Forums Splitboard Talk Forum First thoughts on Spark R & D Dynafit Kits
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  • #571111
    Wyomingsplit_ride
    663 Posts

    Toured Grand Teton National Park for about 5000 vert feet with Spark R & D’s new Dynafit conversion kit. One word. SICK :rock: :rock: :rock: . Skinning felt lighter and way more natural, and now my skier bros cannot keep up because there is one less step in the change over process. I believe that from now on, all of my splits must rock this system. I am super, duper stoked.

    For those who have not seen this sweet setup, go to: http://www.sparkrandd.com/Dynafits/

    Stayed tuned for trip report to follow.
    THANKS WILL for ANOTHER amazing design. Dude is killin’ it.

    #613686
    v10rider
    52 Posts

    already got my conversion plate. now looking for the dynafit toe piece.

    #613687
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    Stellar.

    Nuff said.

    #613688
    Unruly Baker
    333 Posts

    @v10rider wrote:

    already got my conversion plate. now looking for the dynafit toe piece.

    Will’s got a few sets of toe peices left (4 maybe?). Contact Spark and they can get you taken care of. Will is selling them for what Dynafit will sell them to you for ($190), no mark up, so might as well go through Spark. Not going to find them cheaper anywhere else. I spent a lot of time looking for used Dynafits, but never found any, not cheap anyway.

    Wyo, glad you are digging the adapters. I’m liking mine too. Will grabbed the proto plate binders from me on his way to Vegas so you should be recieving those to play on shortly.

    UB

    #613689
    karkis
    270 Posts

    here in canuckistan the toepieces are cheeper to buy with canapesos….
    the vert toepieces are good but the lever arm is longer, might affect the stance you can ride with.
    the comfort model has a shorter arm but a higher baseplate… the M5 x 12 screws wont penetrate the converter plate sufficiently. I should have a sack of M5 x 16mm screws in a week or two, i can share them around with anyone else in my situation…
    the speed toepieces are the shit. file your hardware to fit flush.
    hi 5s to the spark crew fer shur

    never summer snowboards
    phantom splitboard bindings
    dynafit touring
    atomic boots

    #613690
    karkis
    270 Posts

    love teknology…

    never summer snowboards
    phantom splitboard bindings
    dynafit touring
    atomic boots

    #613691
    v10rider
    52 Posts

    I’m a little confused with all the dynafit toe piece. Which one should work the best with a Sparks converter and a splitboard?

    #613692
    Unruly Baker
    333 Posts

    @v10rider wrote:

    I’m a little confused with all the dynafit toe piece. Which one should work the best with a Sparks converter and a splitboard?

    I don’t know what model mine are but they look like this:

    TLT maybe? Got em in a package deal from Spark.

    UB

    #613693
    Wyomingsplit_ride
    663 Posts

    Nice UB! I also have a few photos at: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6133

    I also like the fact that if conditions are bad, I am not locked into my setup while skinning and I don’t have to worry about trying to get out of my bindings if shit should hit the fan.

    #613694
    karkis
    270 Posts

    v10rider wrote:
    I’m a little confused with all the dynafit toe piece. Which one should work the best with a Sparks converter and a splitboard?

    I don’t know what model mine are but they look like this:

    those are the verts that UBs got…. 169 UB??? is that a T5 topsheet onna Titan?? nice.
    i guess my previous comment seems a bit random…
    the tlt toepieces have a shorter lever arm…. probly it doesnt matter for most peeps stances…
    my front heel is pretty close to my touring bracket tho…. so i got tlts…
    the tlt comfort has a higher baseplate, similar to the verts but even 1mm taller… one lousy millimetre…. the tlt speed has a smaller baseplate, its the smallest, lightest, cheepest.

    i understand its recommended to lock on the toes when touring. i’d hate ta lose my shiz out there, switchbacking up windcrust or sumthin…. ummm… not that its ever happened to me… 🙄 theyre meant to be releasable in combination with the heelpiece, its pretty easy to pop off, without heels, if you dont lock em up.

    never summer snowboards
    phantom splitboard bindings
    dynafit touring
    atomic boots

    #613695
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    I have older Classic/Speed toes (black and Orange).

    I had to grind down the M5 x 12’s to 8mm.

    Working great so far!

    #613696
    Unruly Baker
    333 Posts

    @karkis wrote:

    those are the verts that UBs got…. 169 UB??? is that a T5 topsheet onna Titan?? nice.

    Yessir. Like it for variable and firmer conditions, I have a Spearhead with Ignitions for pow days. So depending on conditions it’s either a “Red” day (red Spearhead) or a “Blue” day (blue NS Titan). Nice to have choices. 😀

    @karkis wrote:

    i understand its recommended to lock on the toes when touring. i’d hate ta lose my shiz out there, switchbacking up windcrust or sumthin…. ummm… not that its ever happened to me… 🙄 theyre meant to be releasable in combination with the heelpiece, its pretty easy to pop off, without heels, if you dont lock em up.

    Agree, at 220+ lbs geared up I can walk outta my toe peices easy if I don’t lock them.

    UB

    #613697
    gregm
    79 Posts

    The Dynafit toepieces are intended to be locked in touring mode. You should be popping out if you don’t lock them. Make sure you get a full/second click on some models. Common confusion for Dynafit newbies.

    Consider leashes if a runnaway ski in touring mode would be a disaster. You never know when it’ll happen.

    I think the five hole pattern for the screws is the same for all Dynifit toepieces (at least it has been so far). I think the classic/tlt/lite whatever has a tad less riser than the comfort/tristep whatever, but it shouldn’t make much difference.

    #613698
    karkis
    270 Posts

    it makes a difference if your trying to mount the tlt comforts on the converter plate with 12mm screws!!! trust me, get tlt speeds…. or verts if your stance is wide/centered/low angle….

    never summer snowboards
    phantom splitboard bindings
    dynafit touring
    atomic boots

    #613699
    v10rider
    52 Posts

    Hey Karkis, any idea where to buy the toe piece in BC? I’ve tried MEC but they do not have any in stock and not planning to bring in more anytime soon.

    #613700
    kjkrow
    353 Posts

    Questions for the Dynafit crowd: How’s the durability of the toe pieces for those times when it’s too flat to ride, but downhill enough that you don’t need to skin? Do they ski well? Do you risk breaking the toepieces skiing without a fixed heel?

    UB: Since you use both setups, how do they compare skiing wise with the Ignition IIs?

    Thanks guys.

    #613701
    v10rider
    52 Posts

    Not sure how durable is the toe piece for extended skiing/skating without the heel piece but having the hard boot is enough to give you advantage over the soft boot with Ignition bindings.

    #613702
    karkis
    270 Posts

    the shiz iz pretty bomber. skis like a hot cake!!! gotta keep in the backseat a bit tho… obviously, same as a soft setup. i put a hundred daze on my speeds last season, another couple dozen this year… hardpack, windcrust, melt freeze froze…. tears it up!!! there is no comparison to split skiing with a soft set up. no sign of wear on the binding. dont ferget to lock the toes 😉 and put the boots in ski mode.

    some skiers i kno bring an extra toepiece for the group repair kit when going on multi day tours. i dont recall anyone saying theyve ever needed it.

    v10 chek yer pm

    never summer snowboards
    phantom splitboard bindings
    dynafit touring
    atomic boots

    #613703
    Unruly Baker
    333 Posts

    ^^^ Agree.

    I only have a handfull of days on my Dynafit stuff, but hardboots in general are better in ski mode no doubt. And the Dynafit set-up feel plenty bomber in ski mode as long as it is locked down. The Ignitions are a a step up over traditional binders on Voile plates in ski mode and then any hardboot set-up is a step above that for ski mode. I’d even say the Dynafit mod is a step up over the Voile Mountain plate set-up because there is less flex in the boot sole than there is in the mountain plates.

    Time will tell on the durability though, but as the others above have stated they seem pretty bomber.

    UB

    #613704
    kjkrow
    353 Posts

    Right on, thanks for the info on durability.

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