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    A Video TR: How to Bend Brakes

    step one. install the heel and brakes.
    step two. bend the brake straight out.
    step three. bend the brakes around the ski
    step four. fine tune the brakes. make sure they sit flush and tuck in nicely.
    step five. get a beer. you earned it.

    the video fits a skinny brake around a 125mm waisted ski. i have fit skinny's on 138's. the arms are super short, but they kinda work.


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    how do you make them for a 90 waist ski ????

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    Those look like hell! Good TR, now it all makes sense. Thanks.

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    now why in the hell did i pay you to do that?

    actually i haven't paid you for mounting and bending, but I will, even if it isn't neccesary

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    Is that a steel pipe? What diameter? 1/2" inside diameter?
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    nice tunes.
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    I dunno....looks pretty complicated. 5 steps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordyman View Post
    Is that a steel pipe? What diameter? 1/2" inside diameter?
    It looks to be a handlebar from a bike. I'm sure 1/2" i.d. would work, the i.d. of the bike handlebar is prbably about 3/4" so it makes a little larger radius. I'll let marsh clarify things, though.
    Last edited by powwrangler; 01-10-2007 at 10:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powstash View Post
    nice tunes.
    so what

    About the only useful thing I've seen done with flat xc bars.
    Last edited by kidwoo; 01-10-2007 at 10:59 PM.
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    we need to have brake bending competitions now
    53 seconds, seriously, that too waaaay too long

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    I thought step 2 was "put your junk in that box"
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    Wow, that is infinitly easier than doing it with the brake off the ski. I feel stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powstash View Post
    nice tunes.
    i aim to please.

    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    About the only useful thing I've seen done with flat xc bars.
    and yes, i use a 110g ti handlebar to bend brakes. seriously.


    handlebars or short sections of yakima bar work well, as do broken ski poles. or any pole, as long as it has the girth.
    Last edited by marshalolson; 01-11-2007 at 12:44 AM.

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    I have used both a seat post and a handle bar. Both worked fine.

    The video makes it look so easy. Like to see someone do some P18 brakes in the same time

    edit: 1,000 post. woot!
    Seriously, this canít turn into yet another ON3P thread....

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    Look brakes use much tougher metal...I'm afraid I'll explode the plastic housing if I try to do it that way. Can anyone offer advice?

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    good work Marsh.
    Spats you could try heat but with enough leverage and a large hammer anything is possible, even look/ rossie brakes.
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    Do you have to check if they fit around the other ski when you put them together? Or is that automatic as long as you did steps 1 - 5 correctly?
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    p14's work in the same way. there is alot more slop in the look brake though, so they don't turn out quite as pretty, but they are just as easy to do.

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    I like the background comment in the beginning "yea I'll discont the shit out of it dude!"

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    You sould have been listening to some break beats while bending your brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spats View Post
    Look brakes use much tougher metal...I'm afraid I'll explode the plastic housing if I try to do it that way. Can anyone offer advice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slim View Post
    You sould have been listening to some break beats while bending your brakes.

    I'm awesome.
    I'm never talking to you ever again....

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    Did the exact thing for a pair of my Pow +'s from skinny brakes although I gotta say it took me a hell of a lot longer than 5x seconds.

    My effort was complete with a ski that took a run down our carpeted stairs from me dropping it. Mrs. Comish wasn't too impressed with the skis run down the stairs, but it was previously untracked...
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    My ACL and MCL aren't manly enough to ride such an awesome binding. I need little girl bindings like the PX12 and Pivot 120.

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