During the summer guiding season, I spent some time with Gregor Troha, who is a kayaker and a ski instructor/demonstrator. When discussing ski touring bindings, he was very enthusiastic about the Dynafit Radical Ft 2.0. He piqued my curiosity and I started to look into these bindings. The Matias Sport shop in Maribor offered me a similar binding, the LOOK HM12 D105.
I received my pair last week and had them mounted on the carbon-enhanced Dynastar Mythic 97. Last season I skied on a more freeride-oriented setup and the weight difference was immediately noticeable. The skis and the bindings have a combined weight of 4,150 grams/pair, and touring with this setup is effortless. The binding’s heel lifts are quick and easy to use and I loved how the whole setup behaves while skiing.
LOOK HM 12 D105 is an excellent pin-tech freeride touring binding. It weighs only 1,270 grams/pair, and its release values go from 5 to 12. The rotating toe piece increases the safety of the binding by improving its release mechanism. So, what’s the difference between LOOK HM 12 and Dynafit Radical FT 2.0? There is no difference; the LOOK HM 12 is a rebranded version of the Dynafit product.
I’m very satisfied with the equipment I’ll be using this winter: Dynastar Mythic 97 skis, LOOK HM 12 D105 bindings, Dynastar skins, Leki carbon poles, and La Sportiva Spectre 2016 boots. This setup will ensure stress-free and efficient skinning, while also being sturdy enough for a good skiing experience, regardless of the conditions.