Forums Boots Dynafit TLT 5 Mountain, WOW!
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  • #638533
    firstlight
    721 Posts

    @barrows wrote:

    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.

    Barrows
    Any chance you could post some photos of the Burton race plates mounted?
    Cheers

    Adam West

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    #638534
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    I am on dial up here (mountains above Boulder, CO) so the process required to post photos is a little difficult. Send me an e-mail and I am happy to send a couple of pics back when I get on a high speed connection with my laptop:

    barrowswdeg@aol.com

    #638535
    ashtonal
    3 Posts

    Anybody tried combination such as:

    DYNAFIT TLT MOUNTAIN TF-X or any very light hard boot
    TARGA ASCENT ELLE S/S or any plate binding

    How is the downhill feeling, not too bad compared to softboot with strap bindings?

    #638536
    vapor
    350 Posts

    @sog-nar wrote:

    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.

    Well that is a good price. I do tend to buy some things online and other from local shops.hopefully the small guy stays in business.hate to see a huge walmart with a desert of closed shops/for lease signs around it.

    #638537
    Zak
    74 Posts

    New TLT5’s on the way! :rock: :bananas:

    I will likely have a set of TLT4 Race Pro’s up for sale, size 27. They look like this – http://www.backcountry.com/dynafit-tlt-4-race-pro-tf-boot Great shape – I split time on them and my soft boots over one season – let me know if you’re interested, I’ll sell them cheap.

    #638538
    UTAH
    830 Posts

    Zak super interested in your old TLT 4’s, I’m not sure if I could fit a 9 I wear a ten but would love to see especially if your selling cheap. Just bought some DEELUXE boots but I’m with you and like to split between the two, just couldn’t afford new hardboots. Let’s talk soon.

    #638539
    Taylor
    792 Posts

    For those riding these boots – are they sized accurately, or do they tend run large or small relative to one’s foot size?

    @sun_rocket

    #638540
    Zak
    74 Posts

    I’d say they run maybe a half size small – dynafit’s size chart says 27 mondopoint is a 9, but I wear an 8.5 street shoe and their 27 fits me great. 26.5 was too short. I think the half sizes are just thinner liners in the same shell – i.e., the 26.5 is a thinner liner in a 26 shell.

    #638541
    akmooserider
    11 Posts

    I wear size 10.5 salomon GTX trail running shoes and size 11.5 Burton Driver X’s. The 29 is perfect lengthwise, and very snug midfoot.
    On another note, the walkmode in these boots is amazing. Night and day better then touring in the Burtons.

    #638543
    Sog-Nar
    24 Posts

    Regarding size… I measure 10.5 USA, and the boot fitters at my local shop put me in a TLT 5 Mountain size 28.

    On another note, I just finished modifying a burton race plate binding to the voile slider plate. Seemed like there is some interest in this thread in pairing this binding set up to the TLT5. I’ll post some pictures of the build process and finished product. Here is the link (I put the thread in the binding forum)

    viewtopic.php?f=11&t=12003

    #638544
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    Another sizing data point:

    I am a US 10.5/11 in most stuff, and am in a 28 TLT5. I woudl not want to go to a larger shell, as the close fit and anatomical shape of this boot is a big part of it’s high performance.

    #638545
    TravelingAce
    5 Posts

    Now this might be a ridiculous question, I don’t know yet, but would these boots perform good without switching my spark bindings? Can I ride these boots in my regular bindings? Since I’ve never seen nor heard of this I’ll assume no, but what do you think?

    I’m not a gear head, just a BC snow fanatic. I’m relatively new to spliting but not to riding and certainly not to exploring the backcountry! That said, I NEED new boots, been riding some old burtons for what must be the last 8 years or so (it’s foolish, I know, but I just never really paid my boots much attention until a 10 day BC splity tour last spring in which I struggled to maintain dry feet.)

    With the release of the spark boot, that’s the direction I am leaning but, wow, people really seem to love these boots! And I will certainly be needing something capable of steep rock and ice bootin both with and without crampons. The lighter weight, the better!

    Cheers

    #638546
    Zak
    74 Posts

    Nah, these are meant to be used with dynafit toe pieces (for ski mode) and plate bindings (which bolt to the Voile tracks and rides up in your pack). They’d be pretty awful in a strap binding.

    #638547
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    @travelingace wrote:

    Now this might be a ridiculous question, I don’t know yet, but would these boots perform good without switching my spark bindings? Can I ride these boots in my regular bindings? Since I’ve never seen nor heard of this I’ll assume no, but what do you think?

    I’m not a gear head, just a BC snow fanatic. I’m relatively new to spliting but not to riding and certainly not to exploring the backcountry! That said, I NEED new boots, been riding some old burtons for what must be the last 8 years or so (it’s foolish, I know, but I just never really paid my boots much attention until a 10 day BC splity tour last spring in which I struggled to maintain dry feet.)

    With the release of the spark boot, that’s the direction I am leaning but, wow, people really seem to love these boots! And I will certainly be needing something capable of steep rock and ice bootin both with and without crampons. The lighter weight, the better!

    Cheers

    No, do not bother to try that, the boots would not fit the bindings vey well, and the riding performance would suck. Also you would not save any weight: the weight savings with these boots comes from the light weight plate binding, at more than a pound lighter than a Spark binding, not from the boots (which weigh about the as a Burton Driver X).

    #638548
    TravelingAce
    5 Posts

    Thanks guys. Yeah, I figured such but ya never know, ya know. It’s been 15 years since I’ve skied and a long time since I’ve bought new boots, I’m kinda out of the loop. And was just never stoked on staying up with gear. Leaning now towards the Sparks boots but certainly going to be looking into the tlt5 and some plate bindings.

    Cheers

    #638549
    norriegga
    25 Posts

    I’m curious what boot stance angles you are running with your dynafit AT boots.

    I run an older set of dynafit TLT4’s with Bomber plate bindings. My stance angles are (approx.) +15 up front and +9 in the rear. Each binding is canted by 4 degrees inward (leaning toward the centre of the board).

    I’m now setting up a second board for traveling in the backcountry with kites. It’s a twin tip Prior AMF and I am setting it up duck stance.

    Does anyone ride ducky with AT or hard boots? Would I cant this setup similar to my other board?

    I’m curious because it would be the least amount of work for me to simply use my existing bindings interchangeably. Otherwise, I’ll order up a pair of Voile plates.

    One more lingering question from this thread, did anyone ever have a chance to try out the Dynafit TLT5 with the Bomber splitboard binding? I’m itching to find out whether the boot will fit securely with the thick wire bail of the Bomber.

    Thanks, Steve

    #638550
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    Same stance here with soft or hard boots:

    30-27 degrees front foot

    15-12 degrees rear foot

    I might adjust some to match board width, as my effective board widths vary somewhat.

    With appropriate mods to the TLT5, I would expect you could ride them duck with no problems.

    #638551
    norriegga
    25 Posts

    I’m a little nervous even trying out a duck like stance after so many years riding with both toes pointing forward…

    Did you get a chance to try the TLT5 boots with the Bomber binding yet?

    #638552
    Crooked Thumbs
    8 Posts

    I finally got around to trying these on today and I was pretty impressed. Super light! Got sized for a 29. Barrows, I see you’re riding a size 28-do you think the slider plate could accommodate a size 29 with the raceplate combo (sole length 317mm)? Anyone else rocking these in a 29 with burton raceplates and got them to fit on the slider plate?

    #638553
    Wasatch_Don
    101 Posts

    As an update, I’ve been using these with some Bomber Sidewinder bindings and they are working well so far. They don’t feel like they will twist in the binding or pull out at all.

    I have next week off of work and will continue to stress them but so far so good.

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