Dynafit Binding Patent Expires - New Competition
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Danny Milks
(dannymilks) - MLife

Locale: Sierras
Dynafit Binding Patent Expires - New Competition on 11/26/2010 08:10:53 MST Print View

La Sportiva Launches Ultra Light RT Ski Binding For Winter 2010/11

I wonder who else will come out with a RT tech binding. Black Diamond? G3?

And how will Dynafit respond to this new competition? The article doesn't say it, but I heard from the Dynafit rep in my area that that the patent for these bindings finally expired.

Douglas Ray
(dirtbagclimber)

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Dynafit competition on 11/27/2010 23:51:41 MST Print View

Look at wildsnow.com.There are already a bunch of european companies making tec bindings. G3 came out with one last year.

Jonathan Shefftz
(jshefftz1) - MLife

Locale: Western Mass.
way more choices than that on 11/29/2010 09:40:22 MST Print View

http://www.wildsnow.com/3822/tech-binding-summary-chart/
http://www.wildsnow.com/2275/dynafit-tech-bindings-review/
http://www.wildsnow.com/3739/plum-binding-backcountry-skiing/

K. S.
(bwalt822) - F
$700!!! twice the price of dynafit on 11/30/2010 09:51:16 MST Print View

at the same price as the most expensive AT skis and boots I'm not sure if these will sell well.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
tech race bindings on 11/30/2010 18:43:46 MST Print View

Bill, $$700 uberlight tech bindings have been selling very well amongst the rando race crowd for over a decade. They've been bleeding over into fast ski mountaineering as well, for the well healed.

However, I think a binding with the features and weight of the Speed or Vertical lines would sell the most, especially if someone managed to undercut Dynafits pricing. I'd be in line, as I'm still skiing 3 pins mainly because they're 50 bucks a set, rather than 300.

Edited by DaveC on 11/30/2010 18:47:02 MST.