By Emily Stifler Managing Editor

With the Dynafit TLT Vertical ST ($449), skinning is so
natural it’s almost unimpressive: no more
frankenstein walking or booting out; be
gone hip flexor pain. The TLT Vertical ST’s also
perform well on the downhill for a skier light on
his/her feet – with a ‘release capacity’ of 5-10, they
don’t fall off unless you need them to. specs: made from
high strength polymer plastic, cromo and stainless steel;
520 g.

New in 2012, the radical st ($499) has better power
transmission than the Vertical, but is still light on the uphill
for touring monkeys on wide planks.