Classic Rando Binding — Second Gen Low Tech Dynafit Added to Online Museum


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | July 20, 2007      

Got another binding page done for our online virtual museum of backcountry skiing. Check it out. Remember your comments about these bindings form a valuable part of the museum, so feel free to make observations, ask questions, whatever. Thanks in advance!

Low tech Dynafit binding history 1987 1988.

First or second generation “Low Tech” backcountry skiing binding, 1986, probably pre production, production model painted red. This is probably the first model that was retailed by Fritz Barthel of Bad Haering, Austria.

Dynafit early 3 thumbnail.

Dynafit early 3 thumbnail.

Comments

7 Responses to “Classic Rando Binding — Second Gen Low Tech Dynafit Added to Online Museum”

  1. Ryan July 21st, 2007 11:15 am

    “Don’t you know the cell tower is on that point thing behind us!!”

  2. Mark July 21st, 2007 1:09 pm

    I just got a new phone, presumably one of the most effective on the market, but I doubt it will do me much good in many of the places I want to explore in CO. By the way, the second generation Dynafit is cool and demonstrates again that simplicity can be best.

  3. dave downing July 23rd, 2007 10:21 am

    lou. in case you didn’t notice, NO cell phones work way out there…that’s why we go way out there.

    As for this comment : “f you use AT&T in Colorado, you’ve probably experienced the spotty coverage nearly anywhere rural and even within some city areas.” I have definitely had better luck with at&t than many of my verizon friends. Have you ever tried to use a sprint phone in Bonedale? Nothing…

    anyway, had to defend my cell company 🙂

    go consumerism, go!

  4. Matt Kinney July 23rd, 2007 10:53 am

    I solved the cellphone issue by just getting a satphone. It has a cell phone function also, so I can use either. This is becoming a more affordable option these days and , more reliable in the case of an unfortunate accident in the BC. I have tested it in some deep and dark places and its amazing. Fits nicely in a pack as they are getting more compact and lighter. If you have not checked out a satphone recently, its worth looking at again.

    good to hear your boy is done with camp..good on him

  5. Scott Bower July 23rd, 2007 1:59 pm

    Sprint is definitely worse.

  6. Ryan July 23rd, 2007 7:48 pm

    When I was an outdoor newspaper reporter a few years back, I wrote an article about the false sense of security some people get bringing a cell phone into the backcountry.

    But then again, I don’t own a cell phone, or a GPS for that matter. Nothing wrong with a topo map, compass and altimeter. And before people think I am crusty old school, I’m 31!! I just think you some skills shouldn’t be forgotten by modern comforts.

  7. Dane February 16th, 2014 11:27 pm

    Secura-Fix Touring “flawed”? Funny as I skied all over Rogers pass in the early to mid ’80s with that binding on a pair of Rossi Alps 3000, Salomon bindings and a pair of grey rear entry Salomon beginner’s boots. SX60 iirc. Seemed a little contrived and the stack height could have been better but they kept me in a ski binding that actually did release when required. Still have two pair of the Secura-Fix the Pomaca skins I used on that ski. Skisn are still working. First short ,fat ski and a overly done tip curve I had seen. Brilliant and really fun bc ski for the day. Wish I had kept them.

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