Dynafit TLT Heel Space Adjustment


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | March 7, 2006      

I get regular emails asking how to adjust the Dynafit binding heel unit clearance, e.g., the space between boot heel and binding. This adjustment is critical for the performance of the binding — many complaints about Dynafits not working can be traced to this adjustment being off. While I did cover this in my famous Dynafit FAQ, it’s buried and hard to find. I’ll add the photo below to the FAQ so the info is easier to get. Meanwhile, here you go!

Dynafit backcountry skiing binding adjustment
With all Dynafit backcountry skiing bindings the heel space adjustment is critical. The TLT model shown above requires a heel space of 4 mm, which is set by using a shim and adjusting the binding for/aft position until the shim is snug but not jammed. The confusing part of the process is that the TLT has a bump that the shim should be set on top of, as shown in the photo. If you place the shim in front of the bump you’ll end up with too much space. The Comfort model Dynafit binding has the same adjustment, only the shim/space is 6 mm.


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One Response to “Dynafit TLT Heel Space Adjustment”

  1. Jan Wellford March 8th, 2006 6:41 am

    Lou, great picture–very descriptive. Thanks again for your help.

    The following is for serious gearheads only:

    FYI, the Dynafit jig places the holes
    such that the heel has to be in the maximum forward position for proper
    spacing. Seems stupid, and the only reason I could think of would be
    that it would then allow for one shell size larger to fit in the same
    mount. So, I tried it with Lasers (mounted to a 27, tried to fit a 28)
    and it turns out it doesn’t even allow for the bigger boot to fit the
    same mount (at the heel’s farthest back position there is only about 3mm
    of space, so it fits but not properly). Just another reason
    not to use the jig.

    Best regards,
    Jan

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