive is it? I'm having trouble finding places that sell replacement brakes as well. I found a place in the UK that sells then, but they are pricey and with shipping it would likely end up being a wash.
Weighing the possible of just clipping off the brakes entirely and using a tether similar to my tele setup.
Edit: Worth mentioning that the latigo's are 78 underfoot and the pivots are 75, so I'd need to do a little bit of bending.