Carbon dating boot
Almost like an Angelina sighting, the Radical 2.0 was spied among his security detail. ) Radical 2.0 is said to have been delayed in production by a manufacturing detail in the brake system. Upper photo shows the catch, which appears difficult to get into the right shape and size.We think it was probably the catch that locks the brake up during touring mode — always a challenge for any tech binding manufacturer. Photo below shows how it’s covered with a plastic shell in retail version. Dynafit PR copy excerpt edit, regarding Radical 2.0 which as delayed for 2015-16 retail and is looking good: Radical 2 model will be unveiled at retail for the 2015-16 winter season.
In fact, on the surface it appears it could be detrimental as there are most often multiple versions of the same Dynafit binding model, with associated “in line” improvements.Along the same line, Dynafit says they’ll be making a concerted push to make the now “virtual” tech binding standard into an “official” standard that’ll probably be promulgated by ISO.We assume this mostly means the boot fittings, but will probably involve dimensions and shapes of binding parts, and more.I’ll add some opinion about “official standards.” As I’ve attempted to clarify and detail the “DIN/ISO” certifications from TUV that ski binding marketing folks are bragging on, I’ve come to learn how irrelevant or downright unsuitable for tech (pintech) bindings the existing standards can be.I’ve also learned the TUV process is super expensive, and as I’ve suspected, insiders tell me that when companies do go for TUV certification to the binding standards it’s possible they’ll actually have to change excellent real-life features to less than ideal configurations that will pass the mostly artificial lab tests that TUV does.If you want something wider still, Dynafit’s Hokkaido might not be fat enough for its namesake but it comes in fairly rotund at 135/114/125, weight/surface will probably be similar to Chugach.
Note these new freeride skis are more along the alpine vein in terms of their weight, as they’re intended for heavy and somewhat violent days of bliss.
Khion Carbon will be top of the line, a combo freeride boot that tours like a Reudi and skis like a Cody.
This version could be too stiff, MS version is made without the carbon and has a more forgiving flex. Dynafit will also ramp up their ski mountaineering race sponsorship and product lines.
In all honesty, there are so many skis out there now with good dimensions and reasonable weight, we’ll want to do extensive evaluation with numerous skiers before we sing praises.
For now I can say we’re looking forward to the process.
While boots of this nature are not our go-to in the Wild Snow touring-for-turns environment, we certainly see the need for them. But what is a new boot without being paired with new skis? The new Dynafit Chugach is a “100 waist” plank that comes in with a 107mm middle, 22 meter radius, and 1,950 grams per 181 cm length.