Now with DIN! The new version of the Dynafit Radical bindings has recently been certified by TÜV to alpine touring standards for release and retention. This was partially accomplished by the toe piece being mounted on a rotating plate, allowing the release to be more consistent throughout the flex of the ski. The upgraded version also has a redesigned heel piece, with stronger roofs and thicker pedestals. This is especially important to those interested in the FT version over the ST, since the higher release settings are ideal for bigger and more aggressive skiers. The FT has stronger springs, allowing the binding to be adjusted up to 12 DIN (yes, DIN!). FT aficionados will also appreciate the wider and longer mounting pattern which better supports wide skis. It also has an additional plate under the toe to help distribute power. The Radical FT 2.0 is a viable choice for charging hard in the backcountry.
Radical FT 2.0 vs Radical FT
The 2.0 has been strengthened in several areas, including the heel roof which is under lever strain from the risers. In addition, the toe piece can now rotate laterally which improves the release profile, allowing the binding to be certified to DIN standards for A/T bindings. The mounting pattern is larger which adapts to wider skis and bigger skiers. The heel pins have been lowered to provide a flatter angle of attack.
Radical FT 2.0 vs Radical ST 2.0
Similar to the 1.0 bindings, the primary difference between the ST and the FT is the release value range. The ST 2.0 goes up to a DIN of 10 while the FT can be adjusted to 12. This means it more appropriate for bigger skiers with shorter feet, who end up on the high end of DIN release charts. The FT also has an additional plate under the toe which transfers power over a greater area, at the cost of a few more grams and dollars.
|Weight (pair)||1382g [105mm]|
|Brakes||105mm, 120mm, 135mm|
|Riser Heights||2 + flat|
|Materials||Forged 7075 aluminum, chromoly & stainless steel, hexcel carbon|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Now TÜV certified to DIN standards|
|Bottom Line||Beefy and reliable binder|