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Any issues with completely removing brakes?
I have a set of Dynafit Radical ST bindings mounted to my skis. I’d like to remove the brakes completely. Apparently, this will remove the rotation lock mechanism.
Has anyone done this? Any tips or recommendations? Any luck with it or reasons to not do it?
Why would you want to remove brakes off a ski? Don't, just keep them as is.
good luck finding the skis after a fall
How about we start with your reasons why you wish to do this?
Great comment - start with the why.
From what I've seen/heard/experienced, brakes don't work very well in the backcountry. I'd rather use break-away leashes (B&D or similar)--the kind that break at ~50lbs of force (ie not in a run-of-the-mill fall, but more likely in an avalanche). There are loads of posts/discussions on this topic & leashes are my preference. Plus, the brakes I have are too wide for my skis and I'd rather not carry the extra 6 oz/ski unless it's providing some benefit.
So, if it won't ruin the binding/functionality, I'd rather remove the brake setup. Anyone done this with success or failure?
You won’t be able to lock the two skis together but that’s all I can think of in your situation
Just leave em. Brakes arent that bad in the backcountry, and you can use leashes in addition if you're really worried about losing one in deep snow.
Or if you're feeling very adventurous, you could just clip the brake arms off with a bolt cutter.
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