what is the brake size 90mm vs 100mm? was going to purchase the salomon z-12 that are only available in 100mm. i weigh 115 am 5' 3" and an expert skier. returning to skiing after 20 years.
A shopper on Nov 14, 2013
Best Answer:Your question isn't clear, but here's some info: the brake size has nothing to do with your height, weight, or ability. If your skis will fit a 90 mm brake without the brake catching on the edge, then use 90 mm brakes. If the waist of your skis is under 90 mm and you use 100 mm brakes they're going to catch on the ground when you really lean into a turn. Or if you ski with your skis touching, the brakes will catch on each other. If its a killer deal on the bindings, just buy them and ask your local shop for some 90 mm brakes.
You should get brakes that are 5 mm wider than the skis you have (on average). It is how far apart the black anchors are that come off the back part of the binding. If they are too narrow they will not fit your skis.
At 115 lb you are fine with the Z10 since you will set it at about 6-7 if an expert skier. If you needed a binding to be set at higher than 8 you might consider the Z12. Check with your local ski shop.