Picturesque ski lines have a nasty habit of often being located far away from the trailhead. This unfortunate (or fortunate) reality then necessitates careful gear selection to achieve maximal performance while keeping weight to a minimum. Based in Chamonix, the folks at Plum are no strangers to this principle, and therefore designed the Summit 12. Like its sibling, the Summit 12 Stopper, the Summit 12 is constructed using durable aluminum 7075 and POM materials to create a burly binding for the most demanding ski descents. Unlike its sibling, the Summit 12 forgoes ski brakes, which has the benefit of being nicer on the legs and lungs on big vertical days. With lateral and vertical release values ranging from 5.5-12, 35mm of BSL adjustment to accommodate different sets of boots, an ultra-wide mounting pattern, and an integrated stomp pad to help with the biggest drops, even the most discerning gear aficionados will be satisfied. If you’ve been searching for a pared-down freeride binding high on performance but not on weight, your search is over with the Plum Summit 12.
- 35mm of BSL adjustment to accommodate all your boots.
- Release values ranging between 5.5-12 to dial in that sweet spot.
- Aluminum 7075, POM, and steel pins for durability.
- Removable crampon slot should you need 4WD in the spring.
- Built to withstand the apocalypse.
- Made in France.
Update 2022/23: BSL adjustment increased to 35mm. New color. A leash is no longer included.
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||7075 aluminum, POM, steel pins|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||POM stomp pad provides support for hard landings|
|Bottom Line||Designed to be hard-charging|
|Compare to other Lean Bindings|
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