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Pros Light, reliable, proven, optional brakeLight, solid, just the right set of featuresLight, innovative downhill performanceLight, simple, advanced features for the weightLight, simple
Cons Limited release adjustment, no length adjustment, small heel lift rangeNot ideal for truly hard-charging downhill skiersunsophisticated heel lifters, untested aftermarket brakeCrampon mount and brakes not included, heavier than closest competitionLimited release functionality, no brakes, only one heel elevation
Bottom Line Low mass tech ski bindings for all around and fast-and-light useIf you truly need more performance features than this lightweight binding provides, you fall into a tiny sliver of skiers at the hard-charging end of the spectrumFor any sort of human-powered wild skiing, this is a reliable choiceFor the weight and cost, you get great functionality and featuresFor moderate backcountry skiing, these bindings could be just the ultralight ticket you need
Rating Categories Dynafit TLT Superlite 2.0 10 Atomic Backland Tour Marker Alpinist 12 G3 Zed 12 Plum R170
Touring Performance (30%)
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8
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7
Downhill Performance (25%)
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Weight (25%)
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Ease Of Use (15%)
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Durability (5%)
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Specs Dynafit TLT... Atomic Backland Tour Marker Alpinist 12 G3 Zed 12 Plum R170
Weight (pounds for pair) 0.89 lbs 1.26 lbs 1.18 lbs 1.97 lbs .88 lbs
Weight of one binding, grams 199g
Release value range 5 to 10 "Men", "Women", "Expert" 6 to 12 5 to 12 8 Fixed
Stack height. (mm. average of toe and heel pin height) 32 37 36 41 34
Toe/Heel Delta. (mm difference in height between heel pins and toe pins) 6 10 3 4 4
Brake options 75, 90, 105 80, 90, 100, 110, 120 90, 105,115 mm 85, 100, 115, 130 mm No brakes
ISO/DIN Certified? No No No No No
Ski Crampon compatible? Yes. "Standard" Dynafit/B&D style. Yes. "Standard" Dynafit/ B&D style. Yes. "Standard" Dynafit/ B&D style. With aftermarket part. Only G3 brand. With aftermarket part. Best with Plum brand. "Standard" Dynafit/B&D style ski crampons can be lightly filed to work.
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