Though I’ve been happy with and using the Dynafit binding offerings for the last 15 years or so, it’s still cool that one of my favorite companies, La Sportiva, will start distributing a new “tech” binding starting this December. The new binding will be called the Ultra Light RT and at 175gr, it will compete with some of the lightest tech bindings out there. However, unlike some other tech binging on the market today, the Ultra Light RT will not only have a rear DIN release setting of 5-10, but the toe piece will also have 5-10 DIN setting…and will be the first low tech binding of it’s kind to do so. Safety first!!!
Some of you “tech” binding aficionados out there might recognize this binding, as in fact it is an ATK Race binding in disguise and rebranded under the La Sportiva name. What does this mean? Well, it means that, A) the ATK bindings are tried and true and not something just coming into the market, so you don’t have to worry about it not living up to standards, and B) you will finally be able to easily buy an ATK binding here in the states, which might have been challenging in the past. In a nut shell, La Sportiva now offers a super sick carbon fiber rando race boot with the Stratos, and now, a high/low tech ski binging with the Ultra Light RT. I wonder what’s next?