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 lightweight Pika binding has a slightly different brake design that supports 85, 95, and 105mm widths. All brakes are sold in pairs.
Please note that Plum recommends Guide and Yak brakes be swapped by an authorized dealer, but we won’t report you for trying.
I have a set of Yak bindings w/out the brake, I would like to add the brake to my binding. Is this possible with this version of binding I own? Also how is the install, do I need to remove the heel piece from the ski to do this? Thanks in advance.
Hey Chris! You can add brakes to it, but you'll have to purchase the baseplates first. You can usually find them here, but it looks like we are out of them for the time being. Generally, budget around ~$200 to do this conversion.
hey.....can I get away with a 95 break on my 97 waist Black Crows?? (is there any fudge room?) Assuming these come with that longer plate and switching those plates out is the recommended-by-a-pro part?!?!
Hey Svcci, thanks for reaching out. I think the 105 is probably the better choice here. Reason being is that the spot at which the brakes will be deploying on the ski is wider than 97mm. Even if it was 97mm where the brakes were deploying though, that's only 4mm of clearance on either side of the ski, definitely not enough to warrant sizing down and bending the brakes out (at which point you may need to bend them out beyond what the profile of the unbent 105mm brakes would be anyways just in order to clear the ski when deploying).
They don't come with the plate, though the plates are available here. It's the "Guide Heel Baseplate for Brakes x2" in the drop down menu that you're looking for!
Is this the only add-on PLUM brake? Wondering if there is a version where you don't have to manually disengage the brake and instead have the turn of the heel plate act to hold it out of position when climbing.
My husband ordered this red-button version but before I have it mounted want to be sure there is not a simpler option. Thanks in advance for your reply.
Hey Randall! You'll need to buy new baseplates in order to get these brakes to mount. Send me an email with a picture of your heel piece to our help email address at the bottom of the page and I'll see what I can do!
Do you need the long heal track to use this break if the original Guide has the standard short mounting track? If so, is that available to buy? I asked Plum about buying this track in the past and they told me it was not available for purchase.
Hey Andrew Unfortunately you need a whole new base plate to use this brake. The whole base plate+brake is available for about $200 per pair, and there could be a delay depending on our shipping schedule. Otherwise you would need to buy the whole binding with brake.