All-metal bindings weighing in under 102 grams? You betcha (they weight 101)! 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 release remains fixed in the middle and features a standard race-heel flap to cover the pins while skinning. Given its svelte nature, Plum recommends using the 99 for racing and training only. Skiers who weigh in over the 90kg/198lb recommended usage limit, or who plan on using their race bindings for non-race applications, can check out the Plum Race 120.
|Lateral Release||6 or 8|
|Materials||7075 aluminum, T6 titanium|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Change lateral release with a sideways mount|
|Bottom Line||The lightest metal binding|