With the young Speed Turn already turning 2.0, we officially say goodbye to the Dynafit 5-hole toe pattern. This new 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.
- New 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.
|Riser Heights||2 + flat|
|Materials||Forged aluminum, chromoly & stainless steel, high-strength plastic|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Now using Radical toe hole pattern|
|Bottom Line||The latest quintessential Dynafit binding|
|Compare to other Lean Bindings|
Questions & Reviews
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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