Jared Inouye

Jared Inouye

The Wasatch with the occasional trip to Southern Utah.

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Jared's Passions

Alpine Touring
Mountain Biking
Road Cycling

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Jared Inouye

Jared Inouye wrote a review of on May 21, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I've worn lots of different shoes, and right now, so far, these are the best, for me. I like the lower drop. The forefoot is not narrow and provides moderate toe room. Race and train in these. The tread is not heavily lugged. I'm on pair no. 4 or 5.

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Jared Inouye wrote a review of on December 3, 2011

5 5

I've been on this binding since it came out -- about a year now. I tour a lot on rando race gear, but the RT piqued my interest because it offers lots more than a normal rando race binding, and a normal tech binding for that matter: 1) it has an adjustable Release Value (note, not truly DIN satisfied); 2) it has a high position heel lift; and 3) it weighs 175 grams!! Cut some weight without any performance penalty.

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Jared Inouye wrote a review of on July 13, 2011

3 5

I like Hokas, but a few notes about this shoe, the Mafate WP. The advertised weight isn't right. The Mafate may weight 320, but the WP version adds some weight, like 100 grams per shoe. Also, I think the WP liner makes the heel cup a bit shallower. As a result, I get more heel lift in this shoe than the other versions. They are waterproof though.

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Jared Inouye wrote an answer about on August 21, 2009

The Low Tech binding is different from the standard Speed in a couple ways: (1) the toe piece is titanium and (2) the heel piece is stripped down and only has one elevation setting (the Speed has two). Weight-wise, it is Dynafit's lightest offering and is geared towards rando racers. If you are looking for a backcountry/slackcountry binding, I'd go with the Speed or Vertical because of the higher heel piece. Quite often I ski resorts on Dynafits, but they aren't optimal.

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Jared Inouye wrote a review of on August 20, 2009

3 5

because it's a race requirement, then this is the one. It's virtually weightless. And if you're in a race, most likely, you are not as concerned about having to probe out your partner. BUT, if you are thinking of carrying this as an everyday backcountry tool, then let's just put it this way: I would not want to be your partner.

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