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Dynafit Beast 16

Detail gallery of Dynafit's new freeride-touring binding.

From the second Dynafit added Eric Hjorleifson to their pro team, the skiing community has anxiously awaited some new developments in boot technology. By using the tech developed in their widely successful TLT5 boots and marrying it with the ideas from Hoji’s Frankenboot, Dynafit has created the Vulcan. Intended for the aggressive freeride touring/mountaineering crowd, the Vulcan is one of the stiffest touring boots I’ve ever tried on (though I didn’t get to ski it). However, what impressed me the most—even more than its light weight (1590 grams)—is the range of motion in walk mode. When you pull out the removable tongue (much like the TLT5), this boot has near unmatched stride length (both fore and aft), especially amongst other aggressive, downhill-oriented boots. I personally am pumped for the arrival of this boot next season. It will do a big part to change the perception of what is possible in boot tech, especially in the tourability of aggressive AT boots.

Dynafit's New Gear

Between Bavarian pow turns and steins of weißbier, one editor got the scoop on some exciting new developments at Dynafit during a trip to that brand's homeland—including a new Eric Hjorliefson collaboration boot called the Vulcan.

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Next Year's AT Skis and Bindings

This week we're at Aspen Highlands testing next year's AT skis and bindings. Here's a look behind the scenes at the ski test, and a peek at some 2011-12 goods.

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Atomic's new entry into the tour-capable alpine binding category.

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We tested five of next year's AT bindings at our gear test. Our Aspen-based gear expert gave us a video rundown of how they work, their touring functions, and what they're best for.

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Verified: SCARPA Maestrale RS

A backcountry boot with alpine instincts.