Discerning spirit murmurs from the astral static is tough, but someone has to do it. With fingertips pressed to my forehead, I fold to the lotus and listen for the voice of Fritscheese. This ancient entity is something like perfectly crafted Swiss cheese only it can be re-frozen numerous times without any loss of flavor. Secret knowledge is revealed.
Turns out Tecton ski stoppers can be configured without the brake arms to make for a “brakeless” rig, and with a bit of care they’re not that tough to install during the mounting process (or when you decide to return from brakeless to brakes). Note this is not a review of the brakes, which have worked fine for us. This is a how-to on how to remove and install.
(Important: All Tecton brake removal and installation should be done with binding heel “cocked” as if ready for downhill skiing step-in at the heel.)
Part 2, Install Tecton Brake:
And don’t forget, pressing ten fingers to your forehead will get you in touch with Fritscheese, though a rubber mallet can help as well.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain. For more about Lou, please see his personal website at https://www.loudawson.com/ (Blogger stats: 5 foot 10 inches (178 cm) tall, 160 lbs (72574.8 grams).