Ok, I guess the cat is out of the bag, or at least his head and a leg. As a loyal little Dynafitter, I’m of course always careful not to jump the gun on showing their new product — lest they stick my neck in a ZZero boot cuff and leave me to sprout edelweiss. But once I see the new gear in public display such as was recently unveiled on the ISPO website, the game changes. So here are some teasers from ISPO, and tomorrow I’ll be using and fondling the real stuff, not just messing with photos.
See the ISPO site for more:
Here is the binding catalog copy from the ISPO site, translated by Google (amazing what a poor job Google translate still does with German):
For the winter season 2011/12 Dynafit presents the RADICAL Series greatly simplified further in the ski bindings…
Aluminum and carbon are called the light-weights in the Radical series of materials…
Within the RADICAL series of four models have been developed to cater to the needs of different types of tours:
In freeride touring is the RADICAL FT an absolute revolution in the market that any departure orient hikers convinced that the ski is in LOCK state by the interaction of carbon plate and rear rubber shock clear in its bending stiffness and offers optimum edge grip and directional stability. In the UNLOCK the natural curve of the ski is restored.
And here is some of the boot copy, with hyperbole edited out:
DYNAFIT PRESENTS A NEW HIGHLIGHT FROM ITS CORE DISCIPLINE: THE REVOLUTION RUNNING SHOE – THE DY.N.A. EVO The Dy.N.A EVO represents two years after the successful Launch of the Dy.N.A. DYNAFIT presents thereby a relevant development within the range the ski Running shoes. The manufacturer profits from experience for many years and close co-operation with the athletes from the DYNAFIT team. In the comparison to the predecessor model with the Dy.N.A EVO still more weight and the passport form was saved was continued to optimize. No other shoe at the market offers a comparable performance with such a small weight. …A very easy and fast operable buckle system. Ultra LOCK for simultaneous opening and closing of the Schaftschnalle. A short and mobile sole for ideal stop. Not only for ski route running runners DYNAFIT presents a new highlight. More boots: For the departure-oriented variant within the range FreeTouring gives it immediately with the ZZERO 4, „the GREEN MACHINE “to new flag ship a shoe. That ZZERO 4 is the first 4-Schnaller route shoe with a full carbon fibre shank. For an optimal shank rotation and mobility also in the deepest Powder.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.