Seems like I was just out of the WildSnow shop, then I’m back again helping with another Dynafit FT-12 custom supermount. This time, guest blogger Dave showed up with his new Black Diamond Method boots and a pair of Killowatts. We pulled his Fritschis off the Killos and spun the screws on the new FT-12s. The plan, he’ll test the ’12s as an aggressive skier with enough mass to give the new grabbers a run for their money.
Interesting observation during this project was that the Method boot’s sole block moves a tiny amount when torqued to the side in the Dynafit binding. That’ll be important to watch, as anything that moves over and over again in a mechanical system may eventually wear. If I’d ever wondered why the Dynafit ZZeus boot uses 6 scews and a flange for the front sole block attachment, now I think I see why. It’ll be interesting this winter to see if Dynafit’s solution is overkill or not. I suspect not. Nonetheless, the BD boots use a beefy attachment system as well. This has been tested and engineered, so I’ve got faith in it too. WildSnow’s real-world testing will tell the tale.