Dynafit English Website Up and Running With Latest Product


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | September 12, 2007      

dynafit.us (English version of their multi-national website.)

What do you guys think of their website? I like that they go to the effort of having so many languages — must be a bit of work!



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10 Responses to “Dynafit English Website Up and Running With Latest Product”

  1. Randonnee September 12th, 2007 9:37 pm

    Lou, thanks again for good Dynafit information. I like the website, I navigated around it quickly and found the specs that I was looking for.

    My order for new Dynafit skis and boots was placed weeks ago. The shop manager recommended the MF liner. I see in the catalog that he MF liner is light and the Zzero 4 or the Zzero 3 with the TF liner are just 130 grams lighter than with MF liner. Considering the tendency of TF liners to pack out, the MF liner looks good with potentially increased longevity for 4.6 more ounces.

    For boots reputed to have above average downhill capability the Zzeros are pretty light according to the listed weights.

  2. Chris September 12th, 2007 10:34 pm

    http://www.dynafit.us seems to be nothing more than a redirect to the English (UK) version of the German site (http://www.dynafit.de) which I guess was always there. Maybe it’s a work in progress, but if you are going to the trouble of registering a US domain why not add US specific content to the site? Plus if you navigate around too much you can easily end up on the full German version of the site.

    Beyond that the only difference I see is that they now have the new product line on the site and appeared to moved away from Flash to more traditional HTML/CSS/Javascript setup. The site is informative but certainly lacks “pop”. The “Snow Leopard Community” section really could use a lot of work also – it’s a bit confusing what exactly is going on there. Finally, the dealer locator seems to be out-of-date. It still lists Life-Link as a dealer, and if I punch in a Boulder ZIP (80304) I get 0 results, which seems a bit hard to believe especially given that Dynafit USA headquarters are supposedly now in Boulder.

    Honestly, it seems like us folks in the US are being treated as an afterthought within the Dynafit Web Universe…

  3. Lou September 13th, 2007 5:49 am

    Randonnee, when you get your boots be sure to chime in here!

    Chris, it is indeed a redirect but the English version of the new products was not there till recently. That’s the big change.

    I agree that with a .us domain it would be nice to see some US content. Perhaps there is some work there for us US content creators…

    Good they got away from Flash (also known as “slow load with zero content), and are trying to include some meat. Thus, it does appear that some of it is a work in progress.

    As for the effort at “community,” that does look vague at this point. Perhaps they’re going to add some forums, or organize it in a more intuitive way. We shall see.

    Thanks for your ideas, as always comments are appreciated here, and knowing the Dynafit folks they’ve already read this and are thinking about how to make their website better.

  4. Zoran September 13th, 2007 7:42 am

    Hi Lou/Chris,
    Do you know price in US$ for Zzero3 MF? Are there any shipping charges to lower 48.
    Sorry for asking.
    Zoran

  5. steve romeo September 13th, 2007 11:56 am

    Maybe they could put up some bios on their sponsored athletes in the US!

    Instead of just the TEAM Dynafit stuff, which I don’t think much of the US market relates to.

  6. Jack September 16th, 2007 4:34 am

    Lou

    For my purpose the website is fine. The find dealer section does not help and wish the binding section had better pics and info. Also, there is not a lot of sizing info that I found by actually touching some products.

    I tried on the new carbon 4 buckle Zzero’s at Mountain Outfitters in Breck and think they are great (light and nimble). They are slightly shorter than Dynafit’s prior sizing for my 27.5 feet (306mm vs. my 308’s for my TLT700) and slightly narrower. I always thought Dynafit fit my wider feet better, but these seem smaller. My biggest concern after the color is the price. Greater than 7 bills is pretty serious! Lou, thanks for all you do.

  7. Lou September 16th, 2007 7:13 am

    Yeah Steve, when I first looked at that I was hoping to see you there. I’d guess it’ll happen. Websites such as the Dynafit one are somewhat daunting projects, so tend to happen at a slow pace, unlike lean and mean radicals like tetonAT and WildSnow!!

  8. Lou September 16th, 2007 7:16 am

    Jack, indeed, the prices of this stuff being imported have become an outrage. Nothing wrong with Dynafit trying to become the premium brand and charging top dollar, but once that’s marked up by the exchange rate it gets out of hand. Anyone know if the Euro/Dollar exchange rate might get more equal any time soon? Any global economists out there?

  9. Lenka K. September 18th, 2007 3:12 pm

    Hi Lou,

    their website is fine. What’s not so fine, in fact, what outright sucks, is that none of their new boots are even available in women’s sizes, let alone women’s versions! How lame is that? In the outdoor world, women are still the “Second Sex”, literally, as women’s versions of new products NEVER EVER come out along with the men’s versions .. Oh well, will have to buy the Scarpas (2 or 3 years after the men’s Spirit 4 was introduced) with their 3-feet high forefoot …

    Disgruntled (I know it’s not your fault, have Lisa bitch about this to them:) )

    Lenka K.

  10. Zoran September 18th, 2007 8:44 pm

    “Anyone know if the Euro/Dollar exchange rate might get more equal any time soon? Any global economists out there?”

    I know!
    Dollar will be par with Euro by May 1st, 2008. Unfortunately for you Lou, I am talking about Canadian dollar. Nice. eh?
    🙂

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