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Dynafit PDG Binding


If “VO2 Max,” “heart rate monitor,” or “I wish I had done more base training” are frequent phrases you utter, then the PDG Binding likely has a place in your quiver. The same technology as the top-end Low Tech Race 2.0, the PDG is Dynafit’s “budget” race and training binding. The same lightweight toe piece found on the fan-favorite Superlite 2.0 and LTR 2.0 is employed here, this time with an auto-locking toe lever (which is replaceable if you’d prefer a manual locking lever). The heel piece is a descendent of Pierre Gignoux’s Ultimate, one of the lightest and simplest heel pieces on the market. Replacing the titanium heel pins from the Low Tech Race 2.0 with steel pins raised the weight a negligible five grams while lowering the price tag a non-negligible amount. This, of course, also improves the durability since steel is less susceptible to wear. The Dynafit PDG binding, coming to a podium near you.

  • Built from Forged 7075 Aerospace Aluminum, carbon, and steel.
  • Ice-breaker pins on the toe ensure reliable performance no matter the conditions.
  • Proven toe piece design is lightweight and features an auto-locking toe lever, but is easily replaced with a separately purchased manual locking lever for ISMF compliance.
  • Symmetrically or asymmetrically matches the PDG 3.0 ski.
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Weight (pair) 230g
Boot Compatibility   Tech
Brakes (mm)   None
BSL Adjustment   Accessory plates
Riser Heights   1
Vertical Release   Fixed
Lateral Release   Fixed
Crampon Ready   Yes, removable
Specs Verified Yes
Materials   Forged aerospace aluminum, steel
Skimo Co Says
Usage Training laps, racing
Notes Low profile with a perfectly flat ramp angle
Bottom Line Dynafit's top tech at an affordable price
Compare to other Race Bindings

Questions & Reviews

Question from Woodsen S
Does this heel piece rotate to allow a flat deck touring mode?
Answer from jbo
Hi Woodsen, not practically, no. It will spin out in a crash, but it's not a mechanism you want to use on a regular basis.
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Question from Todd Allan Gangelhoff
Any brake options for this binding?
Answer from Tim
Hi Todd,
The only brake option for this would be the Kreuzspitze Tech Brake. It slides into the crampon receptor and is held in place with a small turn buckle you need to mount under foot. A rad little brake that you stash in your pack/pocket on the way up and slides on easily during your transition from up to down.

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Brad H (used product a few times)
I picked up these bindings a couple months ago and mounted them to me race skis (Atomic Ultimate 65 WC 2016 163cm Skis). I've skied a bunch of laps in them and they are super light and easy to use. I have no idea how they would perform for releasing if I bit it hard, but I can say I've had a slow motion wiped out in some schmoo and they didn't pre-release. I haven't actually raced on them yet, but I think they're a great addition to my quiver.

I'm 5'4" 150lbs and I use these on Atomic Ultimate 65 WC 2016 163cm Skis with Atomic Backland Ultimate Boots.
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Question from Justin
Do you think this binding is durable enough for a touring set up- for example atomic backland 95's with backlands boots?

Answer from TSB
Hey Justin, the PDG (and other race bindings) score high for simplicity and durability but may not be the best choice for general ski touring -- the auto-locking toe means no lateral release. If you are looking for a sub-150g race binding with more functionality for touring, I would check out the Kreuzspitze SCTT or the Ski Trab Gara Titan.
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Question from Jeffrey F
How do your order the PDG binding in the manual lock? Thanks!
Answer from jbo
Hi Jeffrey, only the automatic version was sold in these parts.
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Question from Brian L
And what Dynafit Speed Radical release value is it comparable to? (both vertical and lateral)
Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Brian! It's tough to say exactly as it depends on a ton of variables but the short answer is: We have no idea. The PDG binding is new to the US this year so we haven't really been able to put them on our testing machine yet, though by the time we have mounted a few we will be able to have some more concrete data on it. Sorry I don't have a better answer for you!
Answer from Brian L
Any new information on what release value it's comparable with?
Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Brian. Not yet, sorry. If it's anything like the Low Tech Race then it's high. We've seen 10ish consistently vertically and laterally, but seeing as low as 7 and as high as 12 laterally is not uncommon either.
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Question from Brian L
Is the heelpiece compatible with the Superlite 1.0 adjustment plates?
Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Brian, close, but not quite! The Low Tech Race 2.0 Adjustment plate is what you're hunting for!
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Model: PDG MPN: 48780 UPC: 4053865358829

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