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Salomon S/lab Shift MNC 13 Ski Bindings · 2023

Salomon S/lab Shift MNC 13 Ski Bindings · 2023

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Ideal for resort skiers looking to go out of bounds or enjoy some uphill travel. Here Salomon delivers top downhill performance with great and easy uphill mode. This is a fully certified downhill binding as good as you will find on any set of skis, yet you can easily transition to use it uphill or for touring purposes.

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Overall ratings
(4.0/5) 3 Expert reviews
Pros
  • Outstanding uphill and downhill performance
  • Great for anyone with a DIN setting over 7
  • Skiers north of 180 lbs that often need a 13 DIN binding
Cons
  • There are lighter touring bindings, but not with the same downhill capability
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Product details

The new S/LAB SHIFT MNC 13 binding ushers in the next generation of freeride capability, blending the touring efficiency of a pin (low-tech) binding, with the performance of an alpine freeride binding. For skiers who like to push the boundaries of the mountain and their skiing, SHIFT to the first ever truly compromise-free binding.

Gender
Unisex
Model year
2023
Ski binding type
Alpine Touring, Tech
Skill level
Advanced, Expert
Din release - low value
6
Din release - high value
13
Additional features
Low Profile Chassis, Oversized Platform, +Elastic Travel, Compatible with Salomon S/LAB Shift Crampons, Carbon-Infused PA Construction
Indiv. binding weight (g)
885
Boot sole type
Alpine DIN (ISO 5355), Alpine Touring (ISO 9523), Tech, GripWalk, Walk to ride (WTR)
Age Group
Adult
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Tory Dobyns
Tory Dobyns
Ski Expert
42 customers helped
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The Salomon S/Lab shift is a great choice if you are looking for a touring binding that feels like a traditional alpine binding when skiing downhill. As it says in its name, the Salomon Shifts are designed to switch over from a tech uphill set up into a more traditional alpine binding. The toe piece transforms from a tech pin into an alpine toe piece so you can clip in just as you normally would on an alpine binding. This is a great choice if you are someone who wants one set up for resort skiing and touring. You will need a tech toe on your ski boots in order to use these for up-hill touring.

Pros
  • Feels like a traditional alpine binding on the decent
  • Resort and backcountry skiing
  • Great powder transfer, especially for a tech binding.
Cons
  • Slightly heavier than a traditional tech binding
  • Only one riser for up-hilling
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carson breese
carson breese
Ski Expert
60 customers helped
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Look, does the Salomon shift have issues? yes. Does the Salomon shift have the best performance to $ ratio? absolutely yes. When this Binding hit the market in 2018, it changed the game for in bound skiers that wanted to adventure away from the resort. Not long after, issues started to arise, mostly with the AFD plate (anti friction device); this allows your toe to easily slide out of the binding on either side during a crash. The AFD in the Salomon shift also provides the upward pressure that keeps your toe securely in place while skiing, this became an issue because over time the mechanism that held that upward pressure would wear out, allowing for unexpected prerelease. 4 years later and this problem has mostly been solved, but can still happen under heavy use. I would not recommend if you plan on daily driving this binding, however if your only skiing 10-15 times a year and do some moderate touring these are a great cost effective option.

Pros
  • 50/50 backcountry-inbounds skiing
  • Ease of use
  • Price
Cons
  • Durability
  • Pre-release
  • AFD plate issues
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