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freeski1620Though your description is a bit confusing it sounds as though you blew the brake up pretty darn good. If it was me I would do 1 of 2 things.
1: Purchase and install a new baseplate for $40. This gets you a new brake, forward pressure spring and Half moon. If you need one let me know. we have plenty here at the shop and are very able to ship them.
2: Assuming the half moon behind what you're calling the stomp pad (we like to call that an AFD or anti friction device) is still intact break that break out of the baseplate all the way and ride that shit. The Half moon sets the height just fine assuming you're not using a boot with a super worn out heel.
If it was me I'd go with number 1. thats a real fix. Number 2 is a temporary way of solving your problem and certainly much sketchier since your ski will no longer have a brake.
parkplaygroundhttp://images.newschoolers.com/images/17/00/78/43/16/784316.jpeg I have lost the ability to post pictures for whatever reason, but in this picture, there are two prongs coming out of the AFD, that are the same pieces of metal that make the brakes (since there isnt any material for the boot to slide on, I didnt think it still counted as an AFD). The brake is so fucked, that the prong is no longer attached under the afd. It is just a jiggly piece of metal.
The actual brake arm was bent 180 degrees to face the tips of my ski, then somehow got bent 90 degrees up pointing my knee, so even though the brake isnt solidly attached to any part of the binding, it doesnt drag on the snow.
So, Should I just brake the arm off? I was thinking that bending it could work, but the slot under the AFD where the prong goes is probably not going to work now that the spring is over the AFD.
freeski1620Is that what the heel piece looks like currently? looks like all youre missing there is a half moon and screws.
parkplaygroundI wish. thats a random picture I dug up from google images. My brake is fuccked and definitely does not look like that
freeski1620I would just replace the baseplate man. its worth the cost.