With the young Speed Turn already turning 2.0, we officially say goodbye to the Dynafit 5-hole toe pattern. This updated iteration of the Speed turn features a simpler toe piece modeled after the Radical toes. With an elongated mounting pattern and forged aluminum and steel construction, the toe is stable and durable. While it is missing the Power Tower step-in guides from the Radical series, the toe promises to be equally rugged. The heel piece is the Classic hand-turner, with reliable stops for each of the riser heights and ski mode. The binding has fully adjustable lateral and vertical release functions, as well as an uphill lock. The Speed Turn 2.0 is the newest quintessential Dynafit binding.
- Fully adjustable heel pieces have a release value range from 4-10 on the Dynafit scale.
- Forged aluminum toe frame is a simplified design with a 4-hole drill pattern.
- Heel piece can be adjusted fore/aft +/- 11.5mm to fit three full sizes of boots.
- Simple rotational heel pieces have two riser positions plus flat-on-ski mode.
- Toe lever features both locked uphill and unlocked ski positions.
- Crampon attachments included that accept Dynafit and similar ‘pons.
Update 2021/22: The Speed Turn 2.0 has updated the color and added a leash attachment point.
||2 + flat|
||Forged aluminum, chromoly & stainless steel, high-strength plastic|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Now using Radical toe hole pattern|
|Bottom Line||A quintessential Dynafit binding|
|Compare to other Lean Bindings|
Questions & Reviews
I ski them with Hoji Free 130s and have skied them in the resort a couple times, carved on groomers, hucked off small pillows, crashed a decent amount, and skied all sorts of terrain from steep couloirs to powdery trees to spring volcanos. They have always released when they needed to, and I have had only one or two pre-releases (only on incredibly terrible, refrozen chunky snow where I basically expected to pop out because of how horrible it was). Zero durability issues.
There are three main downsides to this binding that I would highlight. None are dealbreakers for me, and one can be fixed pretty easily.
1) The ramp angle is pretty extreme at 14.5mm. I do notice it, and I definitely recommend toe shims.
2) Icing on the heel piece. In wet, sticky snow, you will get buildup on the heel when in the flat tour mode, giving you unwanted heel risers. The snow sticks to the adjustment track.
3) For how cheap this binding is, you give up easy-to-use heel risers (you can learn to spin the binding with a pole but there is a trick to it and it's not super easy), and it's heavier than many other options from Plum, ATK, Dynafit, etc. that offer the same features. Also, the second heel riser is absurdly high and I never use it.
I think the niche for this binding is either long, committing adventures in the mountains where you need an absolutely rock-solid, proven binding with minimal moving parts, or for someone on a tight budget who wants a reliable, reasonably lightweight tech binding for general alpine touring.
I am not familiar with those skis but nothing leaps out to me as a red flag. The F1 and speed turn 2.0 are a classic pairing to have your wife happily jumping into the backcountry!
I'm putting together a new set for the winter. Voile hypercharger, dynafit hoji pro tour boot. My question is this: Assuming the boots/bindings are compatible, would they be a good fit? I tend to ski on the aggressive side (hence the boot), and I'm just wondering if these bindings can hold up to some high impact abuse. I'm hoping for a middle ground binding between the beast and the speedfit. The beasts were heavy but bomber, while the speedfits were light but felt unstable to me. Would this binding be the middle ground while maintaining the lightweight feel??
The Speed Turn is a super durable binding. The toepiece is rock-solid, you will be hard-pressed to break it. The guts of the heel are time-tested and true, used in many of Dynafit's widely popular bindings. You will notice the weight savings compared to the Beast, and the heel is indeed more solid, reliable, and confidence-inspiring than the Speedfit for more aggressive skiers.
I should also mention that your boots will be perfectly compatible with the Speed Turn 2 Binding.
My question is: to what degree does the tecton style heel piece stiffen or dampen the set up? If I mount the speed turn 2 binding onto the v6, will it change the skis characteristics significantly, and how? I'm guessing the ski will be less damp? Will it be noticeable? If so, is this the case for all tech bindings with tech style heel pieces? Or are there some that mitigate this?
For now I am using a Vertical ST toe, with the Vertical nylon toe shim to get "pins" high enough for my Spectres.
So if you want to use these Speed Turn 2.0s with Spectres, you will need B&D shims.
I still think this is a classic, reliable binding, and heel towers are easy to turn with a ski pole, which helps at transitions..The binding works great with my Scarpa F-1s (new ones).
B&D does sell heel plate and riser cones for $50-60ish.
I guess these kind of "features" from an otherwise immaculate design, are what keep B&D in business.
The "words" states that the BSL adjustment is 12.5mm, but the "specs" state that it is 25mm... Which is correct? I'm guessing that 12.5mm is the correct value.
I'm debating between Speed Turn 2.0's and Speed Radicals, and probably leaning towards the Speed Radicals. I gather that the Speed Radicals have a BSL adjustment of 22mm, and if the Speed Turn's have 12.5mm or 25mm means they are either not worth considering for myself or a strong contender.
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