The name might be straight from the '80s, but the tech is definitely 21st century.
- A combination of forged aluminum, CrMo steel, stainless steel, and high-strength plastic provides plenty of strength while keeping overall weight low (531g)
- The six-millimeter plate under the toe aids turnability without sacrificing power transfer
- Self-guiding wings allow for quick entry
- Speed Step heel-height adjustment system activates easily using your pole tip
- Slide-able heel allows you to gain or lose 12.5mm of length without remounting
- Stopper with gliding plate provides better side release in the event of a spill
- Torx (steel) screws save weight and are ultra durable
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I'm looking for insight on the ST vs. FT....
I'm looking for insight on the ST vs. FT. I am a bigger guy (6'1" 210 lbs), but usually have my DINs set to around 9 or so. I ski fairly aggressively, but nothing too crazy. I have a pair of Scarpa Freedom SLs and Salomon Rocker 2 115s that I'm looking to set up as a Western touring ski (Wasatch and Colorado).
My question is do I need to go with the FTs or will the STs be enough (especially given $100 cost difference). Not experienced with tech bindings per se, but have experience doing shorter tours with heavier setups and I'm looking to get lighter. Not likely to tour more than 20 days a winter. Any advice or thoughts? Thanks!
Im 6'1" a little under 200 and I prefer the FT over the ST. I've skied them both and found the FT to be sturdier and to drive fatter skis better. Besides the DIN, the FT also has a bit of a wider mounting platform for the toe piece which allows you to drive fat skis better. If you're putting them on 115s then id definitely recommend the FT.
Hope this helps!
Thanks for the info! Really helpful.
Love these bindings!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Really nice randonee bindings.
Lightweight and solid is what these bindings deliver!
I love the dynafit crampon compatibility for when the going gets steep and icy.
Better that the any fritschis in my opinion.
Much better execution that the Vertical
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The self guided step in feature is a welcome addition vs the Vertical series.
I was a little nervous about the climbing/height adjustment design but it has held up after one season of use.
Dynafit bindings are still the best Tech binding around.
Apart from the brake, what explains the...
Apart from the brake, what explains the $100 difference between this binding and the Dynafit TLT Speed Radical? Seems like the exact same binding only one has a brake and the other doesn't... no?
There will be a little bit of a difference between the two, the makes being one of the main differences. The Speed Radicals do not sit on a plate when mounted to your skis, so you will feel more power transference from you to your skis. This makes them lighter weight and more up hill focused binding. The Speed Radicals will also come with the leashes to hook to your boots should you come out of them.
What size should I get if I want to put...
What size should I get if I want to put these onto 90mm Black Diamond Aspects? Thanks.
they have a 92mm brake option that would be perfect!
The 92mm brake will not fit on the Aspect 176, which has a 90mm waist. Just found out to my displeasure. Get the 100mm brake, (I think).
I bought the 130 mm version of these in...
I bought the 130 mm version of these in november 2012.
Now i have swapped to another ski, 106 at the waist.
I'm planning on swapping the Brake to a 110 mm version..
Now, i have read that the latest versions of the Radical ST/FT comes with unremovable skibrakes..
So is it possible to switch skibrakes on this model, purchased at backcountry in nov.2012?
I'm 5'10" 190, torn between these and the...
I'm 5'10" 190, torn between these and the Radical FT. Pretty aggressive skier but not like I used to be. Currently skiing an alpine setup around DIN 11. Looking for a setup suitable for ski mountaineering, backcountry powder, and spring/summer steeps. Thoughts?
I'm 6'6" and 180 pounds and I ski pretty hard, I have been on the G3 onyx binding for 2 seasons and I love it! never once pre-released. I have even hit some 20 foot airs on them. super solid binding. I was looking at dynafits for a while but couldn't pull the trigger because of a ll the pre-release horror stories I heard.
Will the 110 brake fit on a 110 ski (G3...
Will the 110 brake fit on a 110 ski (G3 Cake)? When skinning, will the brakes get hung up on each other? On my fat tele skis, I ended up taking off the brakes, b/c I'd almost trip myself unless I walked bowlegged like a cowboy.
The 110 brake will fit the 110 ski just fine. I haven't had any issues when touring with the brakes getting hung up on each other, but like you did, you could always remove them.
Reliable binding - highly recommend
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
First technical binding I've had and it is great. All the kinks reported earlier seem to have been taken care of. Also, never had a release problem (of the good or bad kind). Different levels for climbing are great. Use on K2 Waybacks with Scarpa Maestrales. Great combo. No problems with ice or other build up. Only negative comment is that the brakes could benefit from a little more angle. That might be a user error though.
Great touring binding...
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Works great at the resort too. Easier to step into than the previous generation. Also like the heel riser better. Biggest difference between these and a downhill binding seems to be the lack of wiggle room in these bindings. You're either in or out - there is no recovery like you may get in a traditional binding.
Sending it with Dynafits: Can do!
Shot of myself by George Downing from the Cooke City backcountry. You CAN get rad on these things, just know how to do it, trust yourself, then do it!! It's fun, I swear.
Practically, why get the Radical ST over...
Practically, why get the Radical ST over the Radical FT?
The ST release value only goes to 10, whereas the FT release value goes 2 points higher to 12. The FT is intended for larger skiers or those who have a more aggressive style. The FT also has a carbon binding plate that locks in place to provide enhanced rigidity. (Check out the photo - it's that black bridge of material connecting the toe and heel pieces). and weighs in at 5 more ounces than the ST.
In most cases the FT is overkill, unless you possess a bigger frame or have a very aggressive style.
I have just purchased some Surface Live...
I have just purchased some Surface Live Free skis and I am planning on mounting the TLT Radical ST Binding on them, the LIVE free is 110 under foot do you recommend the 110 or 130 brake for this ski binding combo? Thanks, John
You can definitely do the 110mm brake for those. We do not currently have that size in stock at the moment, but we will be getting some more in- hopefully sometime next month!
Anyone have any experience or suggestions...
Anyone have any experience or suggestions regarding mounting these or other dynafits on k2 Pon2oons (189's. 134 underfoot)? I won't do a lot of touring on this setup but will do a bit of climbing out of resorts in deep powder (Japan)
I saw that you have some 110mm brakes that...
I saw that you have some 110mm brakes that fits on those bindings. Can you switch them and make it a set of bindings with 110mm brakes?
Hey there, thanks for the question!
Unfortunately due to the way our inventory system is set up, we can't swap out with different brakes. I am so sorry about that!
Light and Easy
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
Love these bindings. I bought them for my sister-in-law on the condition that I would get to use her ski setup too. Man am I glad I did. They may cost a pretty penny but boy are they worth it.
She'd been using old heavy bindings with trekkers before that made it a lot of work to keep up with her husband (my brother). The bindings are light, and since they're a tech binding you get a really efficient movement, and when you're skinning, that's worth every penny.
I was really impressed by the ease of use. I'd heard that switching to tech bindings could be a bit tricky to get used to but that was not the case. We both found that we had no trouble stepping into the binding. Also, these have a very easy to adjust heel height, you can just flick it into place with your pole.
Overall I was super impressed with these bindings. The two of us have only put about ten days on them so far, so I can't speak for durability, but my brother has an older pair and he's logged a lot more backcountry days on them with no problems.
Want to get a couple of Dynafit Radical...
Want to get a couple of Dynafit Radical STs when they become available, to fit a couple of pairs of Dynafit Huascaran skis. One pair (167) is 110 mm underfoot, so I assume the 110 mm binding will fit perfectly. But what about a 186 Huascaran, with 114 underfoot? Can the 110 mm binding be bent, or should I go with the 130 mm binding? Thanks.
I have those same skis and went with the 130mm, it fits just fine with very little overhang. You will love that set up! Check out my review.
When a muckup at my shop left me with a pair of twice miss-drilled tele skis and no chance of getting my skis replaced, I was forced to reconsider my binding choice. I waffled between the Barons and these before ultimately going dynafit. Let me say that each time I use them, I like them more and more, to the extent that I'm thinking about shelling out again to stick on my Line Pandora's.
I've been using them on a pair of Black Diamond Embers (95cm underfoot) all season, frontside, side side, and backcountry with great success. The first few days I was on them, I had to get over the fact that it felt like I didn't have bindings. Once I got my brain wrapped around how goddamn light they were, life was OK. I was originally leery about ejecting from the bindings, but it was pointed out that I weigh 120lbs soaking wet and would probably not have that problem.
Lightweight, minimal and elegant
Pivot point at the tips of the toes instead of in front of the boot (like Barons)
Burly - the only times I've felt close to spontaneously ejecting was when I was getting close to the limit of what I could do with the skis
Can adjust heel elevators without having to twist the heel (as you had to on older models)
Price, but I was willing to suck it up and am glad that I did.
I'm considering getting a pair of Radical...
I'm considering getting a pair of Radical ST 110mm to mount on K2 Backdrops (112mm underfoot). I'm assuming that little difference is no big deal to bend out... is that correct? It seems like overkill to step up to 130mm.
Yeah I'd go with the 110s, I've bent these 2mm no problem, and on the flip side I've had teh 130mm on some 110s and the overhang was noticeable while skiing but more so while skinning (the brakes were catching on each other occasionally).
I've just purchased a set of 108 under...
I've just purchased a set of 108 under foot ski's, am planing on set of 118 underfoot.... will the 130 brake work for both, or am I better off using powder straps?
On the 118mm waisted ski, you'll be fine with the 130mm brake version of the Dynafit TLT Radical ST Binding. The 108mm waisted ski on the other hand will work fine for stopping, but may not fold up enough when in alpine mode and descending.
The brake does fold inward more than other alpine bindings, but 22mm is quite a bit of distance out there.