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How wide is too wide?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hi all,
I just got a pair of 110 mm for my just received Dynastar 8k which is 81mm underfoot. Did I make a mistake by going too wide? Is there a general guideline in the limit of width of the brakes as compared to the skis.

Thanks in advanced.
post #2 of 12
I've got a friend with some 100mm brakes on some skinny Dynastar carvers. It doesn't seem to hurt anything except they don't lock together very well when carrying. Looks stupid though. Brakes are easily changed, I'm sure someone would trade for something that fit better.
post #3 of 12
If your brakes do not retract back over the ski when they are up you have a serious chance of hooking them together while skiing if they stick out 15mm on each side. As stevesmith7 mentioned, they are easily changed and people always seem to be looking for wider brakes, so you probably have a good chance of trading them with someone, or you could get new brakes for about $35 and keep the wide ones for use on your next pair of skis with those bindings. What kind of bindings are they?
post #4 of 12
Those will catch like mad while your ripping powder switch
post #5 of 12
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IWhat kind of bindings are they?
They are the M1100 TI. Thanks.
post #6 of 12
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They are the M1100 TI. Thanks.

It looks like they are not a plate binding, so the toes and heels mount completely separately. Do the brakes mount independantly right on the ski?

If you haven't skied them yet you should be able to take them back to the shop and have them switch out the brakes for something narrower. If the brakes are not integrated into the bindings then there should be several brands of brakes that would work for you.
post #7 of 12
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It looks like they are not a plate binding, so the toes and heels mount completely separately. Do the brakes mount independantly right on the ski?

If you haven't skied them yet you should be able to take them back to the shop and have them switch out the brakes for something narrower. If the brakes are not integrated into the bindings then there should be several brands of brakes that would work for you.
No, these brakes I bought separately because the bindings came with standard width. The M1100 does come with riser plate. I haven't check to see if the toe/heel can be mounted separately.

Also, what other brands can go onto the binding?

BTW, I bought these online.
post #8 of 12
Chances are the stock brakes will fit a 81mm waist ski....did you try them??? If not, bend them a little.

Sheesh....
post #9 of 12
HS is correct. The standard brake will work better than the wide brake.
post #10 of 12
Too wide is anything 90mm+
post #11 of 12
It really depends on how much they suck in when in the stowed position. Usually brakes will suck in at least 5-7mm (per side) when you click in. Chances are, they are too wide though.
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Chances are the stock brakes will fit a 81mm waist ski....did you try them??? If not, bend them a little.

Sheesh....
Bend them? That I haven't tried. They were definitely scraping as stocked.

Thanks everyone! That probably saved me about $45.
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