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Plum Guide Binding

Brand: Plum
Model: Guide M [Stopper]
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Take a proven design, add higher release values and more adjustability, and you get the Plum Guide binding. Crafted in France with extremely accurate CNC machines, the binding echoes the classic TLT Speed that has proven itself reliable for more than a decade. However by using aerospace grade materials, Plum was able to increase the overall strength and dial up the max release value to 12. And with 30mm of boot sole length adjustability, the Guide can adapt to at roughly 4 full sizes, making for very flexible mounts. If you're looking for a sturdy, lightweight binding with simple operation, Plum may have found the answer.

  • Machined with aerospace grade aluminum, steel, and polyvinyl to achieve tangible strength and rigidity.
  • Lateral and vertical (forward) release values can be adjusted between a range of 5.5 and 12 (similar to DIN values).
  • Two riser heights (in addtion to flat) can be engaged by rotating the heel piece with either hand or a pole.
  • Heel adjusts forward and backward within a 30mm range so the same mount can accommodate 4-5 full boot sizes.
  • Front lever flips between fully-locked uphill and releasable ski modes, with a handy inscription so you know which mode you're in.
  • Toe piece features a ski crampon receptor so you can get extra traction while skinning snow ice.
  • Same mounting pattern as the Dynafit Speed, Comfort, and Vertical series so you may be able to use existing drill holes.
  • Leash included to help prevent lost skis or angry patrolmen (brakeless versions only).

Update 15/16: Plum now offers integrated heel brakes with the Guide binding, choose from 90mm, 110mm, or 130mm. The brakes have a locking mechanism designed to prevent deploying when skinning uphill. Also Plum is now making ski crampons which can be plugged into the top of the receptor, instead of slid in from the side like the others.

Specifications
Weight
-> ounces
341g [no brake]
465g [90mm]
Weight (pair) 682g [no brake]
930g [90mm]
Boot Compatibility Tech
Brakes Optional, or leashes
BSL Adjustment 30mm
Riser Heights 2 + flat
Vertical Release 5.5-12
Lateral Release 5.5-12
Crampon Ready Plum crampons only
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Materials Aluminum, steel, polyvinyl
Skimo Co Says
Usage Everyday touring
Notes Classic rotational heel piece with release values up to 12
Bottom Line Impressive strength for the weight
4/25/2017
Question from Tony Addino
 
Hope that all is well. Question - Would the Plumb Guide work with Voile V8 186Cm / 115 underfoot ?

Tony
4/25/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Tony, yeah no problem. You could go brakeless or likely fit the 110mm brakes on it.
4/26/2017
Answer from Anthony A
 
Thank you the quick respone. Awesome . The V8 is fairly light for its size, just wanted to make sure that the Guide would be able to drive it . I'm not a "charger" ski style wise. Just lots of touring backcountry and sidecountry stuff. Sounds like the Guide/ V8 would be a great combo.
4/26/2017
Answer from Anthony A
 
One additional ? I have a Jigarex mounting jig. Jigarex offers a couple of mounting plates for 1 or 2 Plum bindings. However , they dont list a hole pattern plate for the Guide specifically. Are Plum hole patterns all the same across their models?
4/26/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Anthony, the hole patterns vary per model. See our list of hole patterns for more info.
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3/27/2017
Question from Greg
 
On the Plum Guides with 90mm brake:

1. OK with 83mm waist skis?
2. I will have to mount myself or local ski shop. What about templates and mounting specs?
3. Will they work with my Dynafit TLT 4 Pro's? Currently using Dynafit Comfort binding.
4. Any issues to consider with a more 'modern' boot like the Arcteryx Procline?

Thanks...GREG
3/28/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Greg,
1. The 90mm brakes will work fine on those skis.
2. We have paper templates available.
3. Yes, these will work with just about any boot with standard tech fittings.
4. No problem there either!
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3/16/2017
Question from Mark Williamson
 
My skis are 87mm underfoot so the 90mm brake would be fine, but if I change my skis in the next few seasons for something wider can I just replace the brake, or do I need to get an entire new heel unit.
3/16/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Mark, the brakes are integrated into the base plate, so you'd need a whole base+brake which cost around half of a heel unit.
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3/15/2017
Question from Mike
 
I have an older pair of Guides (silver toe wings, year?) Do these bindings utilize the same hole pattern?
Thanks
3/15/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Mike, yes the hole pattern hasn't changed since that version.
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12/2/2016
Question from Richard
 
Hi there,
Can you tell me if Plum Guide bindings have the same screw mounting pattern as dynafits? I have Dynafit Stoke skis with preset screw placement - wondering if Plums will match.
Thanks,
Richard
12/2/2016
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey Richard, each brand has its own proprietary hole pattern and they generally don't like to share. We have a Hole Pattern Recognition article where you can see the hole pattern compatibility if you have any further questions.
12/2/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Richard, the Plum heels match Dynafits, no problem there. The toe patter uses the old Dynafit Vertical pattern, minus the front-most hole. You're likely in luck with that combo.
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12/1/2016
Question from Skier6
 
Will this plum work OK with the rocker sole of LA Sportive Sceptre v1 ( black ones). Will brakes work with this boot or should I go with brak-less version?
Thanks
12/1/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Skier6, the Spectres work OK. You may need to remove a bit of sole material right near the toe wings to help it lay in flat-on-ski mode, but that is not unusual with various tech bindings and AT boot combos. Brakes work fine but you should still go with the brakeless version :)
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5/25/2016
by thomc (used product a few times)
 
Used on Movement Vertex, got the ones with brakes. I have brakes on none of my other skis, but wanted one pair with them, also because I like the higher heel plug for an all-around ski. Skied for a few days at Snowbird, so have not really worked this in the BC as yet. My first impression is that Plum has a very refined design - the bindings are easier to get into than most dynafit-type ones I've used or own. The brake locks in the up position (so it's out of the way when touring), which is also handy for waxing or other times when you want them out of the way. It does not appear they can easily be removed, so be sure you want brakes if you get them with them. I had no play or pre-releasing, and use a modest DIN setting, but obviously this requires more time to confirm. This is a very carefully and well made item - even the crampon attachment is a step up from the normal dynafit type, dropping in from above as opposed to sliding in from the side. More to come with more use.
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2/15/2016
Question from joss dobbie
 
Hi JBO,

thank you for your ongoing advice about the right bindings for the Big Fish X. I understand the Plum Guide binding has lateral and vertical release, whereas the Superfit 2.0 only has a lateral release. I am not exactly sure what the difference is and whether there is a safety implication for only having lateral release. What is the additional risk, considering I am only a moderately good skier?

Also I see the Superlight 2.0 only has two riser heights (to 47mm) and no "flat" option. Does it definitely not have a flat option - seems odd? The Plum Guide on the other hand top riser is 87mm, presumably better on steep slopes? As a moderate skier would perhaps the Plum Guide be better for me?

For information, I am looking to buy the Big Fish X skis and bindings to race in the PdG in April (but also use recreationally afterwards). As a moderate skier (from England) I am expecting to complete in a time of 14 hours. I wonder if that has any effect on your recommendation.
2/15/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Joss, the Superlite 2.0 has a forward release, it's just not adjustable, meaning it may or may not be appropriate for your height, weight, age, boot sole length, and skier type. You can turn the heel sideways for a flat more which seems to work reasonably well, but there is no detent so the heel piece may bet accidentally turned into ski mode if it gets hit by your boot.

The highest risers can be a bit more efficient on some slopes, but lighter the better for a 14 hour race!
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2/14/2016
Question from joss
 
Hi JBO,

you kindly answered my further question about the compatibility of the Movement Big Fish X/Plum Guide and the Kreutspitze 75mm binding, and recommended the Superlight 2.0 binding. Sadly it is a little too expensive for me once I have bought the base plate (which I would want) and the brake. On that basis what do you think is the best/most compatible brake to go with my Big Fish X and plum guide binding? Thank you Joss
2/14/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Joss, in that case I would just get the Plum Guide with the integrated 90mm brake.
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2/13/2016
Question from joss d
 
JBO,

you kindly answered my question about the compatibility of the Movement Big Fish X/Plum Guide and the Kreutspitze 75mm binding. You suggested the Dynafit Superlight 2.0 as a more suitable alternative. If that is also 75mm will I not have the same problem with the Big Fish being 77mm at the waist? Also I am struggling to see how the superlight 2.0 attaches to the Plum Guide binding. Can you advise please? . Let me know as I am keen to buy it if it will definitely work

Many thanks for your help
Joss
2/13/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Joss, Dynafit makes their brakes a bit wider than advertised; I tested one on the big fish and it works. The brakes are not compatible with the Plum Guide, I was suggesting the Superlite 2.0 as a good binding for that ski.
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