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The Curated Take
The shift is a perfect binding for the resort skier who wants to venture into the backcountry but doesn't want to commit to a full tech pin binding. In uphill mode, it carries the simplicity and reliability of a dedicated tech pin touring binding without sacrificing the confidence-inspiring alpine-style binding for the downhill. I was stoked when this binding came out because I wanted something that wouldn't be too much of a change from my regular alpine binding. I still click in the same in the resort, and when I want to go uphill in the backcountry, it is a simple and user-friendly transition to lock the toe and free the heel.
Some people complain of pre-release in uphill touring mode, especially while traversing. However, I have never had this experience personally. I have found that if the proper time is taken to secure the binding during transitions, it performs as it should.
It is great at what it is designed for - a hybrid in-between of a touring and alpine binding. The shift is not going to knock it out of the park in either of those categories exclusively, but it will allow you to do both on the same binding and ski - pretty cool.
- Versatile - a great do-it-all binding
- Secure - reliable hold
- User friendly
- Pre-release in touring mode while traversing
- Improper connection to boot while transitioning to touring mode
The Salomon S/Lab Shift MNC 10 Ski Bindings are the perfect choice for skiers who demand uncompromising performance on both uphill and downhill terrain. These bindings offer the efficiency of a pin binding while providing the solid insurance of an alpine binding, allowing you to rip through any terrain with ease.
- Revolutionary Design: Featured a unique design that combines the best features of pin and alpine bindings, resulting in unparalleled performance on both uphill and downhill terrain.
- Lightweight Construction: These bindings are made from high-quality materials that are lightweight yet durable, ensuring that they can withstand even the toughest conditions.
- Multi-Norm Certified (MNC): Compatible with all boot sole types, making them incredibly versatile and easy to use.
- Easy Step-In: With an easy step-in design, these bindings make it simple to get in and out of your skis quickly and efficiently.
- Optimal Power Transmission: Thanks to their innovative design, these bindings provide optimal power transmission from your boots to your skis, giving you maximum control over every turn.