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Wide Brakes?

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Thread Starter 
Anyone know which manufacturer of alpine bindings has the widest brakes?
post #2 of 18
Praxis arrive?

Michael
post #3 of 18
I know that Marker and Salomon both make a 130mm.
post #4 of 18
Many can be bent. Salomon 130s can be had. The Duke/Jester fatties are spec'd at 132... If you are not into bending, www.untracked.com usually has a good stock. And while they are not "cheap" they've never been off on what fits what -- something a surprising number of shops can screw up on (regardless of uber-wide or not). So if you have any questions, they are likely to get it right (eg which Tyrolia brakes fit which bindings, likewise for Salomon, etc). And they usually get stuff out same day, etc. IMO if you are gonna go that way, it is worth a few bucks to "get it right" and get it shipped out fast.

OTOH, as some noted at TGR - a Duke/Jester brake is a Duke/Jester brake. But I've still seen confusion regarding the real sizes available...
post #5 of 18
Be careful with the "just bend 'em out" answer. It's a myth that binding brakes are easily bent. Also, even if you could bend them, they would stick out laterally while skiing instead of "tucking in."

The best brake will be the one that will just barely clears your sidewall. A brake that is too wide will drive you nuts and catch on everything. Go with the narrowest one you can!
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
So far these are the closest I've found for a 130mm+ ski. Any favorites on the list? The Salomon Z12 is reasonably priced.

Marker Jester Freeride/Freestyle Binding
Salomon Z12 Ti Freeride/Freestyle Ski Bindings
Salomon STH 12 Freestyle/Freeride Ski Binding
'07 Salomon S916 Lab Black Race Bindings
post #7 of 18
look also has a 130mm brake (and a 130mm jig)
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Max_501 View Post
So far these are the closest I've found for a 130mm+ ski. Any favorites on the list? The Salomon Z12 is reasonably priced.

Marker Jester Freeride/Freestyle Binding
Salomon Z12 Ti Freeride/Freestyle Ski Bindings
Salomon STH 12 Freestyle/Freeride Ski Binding
'07 Salomon S916 Lab Black Race Bindings
the s916s seem to get a lot of love. i think the din starts at nine....so it might not be the best choice for lighter folks.
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At what width are wide brakes required? I'm picking up a pair of Head Im78's do they require wide brakes?
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Originally Posted by DropCliffsNotBombs View Post
Be careful with the "just bend 'em out" answer. It's a myth that binding brakes are easily bent. Also, even if you could bend them, they would stick out laterally while skiing instead of "tucking in."

The best brake will be the one that will just barely clears your sidewall. A brake that is too wide will drive you nuts and catch on everything. Go with the narrowest one you can!
If you are inclined to bend...see assorted written/visual aids at TGR. When done right, they tuck in reasonably well, but tend to shorten up a bit.
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
I think I'm going to skip the bending route this time around and get something with wide brakes. Never used Solly bindings before but I may give them a try. The Jester looks nice but dang, its costly.
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Originally Posted by Max_501 View Post
So far these are the closest I've found for a 130mm+ ski. Any favorites on the list? The Salomon Z12 is reasonably priced.

Marker Jester Freeride/Freestyle Binding
Salomon Z12 Ti Freeride/Freestyle Ski Bindings
Salomon STH 12 Freestyle/Freeride Ski Binding
'07 Salomon S916 Lab Black Race Bindings
If you are lighter & don't rip/stomp too hard, the Z12 is a nice super lightweight binding. If you are more like 200+ pounds &/or you stomp stuff, consider the STH 12 or Jester (obviously there is no real track record on the Jester other than initial reviews). If you plan to give Tyrone a run for his money, consider eating the extra weight of the S916 (or again, maybe the Jester). (BTW, you could also do the STH14 if you wanted something in between...). And, just be aware the STH bindings do not take the old std Salomon brakes - different item.

If you are still dead set on some lift, kill two birds with one stone and pop a Smartrack w/ fat brake on (I believe they have a 14 DIN version). Consensus still seems to be to go low though.

Obviously the Look's get a lot of love too.
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
I can't find any Look brakes wider than 125mm and I need to be at 136mm.
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Originally Posted by Buckwild View Post
At what width are wide brakes required? I'm picking up a pair of Head Im78's do they require wide brakes?
You will be fine with standard Tyrolia brakes on your 78's. They will just clear without bending and will fit a '82 with just a little bending. Tyrolia also makes 93 & 115mm wide brakes.

Michael
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Mntlion makes almost-any-size wide brakes for Sollyies.

Michael
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Mntlion makes almost-any-size wide brakes for Sollyies.

Michael

thanks for the referal

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=62635
post #17 of 18
A more important question...Who hacked into Max 501's account and is asking about wide brakes????????
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Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
You will be fine with standard Tyrolia brakes on your 78's. They will just clear without bending and will fit a '82 with just a little bending. Tyrolia also makes 93 & 115mm wide brakes.

Michael
Hey Michael,
thanks, this will be the widest pair of skis I've ever owned. Being from the Mid-West anything over 66mm under foot is wide by our standards. :

Buck
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