The Dynafit Radical ST binding is the Radical version of the classic Vertical ST. Note that Radical is capitalized, as that is a product line difference and not an unrestricted license for you to get Rad. As noted in our Dynafit Radical vs Vertical article, the difference comes down to skier preference.
6mm plates under the toe and heel transfer power across a wide surface area for extra stability and control at speed.
Speed Step heel climbing bar offering 2 riser heights in addition to flat, which can be flicked into place with a pole after a little practice.
Power Towers on the toe pieces help guide your boots into the pincers, with bonus protection from side impacts.
A full 25mm of fore/aft heel adjustment adapts to various boot sole lengths, which can increase the resale value as more people can step in.
Brakes are included with 92mm, 100mm, 110mm, or 130mm options to match the width of your ski.
The brakes have a glide plate intended to reduce friction from rubber boot soles when releasing sideways.
New anti-rotational device on the brakes ensures the heel piece doesn't rotate accidentally and put you in ski mode while skinning.
Crampon slots are designed to hold Dynafit ski crampons for those steep and greasy skin tracks.
** Please ensure your underfoot ski width is no more than a couple millimeters greater than the brake size you select, and preferrably no more than 15mm skinnier.
Radical ST vs Radical Speed
The ST version introduces plates under the toe and heel which help transfer power across the ski and enable the use of brakes. If you plan on using the bindings at a resort where brakes are required, choose the STs. If you are only using these in the backcountry, you can consider saving $100 and 179 grams (6.3 ounces) per binding and go with the Speeds.
Radical ST vs Radical FT
The STs don't come equipped with the full length shock absorbing carbon plate found on the FT version of the Radicals. They also have a maximum release value of 10, versus 12 on the FT. If you don't huck big cliffs or weigh over 185lbs, you might not miss those features and save yourself $100 and 114 grams (4.0 ounces) per pair by getting these. You will enjoy the Speed Step climbing bars on both.
Hey Chris! 25mm total fore/aft (meaning when the heel piece is centered in the track you can move it +/-12.5mm) which is generally enough for about 2.5 boot sizes but it depends on the exact boots you're trying to accommodate.
Hi, do you still have some Radical ST available? My girlfriend just bought a pair of 110 mm skis and is stumped to try to find a new pair of dynafits with brakes that will fit. 105 mm radical st 2.0s seem like the closest next best thing, but if you have a radical st in 110 mm I think that would be the ticket. Thanks!
Do ALL of the Dynafit Vertical models have the same 5-hole toe piece mount? I picked up a pair of skis that unfortunately had the toe piece mounted twice, and now I can't mount ANY binding except what was there before, which was a pair of Verticals but I don't know the specific model. Thanks for any info you can pass along!
Hey Caitlin! The 100mm brake will be fine. If you have any issues you can always bend the arms out just enough for it to clear upon deployment. The brakes will often times fit a ski up to 5mm wider than the manufacturer suggests with no problems.
Can you remove the brakes entirely? I understand the Speed binding would be the model w/o brakes but I want this binding because of the plate under the front binding of which the Speed does not have. Thanks.
Hi Charlie, it's possible to hack them off but it's not recommended. The anti-twist mechanism which prevents unwanted rotation while touring is affixed to the brakes. Best bet is the Speed Rad plus B&D or Dynafit toe shims.
At 5'9" and 190 lbs, 298ish sole length, would the 10 din work for me? I usually set my dins at about a 9-11 depending on what I'm doing, so I'm a little concerned about maxing out the din. Any input..?
Hi Rich, looks like you are fluctuating between type III & III+ skier settings for your size (provided you are between 10 & 49 yrs old). Given that, it's not ideal for you to hover near the maximum binding settings. While you could probably deal with it, a binding that goes up to 12 would give you a little more breathing room. Check out the Radical FT, Plum Guide, G3 Ion, or Fritschi Vipec.