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?
_________________ - Kyle
"Oh man, that's like releasing a pack of wild baboons onto a keg of Icehouse next to a tied-up and gagged Lindsay Lohan." - Luca Brasi on TGR
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.
Post subject: Re: First thoughts on Spark R & D Dynafit Kits
Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:53 am
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2005 4:15 pm Posts: 372 Location: The land of MO (SLC)
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.
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i jus got sum longer m5 hardware now, hadta order a box o 100 so i gots excess, if anyone out there ended up with the comfort toepieces.... pm me if ya need the hookup.
stoked ta get my old ride back on the snow. she's same same as UB's, 169 titan... licensed to kill... do they make you carry a permit to pack that thing in the states?? or issit just all the socialists up here pushin gun control???