cobra_commanderYeah, outside of recreationally skinning up a groomer for fitness Dynafit isn’t really relevant in the touring market. They don’t even make a top 3 rando race ski/boot/binding. How fucking embarrassing. 10 years ago they had the clear best in class with both the TLT6, Vulcan/Mercury as well as the Radical binding. Had some good skis too. Now, the Hoji Pro is competitive but leave it to those fart sniffers to forget the toe lug on year one.
They should just make the inserts and sell the standard to boot and binding companies.
pomocca skins are still the best however, and it’s not super close.
Ok hold the phone. Not relevant in the touring market? That's a bit much given that their original design concept is over 30 years old yet still the basis of anyone seriously touring across the entire industry. I wonder what Fritz Barthel makes of the Duke PT.
The Radical 2.0/now Rotation is an amazingly tourable/skiable binding, both at the weight and for how relatively powerful it is. Still skiing the pair I picked up five years ago, and though I haven't skied the Raider 12 or Voyager, I'd be curious if they are as planted.
Yes, the Hoji Pro Tour has a tricky fit, and the speed nose is annoying, but in terms of walkability and skiability, it was on the leading edge. The XTD and Zero G Pro didn't even exist in their modern iterations when the Hoji Pro came out. That the Hoji lock system does more than connect a lever between walk and ski modes is important, and going into year four, mine still don't have any slop in ski mode. Never seen that in another touring boot that I've owned.
People praised the Vulcan and Mercury, but it's not like those boots fit super well for a big slice of people, especially the latter.
Personally, I'm excited to try the Radical Pro, but it's year one. Who knows might work or not.