When we asked Dynafit team member Benedikt Böhm which binding he uses most, he immediately pointed to the Expedition. Given his casual pastime of skiing 8,000 meter peaks this came as no surprise. The Expedition's durability-to-weight ratio is about as high as they come and the simplicity is tough to beat. The unique rotation-free heel piece is what gives the Expedition its edge. Sacrificing lateral-heel release gives you the benefit of knowing that pre-releases are a thing of the past. Another benefit is eliminating lateral wander found in virtually every other ski binding. Instead of trying to solve the difficult problem of retention vs release, the Expedition eliminated it altogether. Meaning, no matter how hard you load the ski up into a turn, your heel has absolutely no room to wander which delivers razor sharp handling when you need it most. While more complicated bindings get bloggers in a tizzy, the Dynafit Expedition is quietly skiing exposed lines day in and day out.
- No side release means no lateral pre-release.
- Race-style heel flap covers the pins for lightning fast transitions.
- Forged 7075 Aluminum heel piece is incredibly stiff and low profile.
- Low mounting height and flat ramp-angle keeps you centered, close to the ski, and in control.
- Steel toe piece shrugs off abuse.
||Forged 7075 aluminum|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||No-fall skiing, surviving a nuclear blast|
|Notes||No lateral release|
|Bottom Line||The steep skiing machine you can always count on|
|Compare to other Lean Bindings|
Questions & Reviews
However, with the slanted bases on the Expedition heel, there is a cracking risk and Dynafit does not recommend it.
I am considering franken-binding the Expedition heel to the Trab TR2 toe. I want to use the Hagan adjustment plate. Could you tell me what the ramp angle would be like in this configuration?
"Hi Dane, that's an interesting combo! You can figure out the delta by looking at our pin height article Looks like it would be a negative ramp without a plate. The expedition heels fit on the Hagan plate, but screw stress could be a problem since the screw holes are somewhat slanted in that heel."
Earn store credit by writing reviews. Learn more.