Dynafit secures DIN certification for Radical 2.0 ST and FT bindings

Dynafit secures DIN certification for Radical 2.0 ST and FT bindings

Dynafit, a leader in the touring binding space, has just announced that its award-winning Radical 2.0 ST and FT bindings have both received the TÜV certification for the DIN ISO 13992 standards.


The Dynafit Radical 2.0 FT

In short, this means that the bindings passed a litany of safety release tests over the past few months resulting in a stamp of approval from TÜV regarding the safety and reliability of the Radical 2.0 ST and FT’s release capabilities. Additionally, Dynafit’s boot inserts that are implemented in the heel of its touring boots (and can be integrated into boots from other brands) to ensure the functionality of its bindings also received the certification. For more, read the press release below.

Press Release by Dynafit:

DYNAFIT has again affirmed its insistence on safety requirements, earning yet another TÜV quality certificate, this time for the classic binding Radical 2. As the leading provider of ski touring bindings, DYNAFIT saw its Radical 2 ST and FT bindings put to the test for months as part of the testing procedure. The models passed all safety release evaluations, and have thus achieved certification as safety ski bindings based on DIN ISO 13992 standards. But it wasn’t just the bindings that earned the quality seal. Also earning certification were the corresponding DYNAFIT Inserts that are integrated into the touring boots and function as the necessary mount for the frameless binding systems.

The TÜV testing procedure includes more than 40 specific laboratory tests, plus field testing over three days. It is considered the highest level of safety certification. This guarantees the touring binding’s release properties as appropriate for a descent-oriented binding. For DYNAFIT, the inventor and longtime pioneer of frameless binding systems, the certification is a significant step: Frameless binding systems are generally thought to be less reliable in safety release aspects. The frameless system however has undergone enormous continued development in recent years when it comes to technical safety. And now DYNAFIT offers four TÜV-certified models with release properties comparable to ski bindings. This shows how DYNAFIT is responding to the growing ski touring market.

In addition to the DYNAFIT Free Touring models Beast 14 and Beast 16, which already earned their TÜV seal in the last year, the models RADICAL 2 ST and FT were developed with two aspects in mind: great comfort on the ascent due to the considerably lighter, frameless system, and achievement of the certification based on ISO standards. The rotating toe piece patented by DYNAFIT ensures the highest possible safety. It functions not only as a release mechanism but also to resist possible early release from lateral impacts. The toe piece guarantees a precise and optimally synchronized release mechanism of the toe piece and heel unit. Release values can be set between 4 and 10. The RADICAL FT, designed for descent-oriented backcountry skiers, allows a release value as high as 12. At 599 grams, the RADICAL 2 ST is a trailblazer as one of the lightest bindings in its class.a

In addition, the RADICAL 2 has an optimized stack height since a lower stack height ensures direct contact with the ski. In order to allow the binding to accommodate today’s increasing fatter skis, it has also been equipped with an extra wide binding mount area. Comfort in stepping in and handling has also been significantly improved.

The frameless binding system, which was developed by DYNAFIT more than 30 years ago, is the core competency of ski touring brand DYNAFIT. In addition to both RADICAL models, DYNAFIT offers nine other binding models in its product line to accommodate the needs of every backcountry skier from performance racer to free rider. Four of the 11 products are TÜV certified.

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