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Just like its namesake, the Yak Binding is strong, wide, and a native of deep snow.
These days, you're blowing it if you don't have at least one fat, rockered ski in your quiver. But what if you're thing is backcountry touring and Tech (TLT) boots? The Plum Yak Binding offers full-metal construction, minimal boot ramp-angle, an adjustable DIN, and full Tech (TLT) compatibility so you can still use your Tech boot with that fat ski you've been drooling over. Everything about this binding is designed to help you descend safely, ascend with rando-racer efficiency and speed, and drive power to your ski, no matter how big and meaty it is. Invest in some avy gear, training, and skins, because after you experience the lightness and capability of this binder, it's Bieb...uh, powder fever for you.
- Machined aluminum toe and heel housing
- Rubberized heel bumper underfoot
- Tech (TLT) compatible only
- 50mm-wide mounting platform
- Editor's note: these bindings do not meet the requirements of ISO 8364 regarding screw-hole mounting patterns. Please reference the manufacturer of your ski to ensure that your ski's binding-mount area is wide enough.
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Good lookers, nice performance, no brake
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I tried these on Kastle FX104 freeride skis. The bindings look gorgeous and perform nicely as a TECH binding. They are a little heavy for the up. For the down, forget the brakes - they are really tricky to use (and cost more anyway). In deep pow, you need the leash anyway. If you are having a good thrash and a ski releases in deep pow, then you will be visiting backcountry.com again because you ain't gonna find your ski without a leash! It is like searching for a rather large needle but in a gy-normous hay stack. Anyway, I love the way these look and feel - they are beautifully machine and feel solid and beefy. Just don't forget to tie your leash!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Purchased towards the end of last season and mounted on a pair of 190cm Black Diamond Verdicts with a 102mm waist. As stated in the description check w/your ski manufacturer to ensure the skis you wish to mount Yaks on have a big enough binding reinforced area that can handle a 50mm wide mount. I'm 5'10", 195lbs, intermediate. Been on alot of tours since. Recommend a dab of locktite on the toe mount. Specifically the blue portion (4 screws) that connects to the black base plate -some slight play had developed at this connection after a few tours. This was the only issue I've had & none whatsoever since. Have not experienced any premature release while touring or skiing...that said, they have released when I've completely wrecked which is a good thing. Also recommend reaching down and turning the heel portion for different step modes. The pole method does work and works well however inserting the plastic portion of the ski pole stem into the aluminum hole will eventually lead to the ski pole stem failing. The aluminum edge weakens the plastic stem until it's sheared off. My Yaks came with simple, old school leashes vice ski brakes. I've seen on the Plum site that Yaks now are available w/a reverse ski brake option that sets up on the toe portion of the mount. They are incredibly light and durable.