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DIN-12 committed.

You want your legs to be as fresh as possible when you attack tight chutes and navigate rocky cliffs. This means light equipment, steel thighs, and max lock-down for the descent. Dynafit made the TLT Vertical FT Binding both light and strong, just for you.
  • Combination of CrMo and pure-stainless steels adds strength while keeping weight low (530g without stopper)
  • Low height for direct energy transfer to ski
  • Four metal attachment points distribute force evenly for torsional stability and control during descents
  • Self-guiding wings for quick entry
  • Climbing heel-height adjustment system activates easily using your pole tip
  • Backcountry Magazing '09 Editors Choice Winner

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4 5

Highly recommended

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these for my first touring set up based off the recommendation of my friends and the local pro shop and I couldn't be happier. I'm 6'2 215lb and haven't had any issues or concerns with these bindings on the accent or downhill. After 2 seasons of use they still look and feel new. As some of the other reviewers have stated I do find changing the heel position a pain, depending on what the conditions are like, I will usually pop out and bend down to change heel position with my hands rather than trying to do it with my pole, although I can do with my pole if in the deep pow. I would highly recommend, but if doing advanced touring with multiple hill angles I would think about going with the newer model with the flip over heel raisers rather than the turn based system on this model.

Highly recommended

Hi Im a very aggresive skiier and wondering...

Hi Im a very aggresive skiier and wondering if these would be the right fit for me. Im 170 lbs 5'11 and hoping to tour big cliffs and put these through the wringer in terms of speed and fast turns/jumps in the powder. Can these take it? And also when do you get these back in stock?

Responded on

The beauty of the Dynafit TLT Vertical FT Binding is that it combines light weight design and agressiveness in one binding. However it looks like we do not have any currently in stock and do not have any on order at the moment.

If you are not so concerned about the weight of your binding and just want a high DIN binding that will support you through anything I would suggest the Dynafit TLT Radical FT or Marker Dukes.

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Hi Im a very aggresive skiier and wondering...

Hi Im a very aggresive skiier and wondering if these would be the right fit for me. Im 170 lbs 5'11 and hoping to tour big cliffs and put these through the wringer in terms of speed and fast turns/jumps in the powder. Can these take it? And also when do you get these back in stock?

Just heading off in a couple of weeks on...

Just heading off in a couple of weeks on my first stint on a touring set up, K2 Hardside, Scarpa Maestrale RS and Dynafit TLT Vertical FT's. I am a fairly aggressive skier, weight 75 kgs so just want to know what suggested din settings I should go for as piste skis are set at 7 and pocket rockets at 8 but obviously these are totally different bindings. Is there only the one setting on the heel mech or is there one on the toe as well? Thanks K

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Hi Keith - yes, only one setting on the heel for this binding. I ski a 14 DIN on my alpine bindings but have never come out of my Dynafits set at 8, so you should be good there. All bindings, Dynafit included, function best when they aren't maxed out to the top of their DIN range, but you'll be fine to ride this binding at roughly the same DIN as your alpine skis unless you prefer to have them release differently when you're touring.

Hi,

can you ship this item to Australia?...

Hi,

can you ship this item to Australia? If yes how much?

Cheers - Ian

ian@restaurantblancmange.com.au

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We can indeed ship this to Oz. For the exact cost just go ahead and add it to your cart and proceed to checkout, there enter your shipping info and it will tell you how much it will be (nothing is charged at that point). Please note that this does not include any tariffs or fees that Australia may impose at customs. Those would be your responsibility.

5 5

The best

hands down amazing. learning how to change heel settings does take a bit of practice but I find it easier than the Dukes. So unbelievably light and feel solid, will take some time to get to trust them but have high hopes. no complaints whatsoever. I've got stronger legs thanks to the Dukes, but I just can't see how you can do serious touring with them unless you are a glutton for punishment.

109/78/95 skis. scarpa spirit 3 boots....

109/78/95 skis. scarpa spirit 3 boots. which bindings dynafit will work?
weigh 178 pounds, ski sierras, not agro. thank you.

i'm re-entering skiiing after a failed...

i'm re-entering skiiing after a failed hiatus trying to learn how to snowboard - apparently i just don't do both feet tied to the same plane.

i'm a very aggressive skiier. once upon a time ski patroller. i'm interested in alpine touring and will be hitting the slopes at local ski resorts.

i'm having a terrible time trying to suss out the different dynafit bindings. i don't understand the difference between st and ft. [why does the radical ft have a bridge, and the radical st doesn't?] i also don't understand the difference between the vertical and the radical series. dynafit's site doesn't seem to have the info i'm looking for.

currently the only things i've got are my boots - a pair of scarpa pegasus'. can someone help me with my seemingly noob questions?

Best Answer Responded on

I know all these terms sure can be confusing. So the different between the ST and the FT is really the DIN setting and weight. The ST has a max DIN of 10 and the FT is 12, the FT weighs a little more. The FT also has the plate to add some stiffness to the binding to improve the way it feels, it also adds weight. The Vertical series is Dynafit's old style compared to the new Radical. The differences is the Radical has a slightly wider toe piece and the climbing bar is much easier as it just flips in and out of the 3 different modes. The Radical toe pieces also have a notch on the toe piece that helps facilitate binding entry. People still use the Vertical series and love them. You can hit me up directly 1800-409-4502 ext 4181 if you have any other questions.

5 5

Love 'em!

I beat them up with some lift serve before I took them to the back woods. They released when I needed them to and held when I didn't. I've experienced a couple other AT bindings first hand, and for big days with long approaches or if you can only afford one setup this is the way to go. Great product. My only regret? Not getting them years ago. Now if I could only find a man as well built and reliable.

Responded on

I might qualify, and I rarely release early in the deep stuff..

can these bindings be adjusted to fit any...

can these bindings be adjusted to fit any boot sole length or is there a minimum to how small they will go? I'm wondering if I can get them to fit some 22.5 ski boots (specific boot sole length TBD). Thank you!

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Yes. The main adjustment will be made when they are mounted. If necessary, you can trim the plate to fit. Once mounted, they have 25mm of adjustment(12.5mm fore or aft if mounted in the center of the track).

Mt. Shasta

Summit attempt foiled by high winds at the top of the West Face. Snow never softened up but the Dynafits were solid.

4 5

Solid binding

Being well over 200lbs and used to skiing high DIN bindings, I was leery of investing in the TLT's since they only have a high setting of only 12--especially since I knew that in most situations I would be adding the weight of heavy pack. But, after reading pretty much every review on this site and others and taking into consideration that fact that I would never be skiing these in the resort, I decided they sounded like the way to go.

The dh performance is indeed solid and the weight of the bindings is great when going up. My only issue is that I found toe piece releases very easily in skinning mode with even the slightest twisting movement. Because of this, some sort of leash is critical. Even after making sure the boot holes were snow-free and secure--toe piece as tight as it would go/wiggling the ski back and forth to test--they seemed really easy to release. My introduction to the binding was skinning up the icy, runneled, sun-cooked west face of Mt. Shasta and there was a lot of slipping and torque on that toe piece so that played a factor but something to be aware of.

Overall the setup seems good. Downhill performance is on par with an alpine binding and I can't wait to put more days on them. I have these mounted to 188 Salomon Guns and have the Dynafit Zeus boots.

5 5

One happy customer

Got this binding last year for touring primarily in Australia. Love it both up the hill and down the hill. My first touring binding and no problems at all. Just had a week mostly inbounds and worked fine there as well.

What is the widest ski I can mount the...

What is the widest ski I can mount the Dynafit TLT Vertical Binding (92mm brakes)without removing the brakes?

Just wrapped up my 8th day in a row of...

Just wrapped up my 8th day in a row of skiing, all at resort with my new coombacks mounted w/these dynafits. I have some concerns about the binding but it may be a function of operator error and/or something w/mounting. the toe piece on my right ski has pre-released several times this week, once at very high speed. the brake mechanism also popped off in that same crash. My only explanation for the toe pre-releasing is possibly some snow/ice build up underneath. I know big mountain guides, heli guys, vert b/c skiers use this binding so I know i'm not pushing it beyond its limits. Sandy, any ideas?

Responded on

I'd also lean towards snow or ice buildup for the pre-release. Its best to cycle the toe mechanism a time or two before stepping in using your pole, that tends to break up most snow or ice under it. Then step in to the toe piece but before you step into the heel lift your foot a time or two which rotates the ski up and down and then the cutting grooves on the toe pins clear any snow or ice in the pin holes on your boots, then step down on the heel and you should be good to go.

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John, Arthur is right on target about clearing the toe piece and rotating your boot in the pins. Other things to check: proper DIN setting, proper forward pressure (the Dynafit "spacer" should fit btw boot and heel piece, but should be a bit stiff to pull out). Only a few mm either way can mess with your release. I'm not sure about the brake coming off. Possibly check all screws for tightness, etc.

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I'd like to add to this here, Sandy and Arthur are spot on on this, but here is another tip...

When I step the toe piece in I pick the whole ski up and "wag" it back and forth a few times (just like twice) then I step down into the heel piece. This helps to ensure that both toe grommets (holes) are set correctly and that one it's just a hair or two off. Does that make sense?

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I had the same problem, with my Coombas "chattering" on ice, then one ski (Vertical ST) would occasionally release. Found this excellent article, and realized one ski release value was set too light. Here is a series of illustrations on how to adjust the DIN setting..
www.wildsnow.com/1549/

Can someone guide me on changing the DIN...

Can someone guide me on changing the DIN or pointing me in the direction of a video? I've only changed din on alpine bindings, is it pretty much the same?

Responded on

It is possible to adjust both vertical and twist DIN on these bindings. On the rear of the heel piece are 2 adjustment screws. One is the large screw on the "outside" and one is a small screw recessed above the large one. The windows which show your settings are on the side of the heelpiece (clearly seen in one of the closeups above). There is a DIN calculator at http://www.dinsetting.com/. Whenever possible it is STRONGLY recommended to have any adjustments done by a qualified Dynafit shop technician.

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check out this tutorial on how to set up the Vertical ST, Comforts etc..
www.wildsnow.com/1549/

Just bought this binding and used it today...

Just bought this binding and used it today for the first time at the resort. I wanted to do some easy tele-turns on a gentle slope so I was in 'walk/hike' mode on the binding. 2nd or 3rd turn the ski popped off and went down the hill. luckily someone saw it and I retrieved it. Question- i stepped in, it clicked, and i pulled the lever up on the toe piece, heard it click. Is there something else I should be doing or ??? didn't think the ski should come off so easy.

Responded on

Retention on a tech-system binding is a function of the heel in combination with the toe. It's not really designed to be able to tele-turn. 2 other thoughts. It's good practice whenever you step in to rotate the boot 3-4 times. This will make sure the toe pins cut out any snow/ice in the metal boot inserts. Also, there are a couple of "clicks" when you pull the toe lever up in walk mode. More clicks = more retention, though still not truly enough for tele.

3 5

Adjustment for boot length

Hello
How much back and forth can you adjust the TLT Vertical FT Z12 binding for different boot lengths?

Preben von der Lippe

pvdl@online.no