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Question about the PM Bro's

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Had a question about bindings for the pm bro's. I am an 18 year old poor college student, and am looking at the bro's. Just curious if anyone had any suggestions for some affordable bindings?
For help, I am 5"9" 170", and I get about 20-25 days in per year, and have been sking my whole life, does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!
post #2 of 13
Pick up a pair of older Solomons or Looks and bend the brakes to fit.
post #3 of 13
And keep an eye on Steep & Cheap. My Bros are mounted with Rossi P140s that cost me $138, a pretty good deal.
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 

Bros

About the Bro's, Ive read forums, and everything ive heard about the bro's is that they are a great ski. I just worry about their reliability, and how long they'll last. It is a new company, and wondering what people think?
post #5 of 13
Hey Will --

I'm actually one of the co-founders of PMGear. To answer one of your questions directly: We've been around for 3 years (making skis for the past 2 winters...this will be our 3rd year making skis).

Also regarding affordable bindings....I have used pair you might be interested in. They're Salomon S900's DIN to 14 with an all metal heel piece that's typically only found on their race bindings with higher DIN. Burly and strong. They have 10mm toe & heel lifter plates that can be removed if you'd want. They're in good working order but of course, have a lot of scratches and dings on the binding housing from use. And they need brakes. They are sitting unused in my garage and I don't need them...sounds like you do....if you want them, you can have them for the cost of shipping. PM me or email me your details to ron AT pmgearusa DOT com. New brakes for them should run you about $20 or less...if you're in good with a shop maybe they can just throw them out to ya.
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 

Pm

Ya Tyrone thanks for clearing up my questions. I will get back to you tomorrow or in a couple of days, I just gotta get organized. Hold em' for me for a couple of days and I will get back to you,

Thanks alot ,

Will

P.S what happened to the original brakes
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by WillPitz42 View Post
Ya Tyrone thanks for clearing up my questions. I will get back to you tomorrow or in a couple of days, I just gotta get organized. Hold em' for me for a couple of days and I will get back to you,

Thanks alot ,

Will

P.S what happened to the original brakes
hey no worries, take yer time, look around a bit as might find somethin else you're more interested in anyway. The bindings aren't going anywhere, just sittin in box in my garage.

Regarding what happened to the brakes, a friend needed a pair of fat brakes and since I wasn't using these, I just passed them on to him. If you want pictures of the bindings I can probably take a few as well.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 

pm bros

Hey tyrone, I just sent you an e-mail, I hope you recieve it. I went on line to look at the pm bros one more time, and the website is down. You still have em available.

THanks,
Will

WillPitz42@hotmail.com
post #9 of 13
Yup...got your email, just responded.

Not sure what is up with our website...I noticed myself this morning that it was down. Somebody must have forgotten to feed the hamsters or something.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 

Tyrone

Yep just got it, I wrote again, just keep me posted

Thanks
Will
post #11 of 13

Bro Bindings

Tyrone, since we're on this subject can I ask a question?

Paid/ordered 179 softs about 2 weeks ago. Purchased a pair of Solomon Binding at a sale in Couer d alene last week. Spheric S912 TI. Plates do I want them on this setup/ski or not? If so how high etc.?

ME: old fart, skiing 40yrs, 5'11 190 pretty strong for age, ex-racer. Thanks.
post #12 of 13
Yo Pete --

IMO lift is a matter of personal preference and what you intend to use the ski for. If you intend on using it as a dedicated powder ski, then I'm hesitant to recommend lift, but if you're going be doing more hardpark carving, then yeah a little lift (10mm max IMO) could be considered.

did you have any lift on your previous skis? If so what were they and how much?

Personally, I run both my 188 and 179's without lift....but again that's just me.

(website is up & running again BTW)
post #13 of 13

Bro Bindings

Tyrone, thanks for help.

I now ski on: Atomic Metron B5 with atomic binding set up-have no idea how high they are.. Like them. Fischer RX9 with Fischer integrated binding and plates, little higher than B5's(sorry for nonspecifity). The Bro's I'm buying for powder, off piste conditions etc. I wouldn't have bought for groomers as the ski's I have are fine. So other than getting around looking for good off piste skiing, their groomer use should be somewhat limited but of course I will use on groomed runs some. thanks for your help and I value your advice. "you never live long enough to make all your own mistakes, learn from others" My Dad-repeatedly. Thanks Pete
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