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Ski brakes touching sidewall, do I do anything about it?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I recently had some bindings with 90 mm brakes mounted on a 100 mm ski. I suspect the shop stretched the brakes a little bit, but the plastic part of the brake still touches the sidewall, and when the brakes come out, they seem to be getting pushed out a little bit from the ski. They seem to deploy correctly, so I'm mostly worried about damage being done to the ski or bindings.

 

I don't feel comfortable bending them myself, so do I have the shop do anything about it? The part that's touching the side wall is a small piece sticking out from the brake, so do I attempt to sand it down? Not even sure who can get to it to have the room to do that. Do I even bother doing anything?

post #2 of 8

You can bend the brake level by grabbing it with a pair of pliers and bending it outward.

 

Or you can do the smart way and take it to the shop that installed them and ask them to adjust or sell you the 100mm brake.

 

I gather your seeing this problem with the boot in the binding not just when you tie the brake lever back for tuning ?

post #3 of 8
If the plastic that is skimming the ski is the real problem, try using a Dremel to wear some of it away. That's what I did. Of course, my brakes were supposed to fit the ski, so my problem might have been less. But I just grabbed a Dremel and ground down the plastic bump that was catching.
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

If the plastic that is skimming the ski is the real problem, try using a Dremel to wear some of it away. That's what I did. Of course, my brakes were supposed to fit the ski, so my problem might have been less. But I just grabbed a Dremel and ground down the plastic bump that was catching.

If it's just the plastic hitting the ski you can also just use a razor blade.  Cheaper than a Dremel if you don't already have one.

post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post
 

I gather your seeing this problem with the boot in the binding not just when you tie the brake lever back for tuning ?

There's no problem when the brake is up, either with a boot in or otherwise. Only problem is when the brake is down.

post #6 of 8
Only probles is when you shave some plastic off the brakes, they don't hold the skis together well for transporting. frown.gif
post #7 of 8
Mine still lock together almost too well, in spite of plastic removal.

But I use ski straps anyway so the bases aren't rubbing together.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Brought the skis back to the shop. They stretched the brakes pretty quickly. Not much, but just enough.

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