BEST FOR: Charging the resort and then ducking into sidecountry.
THE TEST: The newly updated Radical 12 is Dynafit’s most powerful binding, specifically designed to pair with fat powder boards. The toepiece’s side towers—beefed-up versions of the pincers found on older Dynafit models—make the binding easier to get into and out of and increase power transfer. And the improved heel-riser design makes it easier than ever to adjust the climbing height on the fly, no more contortions necessary.
THE VERDICT: An uncanny blend of power and weight. The Radical is the most confidence-inspiring Dynafit binding we’ve ever tested. 2.6 lbs