The patented brakes from Kreuzspitze are cool removable devices that slide into your crampon slot. They are secured by a simple locking switch (included) that is mounted with a single screw under your foot. Take them off when skinning uphill, slide them back on before skiing down. The brakes will retract when you lock your heel into ski mode and deploy when you have a yard sale. Great for visiting resorts which require brakes. Comes in 75mm, 90mm, and 105mm widths that weigh an average of 90 grams (3.2 ounces).
Also available are additional mounts so you can use one set of brakes for multiple sets of skis.
** Note that the brakes are incompatible with bindings that have extended toe plates or connector plates between the toe and heel pieces, e.g. the Radical FT. They are compatible with all race bindings with crampon attachments and touring bindings such as the Speed Radical.
Oh... one last question - are thes compatible with G3 ION series. I suspect not, but it's worth asking
We paired these bindings with my wife's Movement Balance skis with Dynafit Superlite 1.0. She uses these skis as her primary resort ski as well as her BC ski. These work extremely well. Very simple and reliable. They are very easy to remove for BC use, and they easily slide into the crampon attachment when she skis at the resort. The "switch" which is mounted to the ski, under the forefoot is easy to use, and looks to be nearly weightless. There is no interference when entering or exiting the binding. Five stars for an ingenious, but simple design which works flawlessly.
Do the brakes also work with Scarpa F1-boots? Normally there would be those black spacers underneath the soles in order to prevent the boot from too much flexing when skiing down. Are the brakes sturdy enough to serve as replacements e.g. in my Dynafit Speed Turn bindings?
Hi Bernard, your Speed Turns have brakes? I would say these aren't quite as beefy as Radical ST/FT brakes, but can certainly stop a ski. As far as the F1, you wouldn't be able to use supports and this brake at the same time, but the brake could offer some support itself.
I noticed in a Kreuzspitze video about these brakes, the skier is using F1s…