Forums Boots Dynafit TLT 5 Mountain, WOW!
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  • #638773
    summersgone
    820 Posts

    My experience is when the bottom strap is unbuckled, I feel some slop that you might be referring to. I put them as loose as possible but buckled on the bottom. Keeps my feet in place on the bottom, top open.

    #638774
    cometogether
    385 Posts

    exactly what summersgone is referring to, the liner sliding on the sole of the boot, usually when skinning something steeper. Its not a huge deal and I don’t notice it going downhill. MUCH less noticeable when the lower buckle is tighter. Temps where stupid cold so I’m sure that doesn’t help the rubbery surface of the liner stick to brittle cold plastic. They have been molded with a super feet and feel pretty dang good.

    Super stoked on the increase in natural stride length these provide. Touring is faster and easier now.

    Riding them still needs some adjustment, pretty stiff horizontally, (tip to tail) in comparison, but in blower it’s easy to manage. Hard pack crusties might be a little interesting. 😯

    only one day on them so far and can’t wait till tomorrow!

    #638775
    HikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    ^ You could try the sticky fabric they sell to put under doormats or in tool drawers so they dont slide? Or adding an additional sole between the liner and shell.

    #638776
    NorSplit
    2 Posts

    Hey guys!
    A lot of interesting reading here!

    I really don’t know much about these setups, so I was wondering if someone could do a little writeup:

    I want to know what my possibilities are in terms of the different “binding” setups.
    I see someone talk about Spark bindings, some dynafit bindings etc.
    Voile Plates Are these any good?

    #638777
    NorwegianDan
    109 Posts

    @norsplit wrote:

    Hey guys!
    A lot of interesting reading here!

    I really don’t know much about these setups, so I was wondering if someone could do a little writeup:

    I want to know what my possibilities are in terms of the different “binding” setups.
    I see someone talk about Spark bindings, some dynafit bindings etc.
    Voile Plates Are these any good?

    Hey norsplit.

    In short, you have these options:
    – any type of carving binding (with bails) mounted on a voile slider plate or a spark baseplate, that slide onto your pucks.
    – voile mountain plates on voile slider plates.
    – Phantom splitboard binding, if you can get them. Recently the second production run was shipped out, so a good bet is to look out for a second hand set from last years first run.
    – Firstlight hardboot bindings

    It’s all on here – just search and read up 🙂

    A useful tip someone once gave me here was to use google for searching this site. Just use site:www.splitboard.com.

    For instance:

    site:www.splitboard.com voile mountain plate
    site:www.splitboard.com phantom
    site:www.splitboard.com hard boot bindings

    Dan

    #638778
    lernr
    233 Posts

    I got a pair of the TLT 5 Mtn too.

    Quite a performance fit good for actual skiing right now as is (brand new) but not for skinning – I would have gotten a size bigger if I could find it. Unfortunately, no dice. Seem to be very hard to find in good condition in larger sizes.

    Will be molding with double toe caps and what not soon, may even need to punch ’em a bit

    CHeers
    Ivo

    #638779
    96avs01
    875 Posts

    @norwegiandan wrote:

    In short, you have these options:
    – any type of carving binding (with bails) mounted on a voile slider plate or a spark baseplate, that slide onto your pucks.
    – voile mountain plates on voile slider plates.
    – Phantom splitboard binding, if you can get them. Recently the second production run was shipped out, so a good bet is to look out for a second hand set from last years first run.
    – Firstlight hardboot bindings

    Dan

    I would also add that it looks like Spark will have a hardboot binding option next year, see 2015 Gear thread

    Cheers

    165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
    163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
    162 Furberg

    Chris

    #638780
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    @96avs01 wrote:

    @norwegiandan wrote:

    In short, you have these options:
    – any type of carving binding (with bails) mounted on a voile slider plate or a spark baseplate, that slide onto your pucks.
    – voile mountain plates on voile slider plates.
    – Phantom splitboard binding, if you can get them. Recently the second production run was shipped out, so a good bet is to look out for a second hand set from last years first run.
    – Firstlight hardboot bindings

    Dan

    I would also add that it looks like Spark will have a hardboot option next year, see 2015 Gear thread

    Cheers

    Chris, maybe I am dense, but I cannot find any info on this Spark hard boot? What page in the 2015 gear thread?

    #638781
    96avs01
    875 Posts

    @barrows wrote:

    Chris, maybe I am dense, but I cannot find any info on this Spark hard boot? What page in the 2015 gear thread?

    Sorry, edited my post to reflect “binding” on Page 11 of that thread.

    165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
    163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
    162 Furberg

    Chris

    #638782
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    @96avs01 wrote:

    @barrows wrote:

    Chris, maybe I am dense, but I cannot find any info on this Spark hard boot? What page in the 2015 gear thread?

    Sorry, edited my post to reflect “binding” on Page 11 of that thread.

    Understood, this is the binding I asked Will to make three years ago, of well, too little too late for Spark RnD.

    #638783
    firstlight
    721 Posts

    Barrows
    I too asked Will and they were not interested, I also asked Voile!
    In the end I made my own, sometimes its the only way.
    Looking at the design its got some nice concepts but I’m unsure how the front of the Tesla system lifts up if the bail is there?
    I have made a few HB protos and from now on will leave my designs off line as to not let the ideas out!

    Adam West

    www.firstlightsurfboards.com.au
    www.firstlightsnowboards.com.au
    www.splitfest.com.au
    www.snowsafety.com.au
    www.mrbc.com.au
    www.backcountryglobal.com
    www.alpinefirstaid.com.au

    #638784
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    @firstlight wrote:

    Barrows
    I too asked Will and they were not interested, I also asked Voile!
    In the end I made my own, sometimes its the only way.
    Looking at the design its got some nice concepts but I’m unsure how the front of the Tesla system lifts up if the bail is there?
    I have made a few HB protos and from now on will leave my designs off line as to not let the ideas out!

    Yup, that is how we got Phantoms, necessity is the mother of invention. I am very happy now, as the Phantom interface is miles better than pucks. I really have no interest at all in Will’s plate binding now, I am not sure if it really includes the touring portion of the Tesla interface? I expect that anyone serious about hard boot splitboarding is going to be using Tech toe pieces anyway.

    #638785
    firstlight
    721 Posts

    Barrows
    Exactly right
    The base plate appears to be different to the Tesla
    No touring parts as you can’t tour with a base plate anyway due to boot length and the front bail attachment plates are screwed in!+
    not a straight swap as one would have thought

    See differences here

    Looks to have the lever concept of the Tesla without the pins.

    Adam West

    www.firstlightsurfboards.com.au
    www.firstlightsnowboards.com.au
    www.splitfest.com.au
    www.snowsafety.com.au
    www.mrbc.com.au
    www.backcountryglobal.com
    www.alpinefirstaid.com.au

    #638786
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Being able to use a common, affordable, non-proprietary interface for hard and soft boots is quite practical. Bear in mind not all of us are full time hardbooters, have our own shop equipment, have a fuck ton of liquid cash and time to tinker, and not everyone is obsessed with specs and tolerances. TETO :twocents:

    BTW Sparks accompanying marketing blurb about the Dyno binders indicates they intend it to match with Dynafit toes and that they will continue selling them.

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #638787
    96avs01
    875 Posts

    @barrows wrote:

    @96avs01 wrote:

    @barrows wrote:

    Chris, maybe I am dense, but I cannot find any info on this Spark hard boot? What page in the 2015 gear thread?

    Sorry, edited my post to reflect “binding” on Page 11 of that thread.

    Understood, this is the binding I asked Will to make three years ago, of well, too little too late for Spark RnD.

    Agreed, Phantoms FTW…now, can we please get some Pacific storms to stack up and soak the West Coast!!! PRETTY PLEASE!!! :deadhorse:

    165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
    163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
    162 Furberg

    Chris

    #638788
    FloImSchnee
    291 Posts

    Guys, I’ve seen pictures in this forum of users giving advice on how to cut the cuff down to improve medial flex.
    Couldn’t find them in this thread,
    can you help me out?

    Thanks a lot!

    EDIT: found it in the TLT6 thread.

    #638789
    egm3011
    1 Posts

    I had been using hardboots (Raichle SB413 w/ BTS) for carving groomers and softboots for powder/all mountain. I don’t splitboard, yet. Thanks to Buell, I followed his link from Bomberonline.com to the Splitboarder.com Furberg thread. I ended up buying a Furberg 162 which I’ve ridden in powder with both softboots and my Raichle hardboots. I think the Furberg is a great resort board and it carves great for a powder board.

    Now thanks to this thread, I bought a pair TLT5 Mountain boots.

    Instead of modding the Forward Lean Slot, I used a shoestring and some 3/8” OD tubing to block the forward lean tab (similar to the post on pg.15). This allowed maximum toeside range of movement while keeping the top buckle tight. I used both the Dynafit optional tongue and the Eliminator tongue to give me the stiffness on the toeside flex that I wanted. The tight upper cuff and tongues acted as the stop for heelside flex. When I ride with steeper binding angles on my Coiler 171 for carving hardpack (54 deg front/51deg back) and Furberg 162 (33 deg front / 30 deg back), I don’t like any forward lean, so loss of the forward lean in this mode didn’t’ bother me.

    I decided to also try the Dynafit boots on my Burton Custom 152 (with Burton plates) for the park/pipe. For this mode, I left the top buckle undone (for tweakability) and engaged the forward lean tab by using a Booster Strap. If the forward lean tab is NOT engaged while the top buckle is undone, you lose highback support for heelside turns. I like forward lean on shallow binding angles (18F / 9B) so having forward lean in this mode felt good. I also wore the Eliminator tongues, but moved those inward to prevent shin bang on the medial flex. I did NOT use the Dynafit removable tongue in this mode.

    This mode worked great. I was able to tweak my methods and tail grabs just as well as my soft setup. Even with only the bottom buckle engaged (plus Booster strap underneath the top buckle that was left open), the Dynafit gave me better heel hold down than my soft setup (T1 boots / Burton C60 bindings).

    With the TLT5 working so well, I’ll be able to retire my old Raichle hardboots AND the K2 T1 softboots.

    The only problems I had with the TLT5 were due to the Eliminator tongues moving around. I’ll have to try the Intuition wrapstyle liners from the Raichles to see if I can eliminate the Eliminator tongues. I don’t want to cut the shells to eliminate shin bang except as a last resort.

    #638790
    Powder_Rider
    498 Posts

    Eliminator tongues moving around. I’ll have to try the Intuition wrapstyle liners from the Raichles to see if I can eliminate the Eliminator tongue

    The Elimator Tongues should not move around in the liner (underneath the liner tongue, if the supplied Velcro patches are used.

    #638791

    This sale came across my email box:
    http://store.allspeed.com/dynafit-tlt5-mountain-at-ski-boot-2012-2013/
    $449 for new TLT5’s and they have some normal sizes as well.

    #776816
    WhitePine
    503 Posts

    Is anyone successfully riding the TLT5 Mountain without any mods? I’m curious especially about usage with Phantom bindings. I would thinking that with canting on the bindings and no dynafit tongue in place, there might not be a need for cutting the cuff.

    Is anyone not cutting a longer slot in the forward lean tab?

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