Another revelation by Dynafit: a binding for touring AND freeriding.
- Features DIN settings from 5-12, which suits the rowdiest backcountry skiers and ski mountaineers
- Carbon plate features a switch that locks the plate in place for torsional rigidity and that creates a platform that more directly transfers power to your ski
- In its locked position, the carbon plate also yields dampening over rough terrain thanks to rear rubber pieces
- The extremely durable aluminum toe piece features Side Towers (or Power Towers) that help to provide easier entry and enhanced power transfer, and that prevent pre-releasing in the steeps
- Speed Step heel riser provides three climbing levels and can easily be switched on the move with a ski pole
- Front toe piece jig template uses only four new mounting screws instead of five
- Includes brake (choose 110mm or 130mm based on ski width) so you don't lose your sticks during giant descents
- At 75mm wide, this binding was made for wider freeride touring skis
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Will the binding with 110 brakes be avaliable any time soon?
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Super solid BC and in bounds - I feel safe going 60 in the mank.
If your serious about backcountry skiing, this is you binding. Lightweight, durable and VERY easy to use. I like this over the Vertical due to the lifter system. Going steeper? A quick flip of the heal piece, and you are set. I dont have to fumble with sticking my pole in and twisting. I love not having to clip out of these to switch from skin to ski mode. Get them!
Has anybody used these as a combination resort/touring set up? I raced until I was 18 but have since switched to freeriding. This year I had about a 50-50 split of backcountry and resort days, and that seemed like a ratio that I'll try to maintain in the coming seasons. My touring/resort set up this year was the influence 105s with the Marker Barons cranked to the highest DIN setting (12), and I loved everything about it except for the weight. I have been thinking about replacing the Barons with some Radicals (still on influence 105s), but was wondering how they would hold up in resort. If I made the switch I would ski them in every condition (pow, crud, frozen chunder, bumps, groomers) with an aggressive skiing style. Would these be up to the challenge?
If you crank this DIN up, I honestly dont see it being an issue. I rode them all season, cliff drops etc and never pre-released.
I do know they are coming out with a new, beefier freeride model though. Google it!
Is it possible to rotate the heel piece from tour to ski mode using just a ski pole? I can do this on my Dynafit Verticals but it looks like I have to bend down to rotate the heel piece with the Radicals.
Unlike the Verticals, the Radical assumes you'll bend down and twist. I don't find this to be much of an issue, but it is different. (Also different from the Verticals, the heel lifter is engaged not by rotating the heel piece, but by flipping the lifter forward. That is easy to do with a ski pole.) Also, check out Lou Dawson's wildsnow.com for everything you could ever want to know about Dynafits.
Is the Radical FT binding adjustable to fit multiple boot shell sizes?
Yes - the only option you have is on how wide of a brake you'd like. The binding will be mounted to your ski to specifically fit your boot. If you've got multiple boots with tech inserts and you want to use the same pair of skis, it just depends how close they are. The Radical binding has 25mm of adjustment in the heel so if you are trying to use boots that are within than amount of difference you could mount this binding to use them both, but you would have a different position on the ski with each boot.
Is the 110mm brake too wide for a 100mm wide ski?
Definitely not. 5 mm of extra space on either side will hardly be noticeable.
I would like to mount these on the Black Diamond Amperage (115mm underfoot). What brake width should I buy? 110mm and bend the brake or 130mm and accept the overhang?
I'd go with the 110 mm. It'll be easy to bend it 2.5 mm on either side, and 15 mm of overhang would be pretty wide.
Radical FTs about to make my day
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Just used these for a week in the backcountry, simply amazing. They've seen shorter trips and inbound use as well.
I'm 5'11" 170 lbs and had a 40-50lb pack on, they climbed well with skins and were awesome to lock down and descend with! Very easy to get in and out of in all conditions, deep snow to steep mtns. They can accumulate some ice under the heel when walking depending on how sticky the snow is, but not nearly as much as the older models and it's easier to knock off. I think that's inevitable in sticky snow and the binding performs as well as could be expected.
One of the climbing bars did break when I slipped on a steep hill and came down on it hard but I don't think it'll happen again now that I'm aware of its limit, it did not affect the useability of any other aspect of the binding and I was able to ski 6 more days in the backcountry on that trip without a hitch.
Most importantly to me, Dynafit is a company that STANDS BEHIND THEIR PRODUCTS!
After sending an explanation via email I got an immediate response from Devyn Parnes, a CS rep asking where he could send a replacement part. That kind of service is rare and inspires lifelong allegiance from me.
Although I've never had a problem with the anti-rotation device in the heel piece (an internal small brass pin) I saw Dynafit had switched to an external anti-rotation device. When I called to ask about the switch they offered to send me the new external device for free, even though I've had no issues and mine are the first generation (they're 3rd gen now I think). Thanks Dynafit!
Are these compatible with the Scarpa Terminator NTN boot? Mine have adapter plates for Dynafit bindings; the boots are a couple years old--black and yellow, now they are black and orange. Are there any Dynafit TLT type bindings that don't work with the boot?
That should work just fine. You'll want to use those plates still. I've actually skied a bunch without the plates, forgot 'em, and didn't notice anything. I've been told that's a bad idea though. Enjoy!
Overall, stoked on this binding. A lightweight touring binding that can handle free ride skiing? Sign me up. After the Frischti's and Duke's I'm used to, this binding is amazing. My only comment, is that from my understanding you can't change to touring mode without releasing your toe piece, which is annoying. Anybody have an opinion on that?
I still really like the ski regardless.
Hi, does the 110mm breaks fit on the K2 Backdrop with 112mm underfoot?
The shop will have to bend them a little but 2 mm is not much at all they will work just fine.
Question for Sandy Brown
Can these bindings be mounted on a pair of Volkl Shiro's which are 119mm underfoot? Or are those skis too wide for this type of binding? I am hesitating between mounting these bindings on a pair of Volkl Gotama's, Dynastar Cham 107 which are 105 and 107mm underfoot and the Shiros? Thank you
You can fit these on all of them, especially with the 130mm brakes. Although, in my opinion, you are kind of defeating the purpose of these bindings by mounting them on those heavy inbounds skis. Maybe think about some Trackers or Dukes instead. Better set up and a tad cheaper as well.
Can I use a regular ski boot with this binding or do I have to use an A/T boot?
You need a boot that has tech fittings in the toe and heel in order to use this binding - and all boots with tech fittings are going to be touring boots (though not all touring boots have tech fittings).
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
After researching dynafits for quite a while I finally made the plunge. I am a very casual AT skier (10 or so times a year) but wanted something lighter than my fritschi freeride's. I am a big guy 235lbs and wanted to make sure these were gonna hold me in. I skied a few days inbounds to get a good feel for the step in/step out procedure and they skied great. I have them on 185cm BD justice's and it is a phenomenal combo for the Wasatch.
Plate Wider than Mounting Area
I was looking to mount either these or the Radical ST on a pair of Black Diamond Justice.
The issue I am concerned with is that the Justice has a about a 58 mm platform form mounting because of the groves cut into the ski. This leaves quite a bit of overhang for the underfoot plate and the toe piece.
Will this be an issue?
Should I be considering something narrower underfoot such as the Verticals or the Speed Radicals?
Love this binding. The weight to strength ratio is pretty sweet. If your thinking about Dynafits, and you are an aggressive skier, I would look here.
These binding are super light and super sturdy. Even the tags stayed on while we toured up Mount Rainier ...and a good reminder for the new system.
Would you recommend the FT(DIN12) for a skier skiing with a DIN set at 9-10? Or would the ST be equally reliable set at 9-10 for inbounds skiing on fast hard pack conditions? Not moguls or big air. Just hauling ass on early morning icy, firm snow? Typically, I've been recommended to not ski with the binding set at the max DIN setting. But somewhere in the middle of the range.
You have it right. It's definitely better not to run with the DIN cranked all the way.