No more sliding! Neither when skinning on icy sidehills nor when inserting crampons. 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 attachment system keeps the crampon centered on your ski at all times. Mesh carrying case included.
* Please note these crampons are only compatible with newer Plum Guide & Yak bindings, plus all Pika, WEPA, Oazo, Summit, and Race 150/170 bindings. For older Guide bindings, check that your receptor looks like the one highlighted by the red arrow in the photo above.
Update 2018/19: Now available in 130mm and 145mm widths for splitboarders using the Pekye or other Plum toes. Note these crampons also work with the Salomon MTN and Atomic Backland bindings.
Would the 110mm be usable for a 96mm underfoot ski? I have a pair of 109mm and a pair of 96mm skis, and would love to be able to buy only one pair of crampons for both setups.
Hey Pete, that should work just fine. The one situation where you might see a performance disadvantage would be on steep and/or firm sidehills where the crampon wings are spread further from the ski edges, giving you less traction directly under the foot. 7mm on each side of the ski isn't egregious, though.
Hi, I have what I think is an older Plum Yak binding. It says "mountain spirit" on the binding as well which someone else asked about compatibility with earlier. I didn't see the note and bought these crampons and they're not fitting. What options would you recommend? Do you sell a ski crampon that fits the "older models"? What would it be called? I think I could file away at either the crampon or the binding to make it fit, but am hoping for a different option.
Any real issues with going slightly wider than the minimum possible? My daughters currently on 90 mm waisted skis but I would like to future proof a bit if I can and get 100 mm crampons. She's a lot lighter and going to be a lighter than the average backcountry skier for sometime. Deep thoughts?
Hey Tristan, thanks for reaching out. In fact it will work with the MTN binding and yeah unless you're using some Dynafit/ATK crampons then there's really no need for that clip...in fact, even when you *are* using Dynafit/ATK crampons there's still no need for it!