This week I went down the Arve valley to visit the guys at PLUM and get a tour of their manufacturing facility and see how they make their tech bindings which have quickly become the connoisseur’s choice. And its easy to see why, as an engineer walking round their factory one see’s a quality controlled process that transforms aircraft grade aluminium from stock bar to the individual components of the binding by CNC machining. The components are then assembled and tested under the same roof.  The Felisaz family owned business is in its 45th year having a history of making high tolerance components for the motor industry and even Rolex!

PLUM have kitted me out with their ‘J’envoie du gros’ (I send it phat) binding which is slightly wider drill spacing than the well known Yak at 75 mm and an ideal partner on my Black Crows Nocta. A big thanks to PLUM.

My Black Crows  resting after gorging on Italian powder on Courmayeur’s opening day – Black Crows Nocta 178 with PLUM j’envoie du gros tech bindings. Never thought I would ski so fast in touring boots in the tight trees. I am going to have a lot of fun on these this winter.

A moody day in the Aosta valley. Lurking cloud had us change plans from Helbronner. 20131128_164532

Beautiful things often come in small packages – 1000s of dollars worth of immaculate PLUM race heal pieces ready for shipping. 20131128_164854Tested to destruction in house. 

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