Some edging tools come packaged with brake retainers. Why wouldn't you just lock the binding to lift the brakes. Do some bindings not lock down without a boot in them?
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1/6/05 at 2:24am
Originally Posted by ULL
Yes, but why do you use rubber bands rather than close the binding?
Originally Posted by ant
The brakes are a screwed-on plate with spring loading. In fact, one way to deal with them when tuning is to unscrew them, and take them off!
Originally Posted by Scalce
Go look at your skis and try it.
The brakes are not controlled by the heal lock but from a basic hinge type setup that is dependent on a boot holding down a pad.
If they worked the way you are thinking, the ski would fly down the mountain when you were released from your binding by just the toe piece.
The heal piece does not always pop during a release.