A guy on a motorcycle zoomed by here for an espresso the other day. “Check out what I’ve got in this box,” he whispered, “Plum.”
The dance of the Sugar Plum Christmas Fairy. Want this under your tree? A box with every model of scrumptious mono-block machined Plum bindings. They look almost edible.
Plum for 2012-13 displays nearly instant response to true consumer wants and needs. Wider base plates and mount platform executed by providing a separate mounting plate that is inserted under the regular toe unit. Stomp Blocks support under the heel, beef beef beef. Optional ramp angle. Durability. Simplicity. The exact ethos of the original Lowtech and Dynafit tech bindings that Plum is derived from due to the expiration of patents.
Another view of the backcountry skiing bindings from Plum.
By virtue of their toe mounting stack plate raising the toe higher, Badger and Yak models have significantly less ramp angle than most tech bindings, including other Plum models.
A hit of espresso at our Euro hang, to honor this totally Euro representation of aluminum craft work.
More backcountry skiing detail.
Guide XS (no climbing post) and Guide. The original head turners from Plum.
Difference in width of the Plum backcountry skiing bindings mounting plate systems. For most skiers, we feel differences in binding mounting width offer no more than a psychological advantage, but perhaps some riders need more width for one reason or another. Raising the toe unit up and having less ramp angle, however, can be important for many of us.
Plum Race includes a length adjustment track under the rear unit. Makes setup and mounting much easier.
I begged for more information such as MSRP prices, exact weights, and specific model names. These arcane details were promised and will no doubt be added here eventually. For example, will we ever have a Plum ski brake to test? Or, will backcountry.com ever sell Plum? Mysteries of the universe. Meanwhile, nice stuff!