We don’t usually publish press releases verbatim here at WildSnow.com, but I’m excited about this aftermarket Dynafit heel lifter so I’ll ditto the info here as a preliminary take (I also reported on this last winter when it was first announced, but was not able to get test samples). And yes, Virginia, RandoGear.com will import and sell the unit, and yes they advertise here at WildSnow.com. We’ll be receiving a review unit shortly, and promise an honest take despite our association with the seller/distributor. Following is the official verbiage — bear in mind we are not endorsing the product at this time because we have not tested it:
Big Mountain Sports, Inc., owner of www.randogear.com , is proud to announce that it has been chosen as the North American Distributor of the Maruelli Click-Clack ultralight climbing post upgrade for use with Dynafit bindings. The Click-clack is available for wholesale distribution to select dealers of backcountry ski gear or for retail sales directly to consumers. The retail price will be $140 US.
Replacing the top heel plate and climbing post on past and current models of Dynafit bindings, the Click-Clack allows the user to move from flat touring mode to the mid-elevation mode by easily clicking a spring-loaded lever and without turning the binding to a new position. This allows for faster transitions between modes and provides a longer life for the difficult to replace bushings within the binding itself. It also saves weight over the factory equipped heel lifter style lever and is more durable. Machined from Aircraft grade aluminum, each pair is thoroughly tested and stamped with a serial number for quality control. The plate also features a high-elevation mode that is as high or higher than the stock binding, giving the user the ability to climb in steep terrain.
For more information, Please visit the Maruelli website.
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.