Running out of grams to shave, Dynafit collaborated with partner Pierre Gignoux for a new hybrid binding design. Combining PG’s silly-light heel pieces with Dynafit’s proven race toes offered a way to drop weight while keeping all the functionality. The heel design integrates better with RC1 boots than previous LTR models with longer heel pins. But the toe piece is the reliable Dyn..
Kudos to Ski Trab for an innovative new race toe! With a patented design that doesn’t require coiled springs, the Gara Titan approaches the 100 gram weight barrier that only recently seemed implausible. With the toe lever angled against your ski, the pins are pressed into the boot for a locked position. As with “traditional” race toes, pressing down on the lever allows the wings to..
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All-metal bindings under 100 grams? You betcha (pending weigh-in)! Designed for those folks looking for every edge in competition, the Plum 99 is the new pinnacle of race-binding minimalism. It also adds a new twist to the concept of adjustable release. Choose from two lateral-release values (roughly 6 or 8) simply by changing the mounting-orientation of the heel. The forward relea..
When preaching the benefits of lightweight race bindings to your side-country ski buddies, it’s best to avoid showing them your new Ultra binding. As minimalistic as they come, the Hagan pincers don’t instill a ton of confidence in suspicious-folk and you’ll likely be laughed at. Only after skiing such bindings regularly in sticky situations will you come to rely on them like we do..
If “VO2 Max,” “heart rate monitor,” or “I wish I had done more base training” are frequent phrases you utter, then the PDG Binding likely has a place in your quiver. The same technology as the top-end Low Tech Race 2.0, the PDG is Dynafit’s “budget” race and training binding. The same lightweight toe piece found on the fan-favorite Superlite 2.0 and LTR 2.0 is employed here, this t..
Plum invested 5 more grams into the ol’ reliable race 145 binding. The primary return on that investment is a new toe lever that is smoother and easier to operate. Gone are the fiddly-to-mount striker plates that previously decided whether you were in walk mode or ski mode. The new lock-stops are machined into the toe and feel buttery to operate. The lever itself was widened and sm..
Funny name, serious binding. Kreuzspitze is a small manufacturer that crafts bindings every bit as good as its bigger Italian bretheren. Their flagship binding, the SCTT, features solid steel forks and toe springs that can handle heavy loads without pre-release. They've even snuck in a few innovative options that make the impressive build quality even more attractive. Optional rise..
Fischer doesn’t call this the 3.0, but rather the Tour Race Lite. However, after three entirely different versions of the Tour Race Lite, we are here to help you differentiate. The “3.0” is essentially the Dynafit Low Tech Race 2.0, but with a manual locking lever and a lower price. This means the binding is fully ISMF and wallet compliant. The heel piece is Pierre Gignoux’s brain-..
By matching an improved heel piece to their newly-patented toe piece, Ski Trab has a completely revamped platform. Calling this a “release” version of the Gara Titan is, however, a bit of a misnomer. The subtle-yet-important changes under the red cover of the heel piece are designed to improve retention, not release. But, the increased elasticity of 43° instills more confidence to ..
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The Plum 170 binding is the 150 with a built-in 20mm adjustment plate. If you plan on using more than one boot with your setup, this is the version for you. The re-designed toe pieces feature smooth-operating lock levers that have clear stops for skiing and skinning. The wings are the same design that has stood the test of time. The heel piece has a simple pin-cover flap for uphill..
When we saw the design drawings and early prototypes for the new GT binding, we knew Kreuzspitze was onto something good. As is their style, the small Italian machine shop quietly worked to refine the binding while paying no attention to marketing and associated bombast. The resulting GT is a lightweight masterpiece which adds both lateral and forward release adjustability to a rac..
The white version of the Superlite 2.0 is nearly identical to the black, but with lower release values. This makes it great for lighter skiers that don’t need double-digit release values. The lateral release is adjustable between 5-10, while the forward release is a softer fixed spring. The Superlite 2 features optional brakes which slide off and on with ease. It also has 2.5 riser..
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:
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A pika is a cute mountain rat. The Plum Pika is a cute alpine touring binding. Both are known to thrive at altitude so let’s start by avoiding confusion. Adding this item to your shopping cart will net you beautifully machined ski touring bindings and not a “whistling hare” (pikas often sound a high-pitched alarm when burrowing).
Made in France, the Pika is a lightweight AT bind..
Carbon fiber bindings? “Why not,” says mad boot-scientist Pierre Gignoux, now working with the mad binding-scientists at Dynafit. Designed to work (only) with the RC1 boot, the binding easily wins the weight crown. At 66 grams without screws, it is borderline ridiculous. Operating without springs, entry into the binding requires ramped notches cut into certain boots made by Pierre...
When we asked Dynafit team member Benedikt Böhm which binding he uses most, he immediately pointed to the Expedition. Given his casual pastime of skiing 8,000 meter peaks this came as no surprise. The Expedition's durability-to-weight ratio is about as high as they come and the simplicity is tough to beat. The unique rotation-free heel piece is what gives the Expedition its edge. S..
Cut from the same lean cloth as the Speed binding, the TLT SpeedFit also offers hassle-free performance in a lightweight package. The Speed Fit is built with heavier steel toe-wings and slightly lower release values, but otherwise is the same binding at a lower price. But alas, the SpeedFit is equipped with BSL adjustment, lateral release adjustment, and multiple risers. The heel p..
The Dynafit TLT Speed binding excels at a variety of things. Allowing you to focus on the task at hand, rather than fiddling with gear, is its strong suit. An aluminum and composite toe piece strike a fine balance between weight, strength, and durability. The long toe lever and icebreaker pins provide extra toe socket clearing power for accurate binding retention. The heel features..
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 valu..
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With the young Speed Turn already turning 2.0, we officially say goodbye to the Dynafit 5-hole toe pattern. This new iteration of the Speed turn features a simpler toe piece modeled after the Radical toes. With an elongated mounting pattern and forged aluminum and steel construction, the toe is stable and durable. While it is missing the Power Tower step-in guides from the Radical ..
The XS version of the Guide binding is tailored towards lighter skiers. Plum used softer springs to achieve release values appropriate for smaller skiers, but otherwise the binding is just as robust. It is fully featured with multiple risers, locked/unlocked modes, and adjustment for different boot lengths. You can choose from a brakeless version for the best uphill performance, or..
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Now you can get your I-on without brakes. After a successful, virtually problem-free, introduction of the ION in 2014/15, G3 is now offering a cornucopia of I-options. The LT 12 version is basically the same impressive platform as the original, just without brakes. Wide toe jaws with snow-clearance channels, bi-directional heel rotation, and release values that range up to 12 still..
The Dynafit Speed Radical is the standard by which touring bindings are measured. Evolved from the tried and true TLT Speed, the binding is designed to be safer, easier to use, and support a wider range of boots sizes and release values. The skiability and precision control of the previous incarnation remain intact. If you are looking for a lightweight binding that gives you more a..
Holy stoppers: the Atomic Backland Tour binding with an innovative brake! Weighing in at a svelte 325g per side, the binding flaunts one of the highest feature-per-gram ratios we’ve seen. It includes all the creature comforts necessary to coax you into doing just one more lap. In addition to all the bullet points from the brakeless version, the Backland Tour + Brake offers five wid..
The Salomon Mountain Lab has done it again, this time it’s the MTN binding with a brake. The brake follows the “simpler is better” philosophy, which is a breath of fresh air for a lightweight ski touring binding. The toe and heel unit feature a wide mounting platform, which gives it stout and aggressive performance on wider powder skis, but because of this it will also readily take..
It’s like skiing on rails. The Hagan Core binding is a powerful, full-featured binding that is amazingly light on the climb. Several nifty innovations make the Core a polished product with excellent skiing and release properties. A patented system lets the heel-pins rotate about a pivot versus travelling on a flat axis like traditional “U” springs. This enables easy step-in with im..
A more elegant binding for a more civilized age. The ST Rotation is the new DIN certification-ready kid on the block, and it’s now (as of 17/18 season) the best choice for backcountry skiers who want to optimize for knee-protection. It’s a full-featured binding with brakes, multiple risers, and generous adjustability. Dynafit’s latest and greatest also has refinements for smooth op..
Although limited in boot compatibility*, the TR-2 binding is not limited in features and performance. Ski Trab developed a unique heel design that uses downward pressure to maximize steering precision. It also lets you change from ski-mode to walk-mode without exiting the binding; just press down with your pole. At the toe, the wings can open to the side, enabling a twisting releas..
After proving the ION could handle abuse by aggressive skiers on big skis, G3 has now introduced a version with release values more appropriate for average folk. The ION 10 is essentially the same award-winning platform as the original version, but tuned for touring instead of freeriding. The ION is notable for eliminating common frustrations with tech-bindings such as toe-wing ici..
Taking a cue from software companies, Dynafit is now appending version numbers to its bindings. We recommend upgrading to the latest version of the Radical ST if it’s compatible with your operating system. The recommendation is due to release and retention improvements that move the tech binding a step closer to its alpine brethren. With 10mm of spring-loaded heel travel and a toe ..
G3 is quietly gaining some impressive expertise with tech bindings. After experiencing moderate success with the uniquely designed Onyx and Ruby bindings, G3 has decided to focus on improving a more familiar design. And improve it they did, with many subtle changes designed to eliminate common frustrations. The small changes add up to a significant jump in overall quality.
Now with DIN! The new version of the Dynafit Radical bindings has recently been certified by TÜV to alpine touring standards for release and retention. This was partially accomplished by the toe piece being mounted on a rotating plate, allowing the release to be more consistent throughout the flex of the ski. The upgraded version also has a redesigned heel piece, with stronger roof..
What good is a junior ski without a junior binding? The Z02 Junior from Hagan has a DIN settings that range from 2 to 7, perfect for those budding backcountry skiers and future skimo racers. Don’t make your kids suffer with heavier bindings while you waltz uphill on lighter kit. Thank you Hagan for freeing our kids from the resort boundaries. Now we just need avalanche awareness ta..
Looking to take your grom out of bounds but not sure if a dedicated touring setup is worth it just yet? Enter the Contour. CAMP made it easy to convert a kids alpine binding and boot to an uphill skiing machine. Clip the adapter into the binding, clip the boot into the adapter, attach the skins and away you go! Once you reach the top just remove the adapter and you are free to enjo..
Need a replacement tech toe? Want a backup for a critical mission? Just need toes for a splitboard? Have only one leg? Whatever the reason, you can't go wrong with Dynafit binding toe pieces. Select from the optionally-auto-locking Low Tech Race; race weight but non-auto-locking Speed Superlite; or the sturdy Radical toes with Power Towers, amongst others. Here are the details:
If your stash of heels outweighs your stash of toes, it's time to grow more toes. And if you're going to go through some growing pains, you might as well make it some nice toes. The Plum binding toe pieces are relatively sturdy contraptions that have the same hole pattern as the Dynafit TLT Speed / Vertical / Comfort series (not to mention the Trab TR-Race, Hagan ZR, and La Sportiv..
Known as Snow Crabs, the Kreuzspitze binding toe pieces are some well-built pincers. The SCTT toes have strong steel springs that offer great retention. The SCTTT (that’s one more “T”) toes have titanium springs that make things a little lighter and more forgiving. Both feature a smooth locking mechanism with multiple notches for new versus broken-in tech fittings. The toe pieces s..
Italian toes are more likely to be held onto skis using these widgets. If you’ve got toe problems or just want your feet to look more Italian, get some new binding toe pieces here. This is our growing collection of Ski Trab binding toes.
Gara Titan – Ultralight toes from Ski Trab. They don't have coiled springs, instead you press down on the lever to open the wings and step in. ..
Hagan has a nice lineup of racing and touring bindings. It would be a shame to not ski them because you lost a toe piece. Buy a replacement toe and get back out there. Also you'll probably want some screws since you clearly forgot to mount your bindings to your ski (unless you lost that too?). Below is our shiny collection of Hagan toe pieces.
If you already have ten toes, you might consider getting some heels to match. The Dynafit binding heel pieces can be used to replace borked ones, build an unsanctioned super binding, or be stashed in your collection of other unusual parts. It's also not a bad idea to have a backup plan if you're planning an extended stay in a remote place. See the table below for details.
Maybe you need a replacement. Maybe you're building a franken-binding. Maybe you just want to lighten up your heels. We won't ask what you do with them, but we will take your money. These are Plum binding heel pieces, priced & sold INDIVIDUALLY. If you buy two, they come in a boxed set. If you buy one, we'll just put a stamp on the top and hope for the best. We'll even loosely ..
Hardened steel forks? Check. Flat-on-ski mode? Check. Optional risers? Check. Optional adjustment plates? You betcha. The Trofeo heels from Kreuzspitze are long on features and quality. The small Italian manufacturer makes the heels in house with the rest of their SCTT bindings and accessories. We think Kreuzspitze won't be a strange name for long. Sold individually, so get 2 for b..
These aren’t your mother’s stilettos. Ski Trab now sets the latest fashion trends in Italy, and it’s becoming fashionable to waltz around in Gara Titan high heels. If you’d like to keep up with the latest trends, or just get back to skiing, check out these binding heel pieces.
Gara Titan WC – Trabs lightest race heel. Ships with a titanium U spring installed. 44g.
Gara Titan ..
If you did in fact have your bindings mounted when you lost your toes, that means you also lost a heel piece. Get a replacement for that here.
Lighter and more compact than the standard Dynafit crampon, the Speed is built for just that. The crampons have mean looking teeth and more cutouts to save weight. They are shallower in bite so work best with lower riser settings, like those found on race bindings. The Speed Crampon is 78mm wide and weighs 63 grams. It takes up less space than a standard crampon so is great for rac..
If you've ever tried to skin up a steep, blank, icy face without ski crampons, you will immediately appreciate the value of the security they provide. By plunging into hard snow ice, the crampon teeth add grip when skins don't make full contact or you're slipping downhill. Whether you are chasing someone up a greasy skin track in the winter or trying to time the corn cycle in the s..
It's hard to argue with stronger and lighter. Comprised of an extremely lightweight alloy, ATK was quick to place themselves front and center in the eyes of the alpine touring crowd with a knockout ski crampon. Designed by Batman himself, this sinister looking crampon inspires confidence in steep terrain.
Sold in pairs with a black carrying pouch. Please note that these are exac..
No more sliding. Plum crampons feature a specially designed attachment mechanism that allows you to plop them in place, instead of sliding them on from the side. Hold the crampon vertically to attach/detach it from Plum bindings, and then let it fall into place. The rigid alloy frame with sharp teeth will take over from there, letting you scale otherwise too-slippery slopes. The at..