Finally, a decent touring binding for juniors and lighter adults! While many binding manufacturers brag about their bindings going up to 18, Dynafit can brag about this one going down to 2.5 on the release scale. This is novel for tech-bindings, and the ST Rotation 7 opens up the lightweight touring world to juniors while also servicing young adults, small women, and even men with a reliable option. The toe piece is built on a rotating plate which allows for smooth lateral release at low values. As a side benefit, this means Rotation 7 has a lower ramp angle which makes it easier to control shorter skis. Dynafit never forgets usability, of course, so the binding is easy to use. Retract the brakes, spin the heel 90° to tour mode, and now you have access to a proper flat mode as well as two spring-loaded risers. They are big enough that you can use a pole to flip them up/down and don’t have to bend over every time to adjust to the terrain. The Dynafit ST Rotation 7 is the best entry-level tech binding while also being refined enough for wise old skiers to appreciate.
|Riser Heights||2 + flat|
|Materials||7075 Aluminum, steel pins, high-strength plastic|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Backcountry groms, wise old skiers|
|Notes||Hub-centering toe makes it easier to step into|
|Bottom Line||Best choice for lightweight backcountry skiers.|