The alpine-touring “plate” bindings of yesteryear had a knack for being heavy, clunky, and walking very poorly. Dynafit-style tech bindings had a reputation for superb walking performance and low weight, but at the price of sacrificing alpine-style release and retention characteristics. For some skiers, this meant there was sacrifice involved in choosing a touring binding. Either n..
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..
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...
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, Hagan, Kreuzsp..
Hallelujah, it’s raining toe pieces. G3 is now selling toe and heel pieces separately. Taking a long hut trip and don’t want to risk gear failure that’d end the trip? Maybe you dropped your skis out of your roof box and only the toe piece broke? Lost a ski in avalanche? Fear not, spares are available. Choose your model in the drop list, from the various ION flavors to the new Zed. ..
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 ..
Taking a hut trip or long traverse and want some backup? Want to revive an old, beat up pair of skis? G3’s tech heel pieces are available separately and now you can rest knowing you don’t have to buy a new binding when one component takes a beating. The heel pieces are priced and sold individually, without brakes/baseplates and weigh 195g each.
Please note this listing is just t..
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 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 – Trab's lightest race heel. Ships with a titanium U-spring installed. 44g.
Gara Titan Stee..
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..
Purists may try to avoid using ski crampons and rely instead of skinning technique or boot-packing, but there are times when ski crampons are the most efficient travel option. Maybe you’d rather avoid wallowing through breakable crust. Maybe you don’t want to slip and slide on glazed slopes with exposure below. Maybe your objective lies on the other side of the most slippery skin t..
Backcountry skiing often involves less-than-ideal snow conditions. Inevitably at some point during the season, greasy skin-tracks are the rule rather than the exception. The Marker Pintech Crampons will make quick work of that grease. Further, when tacking big mountains without a nice skin-track, frozen icy faces and supportable bullet-proof crusts can be daunting. If it’s too slic..
The Kreuzspitze Ski Crampon is an adjustable-width security tool that weighs only slightly more than a fixed crampon. The ski crampons come in two sizes depending on how much ski you can handle. The Small size has three size positions: 68mm, 82mm, and 96mm. The Large also has three positions, just wider ones: 102mm, 116mm, and 130mm. If you have more skis than the average person sh..
You could also call it the Universal Ski Crampon. With the option to mount it independently from the actual binding, the ION crampon can be used with any tech binding. Of course, if you use it with the ION it's even easier: just slide the included receptors under the toe pieces and screw them in. And with its unique corded attachment system, it can be installed or removed easily wi..
You don’t need ‘em until you do! You know that snow type. Too steep and firm to skin. Too punchy to boot. Ski crampons are the only fix. These shiny widgets from Salomon and Atomic work with the Shift binding. Slide the crampons in from the side and step on ‘em to engage the firm snow. Hopefully this stops you from sliding to the bottom of the mountain. Say no to snow-rash with the..
For added bite on icy, technical skin tracks. The Fritschi ski crampons offer quick and easy attachment. Also with the added benefit of being able to adjust crampon penetration in any climbing height. Using a rotating adapter allows you adjust bite depth on all 3 riser settings. Made out Aluminum for reduced weight and machined teeth for great bite.
The crampons are sold in pair..
Mounting these plates between Dynafit race bindings and your skis will give you some fore/aft adjustment. This allows you to use different boots with the same skis, adding to their useful life and increasing the resale value of your rig. The Dynafit adjustment plates are made with 7075 aluminum, meaning they are light and strong.
Plates are just 4.8mm thick to minimize ramp a..
Have a Gara Titan or older TR-Race binding that won’t fit your new boots? Ski Trab adjustment plates are the solution. All plates are sold in pairs.
Flex 30 Plate – A flexible techno-polymer plate that doesn’t interfere with your ski flex! Weighing a mere 57g, the Flex 30 has an integrated slider-bolt to make adjustments super easy and quick. The mounting pattern has screws that..
Kreuzspitze has come to the rescue for skiers who find they have too much ramp angle in touring bindings. The 14 millimeter adjustment plates are screw-hole compatible with Dynafit TLT Vertical / Radical / Comfort / Speed heel units. That means you can replace a touring heel with a race heel without redrilling. Also available are 18mm and 40mm heel plates, a fast rental-style 40mm ..
Want to use your Plum bindings with a boot quiver? Add some adjustability with these plates from Plum. All plates are sold in PAIRS.
40mm Heel Plates - The rails offer 40 millimeters of fore/aft adjustment for the Plum Race 135/145/150 bindings. The kits use the same Torx T-25 bolts found on the Plum 165/170s. The 6.5mm thick plates weigh 34g (1.2 oz) plus another 10g for the nu..
B&D is now making bolt-tension adjustment plates, in addition to their threaded-hole shift plates. This allows you to fine tune your heel pieces for different boot sole lengths. Interestingly, each fore & aft screw pair is connected underneath the plates. This makes it easier to attach a binding since the bolts will always be spaced the proper distance. It also increases th..
Made for the Ultra bindings, these Hagan plates will give you 30mm for fore/aft heel adjustment, or approximately 4 mondo sizes. If you want to use a quiver of boots or increase the resale value of your rig, the adjustment plates are a good investment. They also help cover up mismounted bindings if you didn't hit your mark. All Plates are sold in Pairs with adjustment nuts & bo..
The Aski adjustment plates let you move otherwise-fixed Dynafit-style ski bindings. This lets you use multiple boots or can help work around existing drill holes in your ski. The adjustment plates rely on bolt-tension to hold the toes or heels in place. Specialized bolts screw into jam nuts under the plates.
Radical Toe plate works with any four-hole binding with a 30mm width..
Leave it to B&D to solve all your Dynafit mounting problems. The toe and heel shift plates can handle just about every drill hole and boot sole length configuration imaginable. Mount a plate to your ski and then screw your Dynafit toe or heel onto the plate. See below for some options, all of which come with adjustment bolts (mount toe plates using your binding's screws or get ..
Getting the right ramp angle on your bindings can make the difference between skiing on-point or in the backseat with tired quads. B&D makes shims for almost every occasion. Choose a shim based on your binding and desired pin height delta, which can take some experimentation. Shorter boot sole lengths are more affected by delta because they end up with a higher ramp angle, thus..
Leashing yourself to your skis in the backcountry has benefits and drawbacks. If you are prone to yard sales and subsequent difficulty finding your skis, it can be a good idea to tie yourself in. If you are prone to getting caught in avalanches and swimming for your life, the last thing you need is to be anchored to anything that could pull you down. However if you end up resort sk..
ATK leashes are made with a Kevlar core to be ultralight yet strong. They extend up to 60cm (two feet) but have a spiral polyurethane sheath that otherwise prevents them from slopping around and getting caught on branches. A simple clipping system lets you hook and unhook your skis at will. The leashes weigh 17 grams (0.6 ounces) each and will break with an elongation force of arou..
The Kreuzspitze binding leashes are made with a kevlar core to be as strong and light as possible. Tipping the scales at a scant 16 grams (0.6 ounces), the leashes will scarely be noticeable on your feet. That is, until you yard-sale and don't lose your skis (phew). The leashes are made of kevlar which is coated in polyurethane to protect from fraying. The attachment point at the b..
The backcountry ski touring leash from B&D is designed to alleviate the need to detach and attach your skis while putting on your climbing skins. The 1980s phone-style elastic cord stretches enough so you can lift your skis to put on your skins. This means you won’t lose your ski during transitions. It also allows for more slack in the line when your bindings release in a fall...
A little bit of skinning and walking doesn’t scare most backcountry skiers, but dropping a ski from up high can really put a damper on a day. Not every ski partner is willing to tackle a ski like a football player, so it’s best to either hold on really tight or instead install a leash. The Ski Trab Leash is a simple gizmo made of coiled steel coated in rubber to keep durability up ..
The patented brakes from Kreuzspitze are cool removable devices that slide into your crampon slot. They are secured by a simple locking switch (included) that is mounted with a single screw under your foot. Take them off when skinning uphill, slide them back on before skiing down. The brakes will retract when you lock your heel into ski mode and deploy when you have a yard sale. Gr..
Moving Dynafit bindings from one ski to another often requires a brake change to accommodate the new width. Brakes can also get damaged. Please note ► "Some of the Dynafit brakes listed below the line" are priced individually so you will need two in the former case or one if replacing damage. The brakes have a few millimeters of wiggle room, so a 100mm brake will work on a ski slig..
Moving your bindings to some new skis? Need some wider brakes for your fatties? Plum has replacement brakes available for Guide, Yak, and Pika bindings. The brakes use a sliding lock system to remain retracted while skinning. Just push the red button to release! The Guide and Yak brakes are available in 85mm, 95mm, 105mm, 115mm, and 135mm widths to match just about every ski. The l..
Replacement brakes for G3 ski bindings. If you've broken a brake or are switching skis and need a new width, look for your G3 brakes here.
ION brakes - Stoppers tha work with both the ION 10 and ION 12 bindings. You likely wouldn't get in trouble for putting some brakes on the ION LT 12 binding either. The ION brakes are integrated into the baseplate so you are buying a whole ne..
Rather than integrate the brakes into the bindings, Atomic decided to make it easy on you. Manufactured in five different sizes as a modular accessory to the Backland Tour binding, the brakes sit directly underneath the baseplate of the heel piece. This affords a lot of flexibility for weight savings (remove the brake) or ski width changes (replace the brake). One large lever is th..
Really cool friction-free ski brake from Ski Trab. The Italians are always on the leading edge of ski technology and Trab in-particular has both speed and safety in mind. Compatible with the Gara Titan bindings, the brakes are mounted directly underneath the heel piece, which results in a secure connection. A free-spinning, free-sliding ball eliminates friction so as to not change ..
The Marker Alpinist is a versatile binding. One of the neat features is the ability to opt-in for brakes or ski without brakes. If you decide to opt-in at a later date, or change ski widths, find replacement brakes here. Sold in pairs.
90mm - The narrowest brake size reserved for the most versatile backcountry ski size.
105mm - Middlest of the three brake widths available for..
Outfit your Hagan Z01 and Z02 bindings with brakes. Even the junior models. The brakes screw onto the heels and provide stopping power to the Hagan ski touring bindings. Don't lose your precious Sky Force skis in an epic yard sale...
You are unlikely to confused the ATK Raider ski brakes with other models. That’s because they ride on the toe pieces instead of the heels like other bindings. It’s a neat system that causes less interference with lateral release mechanisms, and anti-friction devices are made obsolete. The Raider 2.0 brakes are lightweight like the binding but still seem to do the job. Swap skis and..