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First look in motion, Beast binding by Dynafit. Not for everyone, but for skiers running various binding combos on the beefy side of things this could easily make for the one-binding quiver — if it works. This rig is quite complex mechanically, so a good period of consumer testing is mandatory. Meanwhile, here is a bit of bench riding to introduce the animal. Anything I say in this video (or write) is my own opinion, nothing more. Please do not infer anything about Dynafit’s official claims for The Beast. For that, refer to press release materials in previous blog post.
Below, a few detail shots I caught at the Dynafit press event. Keep in mind that this is a pre-production binding. I got the impression it is pretty much what will be retailed, but I’d imagine we’ll see a few small changes by the time it’s in shops. Again, weight is 850 grams per binding; good in some comparisons, not so good in others. You be the judge.
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).