1990 was a very good year. After patenting his distruptive “tech” binding in 1984, Fritz Barthel finally found someone with the vision and smarts to mainstream it. Dynafit. Check it out. (We do these brief linked blog posts as a place for commenting on our museum pages, and to insure search results are useful.) Commenters, did you ski the Purple People Eater? I happen to like the colorway, how about you? Dynafit wants to know (smile).
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. For more about Lou, please see his personal website at https://www.loudawson.com/ (Blogger stats: 5 foot 10 inches (178 cm) tall, 160 lbs (72574.8 grams).