Leashes and ski brakes for 3-pins

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Leashes and ski brakes for 3-pins

Post by ddg » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:40 pm

Hi All,

I have some Voile 3-pins on some BC125s, paired with Alico Ski March leathers. I hope to head to the local ski hill to practice telemark on the bunny slope.

Where do I find ski leashes or brakes for this setup, and how are they attached? I assume this is required at the hill.

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Re: Leashes and ski brakes for 3-pins

Post by Woodserson » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:05 pm

Are you using the cable on the Voile? Some places just need two attachments, so Pins = 1 and Cable (or hardwire) = 2. Depends on the verbage of their policy. Otherwise you can order leashes online, ebay, or make your own with a couple of snap hooks from the hardware store. Or, you can do nothing, like me, with varying degrees of social acceptability, but I've never been questioned. Maybe it's a function of where I ski.

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Re: Leashes and ski brakes for 3-pins

Post by bauerb » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:28 pm

i bought some leashes from backcountry.com this winter. basically just clips that hook to a loop on your boot and a loop on the binding.

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Re: Leashes and ski brakes for 3-pins

Post by fgd135 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:55 pm

Leashes are easy to make and use. There's nothing quite as frightening as watching a runaway ski rocketing down a slope filled with other skiers. Even a light tele ski can do considerable damage to a person.

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Re: Leashes and ski brakes for 3-pins

Post by fisheater » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:44 pm

fgd135 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:55 pm
Leashes are easy to make and use. There's nothing quite as frightening as watching a runaway ski rocketing down a slope filled with other skiers. Even a light tele ski can do considerable damage to a person.
This is very true. I wouldn’t want my ski going downhill without a driver.
This is what has kept me from trying my NNN-BC Gamme at the resort. It’s easy to put a leash on a Voile 3-pin. A leash on NNN BC is much trickier

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Re: Leashes and ski brakes for 3-pins

Post by ddg » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:05 pm

Thanks all. I'll check their policy. Then off to the hardware store it is!

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Re: Leashes and ski brakes for 3-pins

Post by Baaahb » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:10 pm

I ski BC-125's with 3 pins and leather, but only for powder/off trail. On a groomed ski slope, you will do much better with a narrower ski. B and D (not BD) makes a nice leash.

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Re: Leashes and ski brakes for 3-pins

Post by Franz » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:27 pm

Take a look at akersski.com. They have some leashes.

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Re: Leashes and ski brakes for 3-pins

Post by rongon » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:19 pm

I found a cheap snowboard leash at my local ski and board shop. They were like $6.95 each, so less than $15 for the pair. They look like these:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Erik-Sports-Sn ... 3061644192

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