I’ve got a pair of Dynafit Manaslu 2011/12 with Radical FT/ST binders we’re running through the WildSnow laboratory. More details later. For now, as many of you know, the Radical has a different hole pattern than all previous Dynafit backcountry skiing binding models (all Dynafit toes had the same screw hole pattern for a couple of decades). The evolved hole pattern has raised important questions about what Dynafit will do with the binding screw inserts in their skis, as well as what it will be like mounting the new bindings. Here you go (click images to enlarge).
More later folks. Teaser: The pair of Manaslu 2011/12 weigh one ounce per ski LESS (50.5 oz) than the original model, 178 cm. If these things ski even better, that’s amazing. If they ski just as good, at least we’re not going backwards.
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.