- 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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can you ship this item to Australia?...
can you ship this item to Australia? If yes how much?
Cheers - Ian
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.
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.
does dynafit make a crampon that fits this...
does dynafit make a crampon that fits this binding?
Yes they do!
Out of stock right now....
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.
The 92mm variant would work well for you. At your weight and lack of aggro desires you can also save a few bucks and just get the http://www.backcountry.com/dynafit-tlt-vertical-st-alpine-touring-binding?rr=t which are basically the same wiht just a slightly lower RV.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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).
Summit attempt foiled by high winds at the top of the West Face. Snow never softened up but the Dynafits were solid.
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.
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?
About 98-100mm underfoot would be the max. That would require @4mm of extra spread per edge. Any more than that and you can tweak the brake. Wider brakes are available (up to 130mm): http://www.backcountry.com/dynafit-ski-stopper-tlt-vertical-comfort-crampon
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?
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.
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.
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?
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..
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?
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.
check out this tutorial on how to set up the Vertical ST, Comforts etc..
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.
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.
Adjustment for boot length
How much back and forth can you adjust the TLT Vertical FT Z12 binding for different boot lengths?
Preben von der Lippe
How much do these stiffen the natural flex...
How much do these stiffen the natural flex of the ski? Can't decide between these and the TLT Radical ST Binding. I know the din is different, but I'm looking for the best backcountry option
You won't notice any stiffening of the ski since the connector is not a stiffening piece of the binding. It is totally flexible. Personally I like the heel lifters of the Radical series as well as the power towers for quick(er) transitions in the backcountry.
Would these go well in the Armada Vjj?? ...
Would these go well in the Armada Vjj?? Do I need to get a new pair of boots for these bindings
Hi. I am interested in either the vertical...
Hi. I am interested in either the vertical FT or ST. I am 6' and weigh 170 lbs. I ski pretty aggressively but this will be almost purely for bc. Do you think i really gain anything by going with the FT?
Finally, do you think or does anyone know for sure if I can use the 92mm brake on a k2 hardside at 98mm. How much shaving or bending has been required on your 98mm skis? Thanks much !!
ST or FT would be fine for you. No need to upgrade if you don't want to. The brake is definitely too small. Pushing the boundaries for bending and shaving and retaining proper braking. I would jump up to the next size for sure.
Thanks for the reply. One more question? Considering what I said regarding my size and that I ski pretty agressively, do you think I can use a speed radical? Thanks for anyone who can respond to the drawbacks of the speed radical versus the st. I'm not concerned with having brakes, just with performance!
would this go alright of cliffs and...
would this go alright of cliffs and drops?
try a dynafit radical it has higher din and a wider bolt pattern
Henry, The Radical FT has the same max DIN of 12 as this Vertical. But, it is beefier overall and has a wider platform under the toe piece. This will give you more power for wide sticks. The issue for big drops is that tech system bindings do not have any elasticity. They have the best torsional rigidity, but no give. Drive them as hard as you want, but be aware of extreme ski flex.
Not to be a stifler, but the mounting pattern for the radical is not any 'wider'.
The toe piece has the front holes 12 mm further forward than the vertical series. http://www.wildsnow.com/6052/dynafit-radical-mounting-template-jig/