Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Sun Nov 19 12:44:18 EST 2017

That would be true *if* the friction material had a linear friction to pressure curve.  As with tires, they don't, which is why bigger brakes stop better even without fade and lighter cars work better for a given tire.


> On Nov 19, 2017, at 11:22 AM, Hugo Miller via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
> ### The laws of physics say it shouldn't make any difference. If you have high spots, they will get hot, but (ignoring fade) they will be as effective since there is more pressure per square inch of contact area if it's only contacting a portion of the total area. I say it "shouldn't" make any difference, as I'm not convinced the theory and the practise are the same in this case!

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