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Where can I get wide breaks

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I searched for this and seems that everyone is getting charged like $40. It was mentioned to try bending...........fine with me but will it work for a 105mm waisted ski?? I know some welders....any options there? I'm about to take the break off and strap the things to my ankles (not really but..). Please help!!! I have marker 8.1 EPS. Thanks,

kt
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Originally posted by ktrubin:
I searched for this and seems that everyone is getting charged like $40. It was mentioned to try bending...........fine with me but will it work for a 105mm waisted ski?? I know some welders....any options there? I'm about to take the break off and strap the things to my ankles (not really but..). Please help!!! I have marker 8.1 EPS. Thanks,

kt
Depending on where you are (west?), some shops might have them lying in their spare parts bin, or be willing to swap the ones you have (are they new?) with their stock. Otherwise $30-$40 sounds about normal for retail.
post #3 of 8
Trying to get wide brakes by bending may be an effort in futility and destruction.

The Rossi binding brakes I have resisted bending to fit my phat skis.
I even dissasembled the brakes and heated the brake red hot. Bending was then easy, but the angles were difficult to maintain. They just "kind of" stick out now. Proper ones are not available for my binding model.

Once I clicked out facing a deep gully. Wouldn't you know it, the ski slid forward and over the edge, down about 45 Feet. Some of the best one footed deep powder skiing I have ever done! Wading back up took about 20 minutes!

Oh well

CalG
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How about this idea (this might be completely stupid but worth a shot?). I have some old breaks (or can get some old breaks). What if I were to take some of the metal from those breaks and weld together what we might call a "break". ??? The cheap man's jerry rigged version?
post #5 of 8
Sounds a plan!
Watch for melting plastic if you don't take them apart.

It may be a bigger job than $40 replacements, but you are in control of your own destiny.

CalG
post #6 of 8
You picked up 105-mm waisted skis and you are getting cheap on the "breaks"? I hope you plan on using those out west or up in Canada. I sucked up the $35 and got the wide brakes for my PR's at a local shop who just happened to have them hanging around.

[ February 17, 2003, 08:57 AM: Message edited by: Bandit Man ]
post #7 of 8
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Yup, I'm gonna skimp on the brakes. Sorry to admit but I'm a poor lame college student. Spending $35 on brakes when I can have the JOY and FUN of making my own contraption is just that much more fun (and cheap of course). And actually FYI, I plan on using them here in Michigan! MICHIGAN!?!?!??!?!?!!? you say?? Yes michigan. Blessed with rougly 300" annually we waste many Colorado ski resorts. But you say....son you don't need that wide waisted ski for 1100' vertical. My response: sure we do, it's all in your head [img]smile.gif[/img] Oh, one last thing....I travel to Montana and surrounding quite a bit, spend about a month there total during the ski season. Thanks for your responses!
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Originally posted by ktrubin:
And actually FYI, I plan on using them here in Michigan! MICHIGAN!?!?!??!?!?!!? you say?? Yes michigan. Blessed with rougly 300" annually we waste many Colorado ski resorts.
That works for me! I have been tempted by a pair of super-fats (95+ waists), but I just can't justify it. Perhaps it is because I have been late to the pow-pow this season. So, what are the beasts you are going to mount, anyhow? Big Stix 106's? K2 has the new Big Kahuna for '04 in a 189-cm with a 108-cm waist. That would be a one heck of a ride. For now, I stick with the PR's and try to stave off the temptation of a pair of Explosives or Pistols.

Enjoy the fatties!
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