A need for speed.
If there's one thing Dynafit knows best it's speed. Simplicity, durability, and function strike a balance in the TLT Speed Binding. Weighing in at just 570 grams per pair, these bindings are light enough to please weight-conscious skiers and strong enough to give you the confidence to rip that 2,000-foot couloir you just scurried up. Two heel riser settings keep your time on the skintrack smooth and efficient, while Ice Breaker pins keep snow and ice out of your boots to ensure reliable boot-to-binding retention.
- Lightweight tech binding for long tours in the backcountry
- 6-12 release value range for intermediate to advanced skiers
- Two heel risers for efficient uphill travel
- Adjustable lateral release for added safety
- Ice Breaker pins for quick and secure step-in
- Optional ski brakes available (sold separate)
- Q & A
My favorite binding of all-time
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Full disclosure: I am a Dynafit ambassador and was given a pair of these bindings to test in early 2017. I have about 50-days of touring on them.
The short story: This is the best binding I’ve ever used. In my opinion it is the perfect balance of weight, durability and function.
Longer version: I have roughly 50-days of touring on these bindings, mostly in “ski mountaineering” conditions, not just pow. They have held up great and show no signs of wear. The simplicity of the design has made it so there is far less “play” in these bindings than the Speed Radicals. They are light, strong and have performed perfectly, day in and day out.
Some little “tricks”: the tolerance on these bindings is tight – maybe just a little too tight. Or, I’m a weakling. The binding has a good system for preventing auto-rotation. (It has never happened to me with these bindings.) The flip side is that it can be a little tough to rotate the binding from tour to ski mode. I had to figure out my process for getting enough leverage. Clicking into the heel unit is similar to race bindings. You kind of have to push hard to click the boot in. You want to make sure you’re free of snow and ice, and if you’re in a tricky place, keep your toe locked until your set. Lastly, the mounting bracket for ski crampons is also tight. There’s no slop, but it took awhile to break these in.
Overall: Again, I am a huge fan. They are going on all my new skis for this year.