Question gear experts. is it dangerous to ride without a brake? My right ski brake broke off yesterday but the binding seems to be fine. I need to ski during my winter break and dont really want it in the shop for the time being. Other than the ski running away on release is it okay to still ride? +k for safe and intelligent answers.
Idk how it would be unsafe for you, it could be dangerous if you fall and your ski can't stop like a runaway snowboard taken off by some retarded snowboarder. I'd just get it done, if anything patrol could like kick you out if they are really strict, so I'd just fix it if you really want to make sure you ski this winter break w/o trouble.
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If a shop has extra brakes lying around, and if the shop isn't too busy, it shouldn't take very long to replace a brake. I know when I got new bindings mounted on my new skis, and my old bindings adjusted on my old skis, they noticed one of my brakes were bent and offered to replace it for $10.... Within half an hour or so they had everything done. So if I were you I'd just go in and ask....
tie a leash to it if you are determined to ride without a brake. it's flat out stupid to ride without a brake. it's dangerous to anyone downhill from you and if your ski flies into the trees you're pretty much sol for finding it. one guy i know lost a REALLY nice pow ski setup after his ski ended up somewhere in the trees. you'll be fine riding without a brake but only if you put a leash on it.
It is fine as ling as you have some sort of restraint, such as a leash. That said, I have chased two skis in the past 4 days, and if I hadn't caught them, they would have been lost or hut somebody for sure (one was heading into trees that can't be skied and the other was heading for the village)
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leashes break off of skis easy. i remeber when whifazoo had leashes on his arv's and one snapped almost murdered a kid. just go to the shop and get some breaks not that hard to do. also it could save your ass.
leashes can fuck you up. even if they're long there's still a chance it can get caught up on something. if you eject you want to be far away from your ski(s), if they're leashed to you there's a pretty big chance of them somehow hurting you. just get your fucking brakes fixed, easy solution.
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