The Dynafit TLT Vertical FT 12 Binding shines on climbs where light weight is key and extreme descents where coming out of your skis is not an option.

With the TLT Vertical FT 12 Binding, Dynafit has created far and away the lightest 12 DIN touring binding on the market. The world-renowned light weight performance of the Dynafit binding system finally includes a 12-DIN model for backcountry skiers who demand maximum lockdown for aggressive riding, without the weight penalty of heavier AT bindings. A long-time favorite of ski mountaineers and hardcore backcountry enthusiasts from the Tetons to Everest, the patented Dynafit binding system lets you fly up skin tracks, and the four-point boot/binding link and torsion bridge between toe and heel units provides for unprecedented power transfer to your skis.

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4 5

sweet bindings

Love these bindings on the up and the down. They tour better than Fritschis and have much less flex on the down. My only gripe is that I cracked the "volcano" while rotating the heel piece with my ski pole. Not something that would render the binding unskiable and only $8 and two minutes to replace it, but still.

I am 6'-4" 215 pound guy, intermediate-expert...

I am 6'-4" 215 pound guy, intermediate-expert (level 7) skier that skis hard. I plan to single day and multiday trip (extra 60lb on the back) backcountry. What do you think about pairing the Dynafit TLT Vertical FT 12 with the Volkl Gotama 190 as backcountry setup? Will it be stiff enough for 215lb + 60lb? Thanks

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This set-up should be fine. I use this binding for touring with my K2 Mt. Baker Lights, and do multiple day trips. The Gotama is a little soft, but not enough so to make it bad for the touring set-up.

5 5

Surprising control on-piste

My wife's been skiing TLT's for years and this year I broke down for the 12DIN. I haven't felt this amount of torsional control since my old Marker MR Rotomats. You're right on the ski and feel everything. Very precise on hardpack and a feeling I thought I'd permanently forfeited when switching to an AT setup. My first hike with them confirmed these are the future for skiing in a post-consumer culture. Ski resorts while they still exist; hike them after they're gone.

5 5

Impressed so far....

I have 5 days on these in varying east coast conditions ( ice, loose granular, 2 foot pow @ Jay) and I love them so far. My last run @ Jay I took a run I normally don't take and ran into some large but powder covered bumps which I proceeded to mosh. When I got to the bottom I realized that I never partially locked the toe pieces ( there are 3 settings, fully locked, partial lock, and well i don't have to explain). The fact that I did not release after hitting a few bumps pretty hard in the unlocked position goes to show you how well these things are made. Can't wait to tour with them out west!

4 5

Great bindings - brakes can be a problem

I love these bindings. I got to demo them on Mount Baker under strange circumstances. I climbed 1,000 ft with one boot in my fritschi freerides on a big fat ski, and the other boot attached to a dynafit binding on a true AT ski. It was amazing to compare the two, especially in the field. The difference in weight with each stride was absolutely amazing. Thumbs up to the guide who switched a ski with me.

I have the previous year (yellow) version of these bindings and they're mostly bomber. The one problem is that the brakes sometimes lock up when you clip out of the binding in a fall. On two occasions I fell, my ski released, and it went rocketing 100s of feet down the hill. Strongly consider using straps if you ski with these bindings.

5 5

Great Bindings

These are my first pair of Dynafit bindings (switched from Fritschi) and I am now a huge fan! Initially I was hesitant (a little less inspiring when you look down and don't see a substantial binding). The first few times out were like switching to SPD bicycle pedals, a little finicky but after a small adjustment period I am as fast as friends using other systems. Slightly heavier than the Dynafit TLT speed bindings (335g from Dynafit's website), however the extra DIN is worth it. I have not released from these bindings yet and the ability to lock the toe on those sketchy runs is a huge plus (definitely won't lose your skis). I have these mounted on a pair of Volkl Gotamas and I had to bend out the brakes slightly to fit the 105mm waist.
The only negative is that the DIN markings and logos on the top of the heal piece are starting to fade with wear from contact of the soles of my boots however this is a minor issue.

Do they only fit dynafit boots?

Do they only fit dynafit boots?

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These bindings will only fit dynafit compatible boots. Garmont, Scarpa, BD, and dynafit have models which are dynafit compatible. Look for silver dimples on both sides of the toe of the boot.

More than HALF A GRAND?! Come on y'all;...

More than HALF A GRAND?! Come on y'all; real freakin skiers don't have that kind of cashola, at least not here in Montana! The folks at Dynafit should please-oh-please give us a binding we can afford! So, the question: when, where, can I find this binder at a reasonable price?! This elitist, overpriced bull$hit drives me nuts.

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Internet, guy. I live in Italy and in Europe Dynafit obviously costs less. I am about to purchase a pair of these guys and am looking for the best price. So far at $360 from a place in Chies d'Alpago, but shipping might add a bit for you in the States.

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what do you care about $ 300-500 for a pair of very light but solid binding? That's the most important part of your BC equipment! Just think of all the lift tickets you won't be buying!