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 binding with an elegant design. Somewhat-similar to the WEPA, Plum chose to use a heel flipper for a riser and to integrate a removable brake-system. The release mechanism is fully adjustable in both lateral and vertical directions. In other words, this is a full-featured binding at a much lighter weight than you may be used to. We’re happy Plum chose Skimo blue.
Both lateral and forward release are fully adjustable from 4-10.
Heel sits on and adjustment rail that nets up to 20mm of BSL range.
Includes a pair of Plum leashes so you don't have runaway mountain rats.
Optional brakes* screw on quickly and come in 85, 95, and 105mm widths.
Hi Eric, like most bindings with optional brakes (including your Vertical STs), we think it works best without brakes. True to form, the first gen brakes had some issues staying retracted. The 95mm brakes should fit fine for occasional use (we can verify that for you if you email us your ski length).
Hi Eric, we're always happy to do that. The Zed is the same category as the Pika though. Something like the Hagan Pure binding may fit your needs best, as it has an integrated 97mm brake with a nice anti-friction plate and you don't need to spin the heels, ever. As always, you can get personalized recommendations using our binding finder.
Is it true that PLUM have the same screw patterns as some Dynafit bindings? I'm currently using the TLT Speed 12 but I have had some issues with this binding and I'm thinking of switching to a Pika for next season. Do you think its possible to switch without piercing new holes in the ski? Or am I just being too optimistic.. :)
Hi Alex, the Pika is a great binding and I think you'd be very happy with it. It does not have a hole pattern that corresponds with your specific Dynafit bindings and you'll have to drill new holes if you want to use it.