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No one likes a ski that jumps the gun.
- Sizes: 85mm, 95mm, 110mm, 130mm
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- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I picked up a pair of Onyxs and brakes last year. The brakes do not deploy consistently. This seems to be more of a problem after skiing groomers with packed heavy snow as opposed to in the backcountry. When they were stuck they came unstuck with a minor tap and instantly deployed. I imagine that they'd deploy in a crash, but you have to be careful taking them off.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
They stop skis and more importantly let you ski in resorts. Not perfect and unreliable off groomed terrain, but there you dont need a brake. Easy to take on and off the onyx though.
Not so great
Got the 130s for my Voile drifters and while they clear just fine, they seem very sticky and don't deploy reliably. Don't really like the whole Onyx binding system. Next time I'm back to Dynafits.
After only a few days on these, the brakes stuck and didn't work.
G3 Onyx Brake se
I have received 3 pair of G3 Brakes, noo-were the size labeled on the package.
I finally requested a pair of 130mm to put on my 106mm waist skis. The 130 mm measured 110mm between the forks.
Some quality control needs applied.
Have had 3 set of these brakes
All 3 were shipped as 110 mm bindings that would work skis with up to or equal a 110 mm waist.
All 3 pairs measure inside the spread of the forks a 95mm.
None would have fallen past the ski on my 104mm ski.
Finally asked for a 130mm set, but have yet to receive.them.
Did G3 redesign or change this brake for...
Did G3 redesign or change this brake for 2011-12, I have had 2 older sets develop issues, hoping G3 got the message.
Yes, if you are referring to problems with the mechanism that locks it into place for touring. Any probs you have should be taken care of as a warranty.
G3 Upgraded the springs and release mechanism to address the problems with older models. The brakes now work fine.