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.