“It only took me two or three practice stops to become proficient. And do they have stopping power! Not quite like a bike, but not far from it.” – Lee Borowski, Coach
The latest generation V2 brakes are lighter and stronger than ever and have both vertical and angular adjustments so they can be used with almost any binding position or boot size. The brakes can be folded down over the binding when not in use. When raised, a spring-loaded plunger engages the brake so it can only move backward for braking, while a high-tension spring keeps the brake in the upright position. Only one brake is required for each pair of skis.
When adjusted properly, the brake does not touch the leg until you adapt the braking position. Once the brake has been adjusted to fit the skier’s physiology, the safety screws should be installed to lock the brake into the correct position.
When braking, the brake foot is pushed forward of the other foot by about .45 meters (18”) and then you simply push the knee back. This engages the brake pad against the back wheel. This Telemark stance is also the most stable position for braking as the forward leg acts like a brace and keeps you from falling forward as you decelerate.
“This finally puts every roller skier in control of his or her destiny. Before this, you couldn’t actually stop yourself on down hill, at stop signs and in dangerous situations. The brake is mounted on one ski, is very light weight, not too costly and is easy to attach. I can attest to that. There is a learning curve, of course, so be sure to proceed cautiously in your beginning kilometers of use. Just as 100% of roller skiers should be wearing helmets, the same number should be using the brake.” -Marty Hall, Former US Olympic Coach and both Coach & Nordic Director for Team Canada.
“Modulation is excellent. It’s easy to apply the brake gradually and release gradually. The V2 brakes are simply outstanding.” – R.O. Seattle, Washington.
“The Jenex website does not do it justice! First of all it’s lightweight and totally unobtrusive. I am thrilled with the results! I can readily climb hills that my training partners avoid because of the scary descents. The ability to modulate the speed is great. I can’t wait until my training partners upgrade to the brake. It has really opened up some new roller ski venues and has put a little spark in my fall training.” – J.M. (Advanced skier from Minnesota and Physician at the Mayo Clinic.)
“The brake has also been a welcome addition as it has opened up new terrain and possible routes for me. I have double poled up and over the Moosilaukee Highway in both directions now with no worries about the descent. Thanks for the great product!” -Kris Freeman. Olympic skier and seventeen times US National XC Champion.