Forums Bindings Dynafits, cheap and dirty version Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total) Author Posts April 9, 2013 at 4:36 pm #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. April 10, 2013 at 3:36 pm #667654 aliasptr 282 Posts Nice work! Let us know how they work in the field and how they hold up! April 10, 2013 at 9:08 pm #667658 Swedish-banana 147 Posts Looks cool. Keep ’em photos coming as the project comes along. April 10, 2013 at 10:16 pm #667655 whistlermaverick 312 Posts Frankenfabulous @j.memay April 10, 2013 at 10:25 pm #667656 christoph benells 717 Posts i feel like i could make those maruelli type touring toes for like 15 bucks April 11, 2013 at 12:35 am #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. June 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm #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. July 31, 2013 at 3:39 pm #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 August 2, 2013 at 9:30 pm #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. August 3, 2013 at 4:47 am #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… September 17, 2013 at 2:47 am #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 October 14, 2013 at 6:23 am #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. Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.