The weight weenie geniuses at Dynafit have done it again.
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why are the "low tech" bindings so fing...
why are the "low tech" bindings so fing expensive
Because the "Low Tech" refers to the lack of features, not the lack of technology. Making a binding that small and light that'll still stay on is no mean feat.
Hi, does the binding come with the small...
Hi, does the binding come with the small sliding plate for ski crampons and if not where could it be ordered from?
Also is this the 2009/10 model?
What is the difference in performance...
What is the difference in performance between the dynafit low tech binding and the high tech binding? Are racing bindings the only bindings they make?
I am making the shift from tele to at and want to get a nice light setup. I am a moderately aggressive skier. I would like to be able to ski the lifts as well as the the bc. I am a female, 5'5 and 125lbs. Would you recommend the dynafit over the black diamond?
The Low Tech binding is different from the standard Speed in a couple ways: (1) the toe piece is titanium and (2) the heel piece is stripped down and only has one elevation setting (the Speed has two). Weight-wise, it is Dynafit's lightest offering and is geared towards rando racers. If you are looking for a backcountry/slackcountry binding, I'd go with the Speed or Vertical because of the higher heel piece. Quite often I ski resorts on Dynafits, but they aren't optimal.
In addition to what Jared noted, the race version lacks any release adjustment (unclear what it's equivalent DIN value is) and also lacks any fore/aft length adjustment (so be very careful with your mounting). Therefore, it's really appropriate only for racers.
I believe the retention for the low tech is around 8.5/9.0 din equivalent
dynafit bindings for those in the backcountry are a must. most of my friends have been worried that they aren't enough binding for aggressive skiing. i'd say this is not a problem. think about it, some pretty bad ass skiers live in these bindings. if you aren't dropping 50 foot cliffs in them you will be fine. i don't see a reason NOT to buy these bindings.