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Poindexter.are they bending when you land heavy switch
lwgpThe squire is markers entry level binding, so it isn't built with extreme quality. Pivots tend to be a little more durable, but the brakes are indeed expensive/annoying to replace. The griffon is a beefier/not super expensive binding from marker, and the brakes are super easy to swap out, so you could look into picking up a set of those. Attacks are also a decent binding and sit at a really good price point, but the screws that hold the brakes in actually go into the ski, so not ideal if you have a problem with breaking brakes, as you don't wanna be pulling screws in and out of their holes more than a couple times.
GrabfateSame bindings, same problem. Almost every time I crash the fucking brake bends, doesn't even have to be anything big. Such a relief to get new bindings when I'm changing skis next season.
chickenThe squires have like no elastic travel in the heel. So you land switch a bit tip heavy, your ski prereleases and your brakes catch and bend. You need a better binding. Nothing wrong with the quality of the brakes.
SoCalSenditAh it's good to know someone else is dealing with this problem, an upgrade should help us both with our situations!
Greg_KAttacks would be a diffinite upgrade over the current bindings! The other issue you might be having is to get brake sizes closer to the ski width because if the brakes hang out too much, they will be more likely to catch especially when switch. I’d recommend a max of 5-10mm max wider brake width then the ski and also bend brakes in so they tuck beside the heel piece. Once brakes have been bent out a bit they are far more likely to REALLY catch so bend them tight again if they do catch.