Can anyone give me some clues as to why my new Dynafit bindings are given me trouble.
I have a new touring set up using dynafit bindings for the first time. Manaslus with TLT Radical ST bindings. I took them last week to La Plagne so I could get used to them for when I tour in the Lyngham Alps in March.
I used them off on and off piste for a day and a half with no problems. In the afternoon I was on a ‘Deep and Steep’ session where I took one tumble and the right hand ski released as it should. To get on my homeward run I had to walk a little way before getting back on to my skis when, at the bottom of an easy blue the right hand ski released, and in spite of my efforts repeatedly released. After much close checking where everything looked OK I assumed it must have been ice build up in the locating hole of my boot which prevented the jaws from clamping properly.
Following day was a whole day of Deep & Steep. With the guide we took in a fun park as a warm up. Went over 3 jumps and hurtled down a race track. Skied over to a chair lift and then my right hand ski fell off just after we left the bottom station. For the rest of the days skiing I put the toe releases to locked, something I was reluctant to do.
So what’s going on? Have I got a duff binding? They look all right to me, or do seasoned dynafit owners ski with em locked as well in walk mode.
I will go back the shop where the rig was made up but Im wondering if this is a known problem.
The guide said that he will always ski with a Dynafit binding locked. As for the ski falling off on the chair he said that the binding is designed for taking the normal skiing loads but a knock coming from a non skiing angle is often enough for the jaws to spring open.