Forums Bindings Dynafits, cheap and dirty version
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  • #578566
    lictor4
    63 Posts

    My attempts (thus far) to convert to hard boots as cheaply as possible.
    Tlt5-found on kijiji for $300
    Proflex bindings off eBay for the bails and throw(attached directly to voile sliders)
    Homemade dynafit toe pieces(free aluminium scraps and magic with a hacksaw)…

    Open position, movable wing is notched around the lock lever to prevent it from swinging free


    Still plenty of refining to do, the aluminum thickness is way over kill so plenty of lightening holes are needed. Also need to spring load the locking lever so all you need to do is squeeze the tangs together when they are aligned with the boot, and you’re locked in.

    #667654
    aliasptr
    282 Posts

    Nice work! Let us know how they work in the field and how they hold up!

    #667658
    Swedish-banana
    147 Posts

    Looks cool.
    Keep ’em photos coming as the project comes along.

    #667655
    whistlermaverick
    312 Posts

    Frankenfabulous

    @j.memay

    #667656
    christoph benells
    717 Posts

    i feel like i could make those maruelli type touring toes for like 15 bucks

    #667657
    lictor4
    63 Posts

    Ya hard to justify putting $200 into them. Their simplicity is ingenuous tho
    I’ve got another idea I’m workinn on, using thinner aluminium stock and different locking method.

    #667659
    aliasptr
    282 Posts

    How have these treated you this season?

    I really like the super simple toe pieces. I’m feeling pretty silly for buying the Dynafit Speed radical toes a year ago. I made my own adapter plates for them then and it doesn’t seem like a stretch to just make the toe itself. The fact that we don’t need any release makes it pretty simple.

    #667660
    nwp
    5 Posts

    Thanks here the new Maruelli M2-Spl

    We are preparing the Crampons holder too.

    Several M2-SPL already in US/Can

    Thanks !
    Ciao
    Stefano

    #667661
    Scooby2
    620 Posts

    I don’t use hardboots, but I would absolutely want a toe piece to release if I did. Maybe like a 5 DIN setting, I wouldn’t want to go snow-swimming with them on at all.

    #667662
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    @scooby2 wrote:

    I don’t use hardboots, but I would absolutely want a toe piece to release if I did. Maybe like a 5 DIN setting, I wouldn’t want to go snow-swimming with them on at all.

    Not sure there is any difference to soft boots here, I would like some release either way (knees are pretty vulnerable with a non-release binding in ski mode). One feature I appreciate with Dynafit toe pieces is the ability to unlock the toes on the uptrack if I have any apprehension of a possible slide. Avies while skinning generally concern me more than avies on the descent. A Dynafit toe, even when locked, will still release at very high pressures. It is hard to beat a Dynafit Race or Speed Ultralight toe for features, weight, and ease of use when balancing out all these things. The only downside is price. Which is what it is…

    #667663
    lictor4
    63 Posts

    I ended up scoring a sweet deal on old tlt dynafits so I’ve kinda lost interest in going into production with this design 😉

    They’re currently 148grams, a bunch of lightening holes would make them lighter than my dynafits :O

    #667664
    lictor4
    63 Posts

    So… I couldn’t resist, here’s a lite version.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixwEtUQYfu0&feature=youtube_gdata_player
    At 55g I have no idea if they would hold up tho.

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