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    New Dynafit Freeride Binding - Beast 16

    Yeah, I feel like i'm getting trolled hearing about this first on Skiing magazine online.
    http://www.skinet.com/skiing/article...g?src=facebook


    Dynafit released a new binding today called the Beast 16. Designed with input from pro skier Eric Hjorleifson, it's positioned to compete with heavy-duty, tour-capable freeride bindings (think Marker Duke, Tyrolia Adrenalin, Salomon Guardian, and Atomic Tracker) but at a fraction of the weight. The big difference between the Beast and previous Dynafit models, says the brand, is its increased elasticity—the ability to absorb jarring impact without unnecessarily releasing. We'll be interested to ski it once samples become available, so stay tuned for a performance review, perhaps later this winter. In the meantime, browse the photo gallery of detail shots here and read the press release below.
    Din 16 for all you manimals out there!
    I demoed the TECH TALK JONG! pro model this spring and their performance was unparalleled which is good because I ski in a wedge most of the time - bendtheski, 2011

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    I had the exact same thought while clicking through Facebook today...

    Would love more in-depth info on this. Anyone out there have more to share now that the cat's out of the bag?

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    HOLEY MOLEY!!

    PRESS RELEASE

    It’s all in the name – ski touring supplier DYNAFIT is presenting a brand new binding design for winter 2013/14. Dynafit’s binding designers have hit the fall-line and are targeting ambitious freeriders with a binding for all conditions and terrain types. The frameless system is combined with great stability and robustness up to DIN 16 integrating top performance on the ascent with an aggressive downhill ride.

    Former pro freerider and design technicians Fredrik Andersson and US pro skier Eric Hjorleifson have brought new disciplines into play for ascent-focused ski touring specialist DYNAFIT. Together, they have been developing the new binding model, the Beast 16. Their demands for the freeride binding were clear from the outset: top downhill performance, DIN value of 16, optimum ascent comfort all courtesy of the frameless system – and naturally not forgetting lightness. The weight of 935 grams makes the binding a maverick in the freeride binding ascent category.

    The frameless system, which celebrates its 30th anniversary at DYNAFIT in 2013, saves lifted weight and provides the ideal pivot point on the ascent. So the designers’ decision to arm the proven system with the requisite downhill characteristics was a logical step. The Beast binding has been fitted with a sophisticated release mechanism. This provides release at both the toe and heel units, while the rotating toe piece has been designed in such a way that it combats premature release potentially caused by sudden impacts. The binding’s ultra-low height gives freeriders perfect ski-to-snow contact. A stable and smooth ride thanks to the subtle lean-forward angle and high-level torsional rigidity as a result of the wide baseplate are all features unique to the new DYNAFIT binding.

    Freeride pros Eric Hjorleifson and Fredrik Andersson used their long years of experience, as well as their ethos of creating the ultimately versatile skiing experience, as inspiration for the new design. DYNAFIT athlete Hjorleifson said “New-generation skiers need equipment that ensures equally top performance whether you’re jumping, skiing off-piste and cross-country.

    The Beast 16 is available this coming winter in a limited run of 2,500 bindings, all individually numbered and delivered worldwide.

    In other words: “Limitless Skiing”.


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    HELLO MAMA!

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    There's gonna be a demo set floating around Whistler courtesy of Lee Lau. Since I'm in the heavy weight division (200lbs geared up) and will be a much better product tester than all those 150 lb weight weenies, I will have the pleasure of skiing these for a bit this winter. Going to test with both Mercury and Vulcan boots.
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    Looks like boot heel attachments are beefed up.

    Probably more than I need but Daddy likey.

    Ramp angle 6mm.
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    limited production of 2500 individually numbered? Are they autographed too?
    Want them but I don't want to pay the 1 of 2500 limited edition price they'll fetch.
    I demoed the TECH TALK JONG! pro model this spring and their performance was unparalleled which is good because I ski in a wedge most of the time - bendtheski, 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    There's gonna be a demo set floating around Whistler courtesy of Lee Lau. Since I'm in the heavy weight division (200lbs geared up) and will be a much better product tester than all those 150 lb weight weenies, I will have the pleasure of skiing these for a bit this winter. Going to test with both Mercury and Vulcan boots.
    To be clear. It's not a demo set for public consumption. It's just for you

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    Sounds awesome - especially the added elasticity.

    With the volume that Marker and other "freeride touring" bindings have been moving, why limit to 2500? I have a feeling we see more of these when the first batch sells out.

    Also, I'm even heavier than powder11. These should definitely be demoed in Colorado...*hint, hint*

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    Wow! Those are so ugly and so awesome! Hope the hole pattern didn't change...

    ^Nevermind, it did get wider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djrez4 View Post
    Sounds awesome - especially the added elasticity.

    With the volume that Marker and other "freeride touring" bindings have been moving, why limit to 2500? I have a feeling we see more of these when the first batch sells out.
    Prime the market, limit supply. Get the hype going. Also its $ 1000.

    TGR web dude still asleep so my story isn't up. Here's some detailed pics till it goes up.










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    My piece will be its usual wordy self with a lot of enginerd and tech microparsing so please take time to read. Now i've got to go hunt pow so will try to answer questions when i get back. The piece will be TGR front page.

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    Psyched for your article, Lee.

    Not psyched to already know that I won't be among the elite 2500. Dynadukes will have to do.

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    Wow...Beeftastic

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    Yeah, $1K is a lot.

    That would be hookers and blow for the better part of a week.
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    Also discussed in the 2013-2014 Gear Rumors thread

    Here's the high resolution promo pic: Click image for larger version. 

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    is there going to be any sort of boot with a beefed up toe/heel insert to really match the power you'll get with this thing? i'd imagine just a standard dynafit insert alone wouldn't be enough to transmit the force this thing looks like it will handle.

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    Pivoting toe looks FKS-inspired. I'm also noting new hole pattern for the toe. (Heel too, maybe?)

    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post

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    definitely a new mount pattern in the toe. looks like the new heel piece attaches to stock boots via the screwed in metal piece of the heel? Should mean old boots can be retrofitted without redesign, right?

    I think this also begs the question: what's going to break first on this binding?

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    Anyone else worried about the heel spring icing up??
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    Quote Originally Posted by bestskieratsnowbird View Post
    is there going to be any sort of boot with a beefed up toe/heel insert to really match the power you'll get with this thing? i'd imagine just a standard dynafit insert alone wouldn't be enough to transmit the force this thing looks like it will handle.
    Probably Cochise, vulcan,new Scarpa freeride, Mercury, MaestraleRS

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    Quote Originally Posted by skimaxpower View Post
    Pivoting toe looks FKS-inspired. I'm also noting new hole pattern for the toe. (Heel too, maybe?)
    Pivoting 10-15 deg. Return to ctr. Not adjustable at toe. Should add some elasticity since the combo of toe and heel lateral movement affords rtc and the toe's pivoting character allows small hit micro deflections

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    A thousand bucks is kinda obnoxious.
    wtf warrants that kind pricing besides limited release?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mud View Post
    A thousand bucks is kinda obnoxious.
    wtf warrants that kind pricing?
    The fact that people will pay it, at least this year when supply will be limited.
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    Elastic travel?!
    Now you've got my attention Dynafit!
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    There are enough gear masturbators who will pay for latest greatest unobtanium. How to put a value on lift line cred and biggest dildo in apres placing?

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