Forums Boots Dynafit TLT 5 Mountain, WOW!
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  • #638513
    trimbax
    3 Posts

    @barrows wrote:

    Ask Damien Sanders!

    Clearly this is nonsense. AT boots will need some mods to get them to flex the same as soft boots, but they can be modded to flex any way that you would like with a little ingenuity and craftiness.
    That said, if my concern was riding pipe or park, I would choose soft boots-but I do not find any pipes or parks out in the backcountry.

    Sure but I am not DAMIEN SANDERS 😀

    Anyway I more and more persuaded that TLT 5 is the right choice :headbang:

    Thanks…

    #638514
    Mig
    2 Posts

    @barrows wrote:

    I also do not use the (optional) ski tongue.

    Would you be willing to sell them? I’m looking for plastic tongues to reshape and replace the flimsy RAF inserts in my 2011 Driver X. I bought these to replace my 2008s, and they are waaaay to flexy compared to my old ones. I’m a very very heavy dude…

    #638515
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    Mig: I like to hold on to these parts as they may be useful for me in the future, for mods, etc.
    If you need some tongues for modding your soft boots, Scarpa sells their AT tongues separately. Any Scarpa dealer should be able to order you some tongues that will do the job. I would recommend getting some of the Scarpa “Touring” tongues, these should work fine for your project.

    #638516
    Mig
    2 Posts

    Thank you very very much for the info, barrows! I will try to find the Scarpa “Touring” tongues. And sorry for hi-jacking your thread… 😳

    #638517
    dacksdescents
    50 Posts

    What bindings are people using with the TLT5’s? Any problems getting the front throw to lock securely on the boot toe?

    #638518
    norriegga
    25 Posts

    To add to the binding question…I am more concerned by the heel ledge/indentation area for seating the wire bail on the Bomber plate binding. The Bomber has a really thick bail where the TLT5 looks to have a thinner slot on the heel side than my old TLT4s – which are super-awesome for splitting by the way. I foresee a time in which the shells of my TLT4s will start to lose integrity and I will need to upgrade. So far, the 5s are my #1 choice, assuming that they will mate well with the bomber bindings.

    I have a picture of what I am talking about…but how to do upload an image on here?

    #638519
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    Yup. I would not feel safe using Bomber bindings or Cateks with this boot because of the their oversize bail wires. I suspect one could twist out of the binding.
    Of course, it would be sort of pointless to use such a lightweight boot with such an overbuilt/heavy binding. I use Burton Race Plate toe and heel pieces direct mounted to the Voile Slider, and they are totally secure with this boot, as well as being superlight, and very low to the board. This is a fantastic set up.

    #638520
    Wasatch_Don
    101 Posts

    @barrows wrote:

    I use Burton Race Plate toe and heel pieces direct mounted to the Voile Slider, and they are totally secure with this boot, as well as being superlight, and very low to the board. This is a fantastic set up.

    Hi Barrows. One of the reasons I didn’t pick up the TLT5s was that I use Bomber plates. I’m thinking of giving them a shot this year but where do I buy Burton Race Plates? Since I’m riding mostly powder, the Bombers are overkill but I broke a pair of the Voile plate bindings so something in between would be ideal.

    #638521
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    Don,

    Best bet is to watch ebay, and if you see a pair of Raceplates, jump on them, as they seem to go pretty fast. Otherwise, Bomber does sell the Raceplate as the the “Ibex” binding as an expensive new binding.
    Note that you will have to modify the the Voile slider plate to fit the Raceplate toe and heel pieces, and you will not really be able to adjust it for different size boots-but new slider plates are pretty cheap, so this is not a big deal. Also note that Chris Klug (a pretty big guy) won an Olympic medal riding this binding, set up properly you do not have to worry about breaking it.

    #638522
    Wasatch_Don
    101 Posts

    Thanks Barrows, I’ll keep an eye on Ebay and pick up the Ibex if I can’t find anything between now and the season.

    Even if I don’t end up with the TLT5s, this helps me a lot… I was getting tired of hauling the Bombers up the hill in my pack.

    When you say you had to mod the slider plates, that just mean drilling some holes?

    #638523
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    Yeah, the mounting holes do not line up, so the holes in the slider plate have to be filed, or in some cases, new holes drilled to fit the Raceplate toe and heel pieces. Also note that the slider plate is only long enough to accommodate boot sizes up to about 28.5/29 with a direct mount.

    #638524
    vapor
    350 Posts

    WOW!These boots are near perfect out of the box.Might be alittle too soft in the front foot without the tongue but im figuring that will be the only mod ill have to do.Saved a bunch of weight and the degree of ankle movement is huge when touring.
    Barrows called it spot on.

    #638525
    norriegga
    25 Posts

    Thanks for the info… I’m still waiting for somebody that has had a chance to test the TLT5 MTN with the Bomber Splitboard binding. If that combo works, I’m going to replace my 9 year old Dynafit boots in an instant!

    #638526
    Crooked Thumbs
    8 Posts

    Barrows, any concern with the Intuition liners being too big for the shell? I was looking at these boots last year and was told if I wanted to put a different liner in I should size up a bit since the stock liners are so thin. Have you replaced your liners yet?

    #638527
    vapor
    350 Posts

    Boot volume is a concern for sure.Iwas running zzero boots for the last 3 years and went up a half size. Tried the stock zzero liners in the new boots and got a tighter fit.

    #638528
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    Crooked: I have not replaced the liners yet, but I am not really concerned. My previous experience with Intuitions is that they will mold even in low volume shells without problems. I would not recommend sizing up the shell size of the TLT 5s, as I feel a big part of their excellent performance is due to the close fit and anatomical design of the shell.
    For me, the Zzero 3s were a little high in volume for a great fit in a 28, so the TLT 5 with its closer fit is great in a 28.

    #638529
    Wasatch_Don
    101 Posts

    Hi Guys,

    I’ve been doing some additional research over the last few weeks and would like to summarize what I’ve learned…

    Boots: As Barrows pointed out earlier in the thread, the TLT5 Mountain and Performance shells are almost identical in weight with the main difference being the additional stiffness that the carbon upper on the Performance provides. I didn’t like the feel of the carbon model at all but I can see how it would be better for skiing. I’m pretty heavy(215lbs) and the Mountain flexed enough for me that I don’t anticipate any mods at all.

    Liners: The liner on the Mountain is terrible. It is heavy and has a rubber sole that is only cool if you want to wear your liners around the yurt all weekend. The liner in the Performance model is much better, but Barrows is probably right and should be upgraded with an Intuition.

    Tip of the week: Dynafit only ships the Mountain with the crappy liner here to the US. However, you can purchase the Mountain with the better liner from outside the US if you can stomach the shipping. I would suggest:

    http://www.telemark-pyrenees.com/en/dynafittlt5mountaintf1112-p-48710.html

    Right now, the exchange rate is working in our favor and my bill came in under $600 including shipping. That’s compared to $750 at backcountry.com with the crappy liner.

    I would suggest you find a local store to try these on first, it could get expensive if you had to send them back.

    I should have my boots next week, I’ll try them on with some Bomber bindings and see how they feel.

    #638530
    Spencer
    128 Posts

    No. Don’t be that guy who uses the local shops for try on purposes only.

    #638531
    vapor
    350 Posts

    @spencer wrote:

    Esp when you go touring with the owner and he checks out your new boots,you can kiss your deals goodbye from then on.

    #638532
    Sog-Nar
    24 Posts

    Sorry Vapor…FYI Recently bought a pair of TLT5 Mountains from snowinn.com for a decent price. They sold the boot for $466 USD with $35 shipping. Snowinn.com is based in Spain. Didn’t have to pay any custom taxes or duties and the boots arrived in 4 days. Thumbs up on this transaction.

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