Originally Posted by erdz
This same combo put me in the Mammoth Mt. with a blown Knee. I personally know 3 people who have suffered injuries due to to wide a brake! Don't do it.
Can you explain exactly how you were injured due to this combo?
Also, how the other three people were injured due to too wide a brake?
Pretty bold statement w/out hard facts to back it up with...I'm not trying to start a fight w/you, but you just can't make blanket statements w/out rationalizing with logic/reasoning and facts sorrounding such a statement/claim...
I've ski'd several pairs of skis w/binding brakes that are technically too wide for the ski...The WORSE problem I've ever encountered is the brake digging a VERY little bit into the snow with a much milder reaction than a "boot out" would cause...IMHO, NOT a "dangerous", accident inducing situation...I've never seen/heard of an injury/accident caused in this fashion...Would be very interesting to see the actual mechanism of injury/cause of the incidents you claim, because if true, the situation should be considered as a safety issue.
As for myself, I'll still ski my setup, w/total confidence and will still give the same advice to others.
P.S. I've never had any issues w/the wide Rossi brakes on my B3's diggin into the snow and unsettling the ski's edge, or at least I couldn't feel it.