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100mm Brakes, 80mm Ski?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I just picked up some Trouble Makers for my 14 y.o. son, so now I'm shopping for bindings. Backcountry Outlet has Look PX12 Ti's that come with a 100mm brake. Is that going to be a problem on an 80mm ski? The problem I can imagine is that the brake would be dragging in the snow when the ski is up on edge. Could I reshape the brake arms to keep them out of the way?

Another binding I've considered is the Salomon Z10/12 ti's. The main advantage there is they are significantly lighter. Being a typical teenager, he's into air/park stuff, though spends most of his time skiing bumps at Mary Jane.

Thoughts?

AM.
post #2 of 12
not a big deal for 1cm per side. but it will look and perform better with the right brakes. Also a bit worried about the brake ams catching each other as they stick out a bit...
post #3 of 12
It's easier to make brakes wider than narrower and I would be worried with the brake catching as you mentioned.
I think I have some narrow brakes that I would be willing to swap with you, PM me if you are interested.
post #4 of 12
They are too wide. Trade them for someone on this forum. Make sure whoever is doing the trading pays all the postage to ship both sets of brakes since the wide brakes are worth more.

Also, go with the Looks over the Salomons. They'll take a lot more punishment especially in the park.
post #5 of 12
Buy them and then post a trade offer. People are always looking for the wider brakes, rarely looking for narrower ones these days. I did it last year and it took maybe 5 minutes to find someone interested and excited. Where you live you should be able to find someone local. I had no problem.
post #6 of 12
Look PX 12 Jib Troublemaker Ski Bindings have been up on tramdock several times, including yesterday...
post #7 of 12
Yup wide brakes on a narrow ski can cause very serious problems especially if you or he are a bump skier with feet close together. Big No No!!
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for the responses. I like the trade idea.

I was thinking I'd go with the lifter as opposed to the jib. He can always take the lifters off if he prefers.

Tramdock had the PX12 ti lifters for about 30 seconds the other day. By the time I got my password entered, they were gone. Still kicking myself.

AM.
post #9 of 12
Just remember that if you take the lifters out, you will need to get shorter hardware. If you don't, you will see nice dimples on your bases which coincide with your binding mounting screws.
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by quickk9 View Post
Just remember that if you take the lifters out, you will need to get shorter hardware. If you don't, you will see nice dimples on your bases which coincide with your binding mounting screws.
Thanks - yeah..... btdt
post #11 of 12
I put some wide brakes on some skinny skis last year. The only problem I had was the skis don't stay together when you carry them.
post #12 of 12
Ski brakes are pretty easy to break and when not the right size they hang over the edges of the ski when up and are not protected at all. If you put those 100 mm brakes on an 80mm ski it is very likely that soon you will be buying replacement brakes for the bindings
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