Welcome to the future.
The Radical 2.0 was all the rage last year, and Dynafit continues to push the limits in backcountry performance with its new ST Rotation 10 Binding. The binding utilizes the same rotating toe piece and 10mm of forward pressure in the heel that made its predecessor so popular with hard-charging skiers, but Dynafit added a spring-tensioned toe piece that auto-realigns itself so you aren't missing the heel piece every time you go to step into the binding.
Dynafit also integrated the heel unit into the baseplate, which strengthens and stiffens the heel for performance on the descent. Not only is the ST Rotation 10 Binding more solid on the downhill, but by updating more of the binding material to aluminum, Dynafit was able to knock 50 grams off the Radical 2.0. With uncompromising performance on the uphill and downhill, the ST Rotation 10 throws a big middle finger to those clunky frame bindings your buddy keeps insisting are worth the weight.
- A lightweight tech binding fit for hard-charging skiers
- 4-10 DIN range suitable for most skiers and conditions
- Compatible with TLT (tech) alpine touring boots
- Spring-tensioned toe piece ensures a quick step-in
- Heel integrated into the baseplate for added stiffness
- Pivoting toe piece for better downhill performance
- 10mm of forward pressure in the heel
- Item #DNF00D2
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have not had this issue. For me the heel turned as for any other Dynafit type binding (ie Speed Turn, Low Tech Racing, Plum Guide). I found the rotating toe made heel step in more thought-provoking, but the divot which centers the binding on the forward axis of rotation helps to center the toe piece so you can enter the heel clean and tight. I do think it's a more forgiving binding on the knee, but have not released. It has a bit of the elasticity of an alpine binding at much less weight. All other features (touring, heel lifts) are as for a Radical as far as I can tell. Used for 1 season without issue. Used for 2017-8 on a 108 wide firm ski, tlt7s boots and no issues. Reviews on Wildsnow and SkiMo.co are spot on, and SkiAlper too.
Not a fan of new heel rotation mechanism
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I have been a proud owner of Dynafit since 2010, but this version of their bindings is not going to work for me due to difficulty to rotate the heel into ski mode. I do not like to remove my skis when I transition to ski mode, but have been unable to rotate heel into ski mode without removing ski. It requires a lot of force and two hands to do. I've litterally drawn blood doing it with bare hands. If you are a skier who likes to lock, strip skins, and go, then stick to the classic Radicals and Verticals.