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Plum WEPA Binding

Brand: Plum
Model: WEPA
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Plum describes the WEPA as a perfect match between the lightness of a race binding and the release-precision of a Guide. This makes it “perfect for vertical junkies who are looking for efficiency”. Sure enough, the Plum WEPA has just the features you want, without the weight of any you don’t. That is, of course, if you want these features and not any others:

  • Re-designed race toes have fully-functional toe levers that are easier to operate.
  • Rotating heel piece has adjustable lateral and forward release settings, from 5-10.
  • Built-in adjustment plate has a range of 20mm, enough for 3 full boot sizes.
  • Heel rotates in either direction for boot-on-housing and flat-on-ski modes.
  • Optional re-designed, machined-aluminum receptors accept most crampons.
  • Plum crampons can be placed into the receptors from the top, without sliding.
Specifications
Weight
-> ounces
270g
Weight (pair) 540g
Boot Compatibility Tech
Brakes No
BSL Adjustment 18mm
Riser Heights 1 + flat
Vertical Release 5-10
Lateral Release 5-10
Crampon Ready Optional
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Materials Aluminum, steel
Skimo Co Says
Usage Lightweight touring, heavy metal racing
Notes Fully adjustable release
Bottom Line Lightness without sacrifice
6/12/2016
Question from nico
 
Hi guys,

I'm a happy user of kingpins but sadly for long trips I just need something lighter. Before that, I used to own some dynafit radicals on a pair of carbon skis and was never able to ski as aggressive and fast as I now can on my kingpin setup.
Could have been the boots, the skis or the bindings... Either way I was thinking of buying a pair of wepa, hoping it would ski a bit more "rigid" than my old radicals.

Am I completely dreaming and the wepa will probably feel exactly like radicals?

Thanks in advance
Nico

6/12/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Nico, most tech bindings will feel about the same, with a slight stiffening effect in models without a heel gap (the housing rides on a spring which adds resistance to ski flex). I wouldn't expect much difference in the WEPA vs Radical 1.0 series in terms of ski performance. Note the Radical 2.0 feels a bit stiffer, but that's in a different weight category. The ION LT might be the sweet spot for you.
6/13/2016
Answer from Nico C
 
Hi jbo,

Thanks a lot for your answer. Sadly since I changed virtually everything between my two setups, I'm having hard time to make sense of the impact of the bindings on my skiing (pretty sure boots had a lot to say in my case).
ION LT looks really sweet but with the skis I had in mind it would only remove 800 gr from my current setup (4.8 kgs). So the big question, lighter skis + ION or heavier skis + wepa... Any gut feeling? I know I'm asking the impossible ;)

Thanks jbo!
6/13/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Nico, I'd of course go for light skis, boots, and bindings :) There exist each that perform well. Send me the details of the two setups you had and I'll try to diagnose what you were feeling. Also include your vitals (height, weight, skier type) in an email to help@skimo.co.
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11/30/2015
Question from Michael
 
Any idea what the pin delta is on these?
12/1/2015
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Michael, we just posted our measurements to the article on pin heights. Looks like these have roughly 12mm of delta.
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