Dynafit Boot Apetite Enhancement

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Got an okay on this teaser. Dynafit has pulled out all the stops on their boot line. They’ve basically improved or changed every boot shell in the line. More later but I thought this shot from Monetebelluna was a good appetizer.

Dynafit boot tease.

Dynafit boot tease, check it out.

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13 Responses to “Dynafit Boot Apetite Enhancement”

  1. Randonnee January 13th, 2011 11:02 am

    I am straining my eyes to look at those tiny boot images!

  2. Tom Gos January 13th, 2011 11:39 am

    Tease! Seriously though, you might let the Euro Dynafit guys know that there are all kinds of photos/info leaking out onto the interweb from the trade shows. It kind of defeats building suspense ahead of their official product launch.

  3. mc January 13th, 2011 12:00 pm

    Randonee, what length are your Stokes? I believe you have the Manaslu in 187cm. Getting various opinions on sizing up or down.

  4. Pierce Oz January 13th, 2011 12:40 pm

    Just got the new Powder Mag last night, which featured a heavily modified Dynafit Titan frankenboot one of the pros built (forgot who at the moment), and also talked about wishing some of the TLT5 and DyNA features would make it into freeride boots. I wonder if any of the mods are making it into production!

  5. Randonnee January 13th, 2011 4:37 pm

    mc,

    My Stokes are 182 cm. The Zzero4 drives them well and not bad for walking over skins. But, I truly enjoy my Manaslu 178cm with Zzero3 in soft snow only. I am unusual (?) in that I am only interested in skinning and skiing and enjoy the up and the tour as much as the down. But I like to ski down well with no crashes and linked nice lines. At 6′ 1″ I kick turn uphill just fine on the Stoke 182..But I try to keep my speed downhill reasonable since I need to make it back to work in one piece…so I do not often push it hard like 20 years ago. I think if you want to be aggro Stoke will do it for you.

    The Stokes handle firm snow with ease and much better than Manaslu, Stoke have a considerably more powerful feel under my large carcass, The Stoke ski hard and stable, want to open up the speed. What I think is cool is that I can also ski the Stokes through the trees or cliffs sort of smearing them through the tight stuff as I can do with the Manaslu.

    Manaslu and Zzero3 is so light, and I may go to the lighter TLT5. Also, on a tour with north slope forest the Manaslu in 178 for me was just easy to weave the trees and zip down a summer trail. The Manaslu will carry me at speed and in tough snow, but one needs to be on the finesse more with Manaslu than Stoke- just point the Stoke in my experience.

    If I were skiing in area or wanted to ski hard downhill while touring I would get the longer skis. However I have, to paraphrase Backcountry Mag “a bias for the tour.”

  6. mc January 13th, 2011 4:49 pm

    Thanks for the reply. So far that’s 50% to go shorter and 50% for longer. Waiting for Mr. Hill to reply but he’s probably either sleeping or working on a massive honey-to-do list!

  7. scott January 13th, 2011 4:57 pm

    I have the 182 stokes (6’2 185lbs) they ski great. I wish i had the 191s, but in reality the 182s are just fine, they handle pretty much any BC condition well. but are great on the windpack as they are edgy, and they do awesome in the powder. I also find that if you are a competent skier they turn very well in tight trees. The seem to be geared to skiers with solid technique. I would feel a little more solid at speed with the 191, but jumps turns on ice and tight skin tracks make the 182 nice.

    For the weight/dimensions, the Stoke 182 is pretty ideal. I went with the precut Dynafit skins for my Stokes, they weigh a LOT less than my BD skins, grip nearly as well and glide better

  8. Kelly January 13th, 2011 5:35 pm

    mc –
    I have the 182′s as well. Keep in mind that the binding location is a bit further back than a typical alpine ski in the same length, but the early rise tip allows them to ski a bit shorter as they really push the tip up and out of the snow at speed. I noticed the rearward binding location immediately and it took some getting used to after coming off of 179 prophets/barons. I would like to try the 173′s to compare with the 182.
    Curious what your height/weight is and what skis you are currently skiing.

  9. mc January 13th, 2011 6:12 pm

    Kelly, I’m 6’1”, 185lbs in my birthday suit. Currently have the Manaslu’s in 187 cm. I come from a contact sports background to which my skiing attests!:mrgreen:
    There is a good review on TGR by MarkR who also has the 187cm Manaslu and has skied the Stoke in both 182 and 191 and he prefers the longer length.

  10. Federico January 14th, 2011 10:04 am

    I hope you like my office ;-)

  11. Lou January 14th, 2011 10:17 am

    If you don’t have a view of the Alps, you might as well have a view of the boots :D

  12. Federico January 14th, 2011 10:46 am

    yeah… from my window unfortunately I see only a state road full of traffic all day long :-(

  13. Lou January 14th, 2011 10:49 am

    And if I may say so myself, the boots like very nice all lined up there!

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