PRODUCT SUMMARYBy Steep and Deep
ULTRA LIGHT WEIGHT! It's the reason that you want them. At only 1.1 lbs, this is an excellent binding that combines lightweight with solid all mountain performance.
LESS TORQUE. The binding is designed so that your boot is not elevated from the ski nor is there any side to side flex which makes it
perform more like an alpine binding.
RELEASE. This 2007 binding has a DIN 10 setting which makes it bomber on the descents, and if this is not enough the toe can be partially or fully locked to prevent an unintentional release. 2008 models have been increased to a 12 din!
The carbon fiber plate of the FT model increases amount of rigidity of the binding and helps to prevent unintentional release.
EASE OF USE. The heel design is also very easy to manipulate with most ski poles, which is very nice in undulating terrain. With the brakes and the binding system it is very easy to reattach skis on the slope or in powder. The spikes on the toe piece are strong enough to break through any ice or snow that is caught in the toe holes of your boot.THE BAD
ADJUSTMENTS. Switching from ski mode to tour mode is a hassle and becomes very inconvenient in the type of terrain where it would be easier to quickly pop your binding into tour mode and shuffle instead of putting your skins on.
Another problem is that with two-piece poles, especially those with carbon fiber lowers, the pole tends to have so much flex that it is difficult to twist the heel.
STRENGTH. There have been reports (especially with heavier skiers) of these bindings releasing unintentionally.
COMPATIBILITY. Dynafit compatible boots are required, and boots can be expensive and/or hard to find. Also, limited boot size variability after mounting onto skis makes the Dynafits difficult to sell in the future and hard to loan out to a friend.WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
All dynafit bindings are extremely lightweight (the TLT FT is ¼ of the weight of the Fritschi Diamir Freeride
. They are ideal for ski mountaineering and also great for general backcountry skiing. If you are looking for a binding to huck 60 foot cliffs with, or if you want to use with alpine boots this is likely not your best choice. While they are more expensive they are a very versatile lightweight touring binding.