Forums Splitboard Talk Forum First thoughts on Spark R & D Dynafit Kits Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 22 total) 1 2 → Author Posts January 26, 2009 at 3:02 pm #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. January 26, 2009 at 5:16 pm #613686 v10rider 52 Posts already got my conversion plate. now looking for the dynafit toe piece. January 26, 2009 at 6:07 pm #613687 affix snow 521 Posts Stellar. Nuff said. January 26, 2009 at 6:10 pm #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 January 26, 2009 at 11:58 pm #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 January 27, 2009 at 12:00 am #613690 karkis 270 Posts love teknology… never summer snowboards phantom splitboard bindings dynafit touring atomic boots January 27, 2009 at 1:41 am #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? January 27, 2009 at 2:50 am #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 January 27, 2009 at 7:27 am #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. January 27, 2009 at 8:04 am #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 January 27, 2009 at 12:50 pm #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! January 27, 2009 at 4:12 pm #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 January 27, 2009 at 6:37 pm #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. January 27, 2009 at 8:51 pm #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 January 27, 2009 at 9:52 pm #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. January 27, 2009 at 10:06 pm #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. January 28, 2009 at 12:29 am #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. January 28, 2009 at 12:47 am #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 January 28, 2009 at 3:53 pm #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 January 28, 2009 at 4:59 pm #613704 kjkrow 353 Posts Right on, thanks for the info on durability. Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 22 total) 1 2 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.