The all new Salomon S-Lab Shift MNC Alpine Touring Binding is a game changing binding that makes its debut this season. The first binding of its kind, the Shift is not unique in the fact that it can accommodate any type of boot sole whether it is Alpine Touring, WTR/GripWalk or Standard DIN. What is so unique about the Shift is that it will allow you to skin if you are wearing pinned touring boots.
When it is time for you to go on a tour, simply flip up the lever located on the front of the toe piece. This will engage the pins into the toe lug of your boot. There is also a lever on the heel piece that locks the brakes up.
When you have reached the summit and it comes time to make your descent is when the Shift really shines. With a beefy 6-13 DIN range, bigger and aggressive skiers should trust the retention, even when getting after it on some gnarly terrain. When the lever on the toe is flipped into ski position the binding is loaded with power.
Let’s Talk about the Binding Features
The Shift is packed with performance features to give you a great experience on the mountain. A Low-Profile Chassis keeps you lower on the ski for enhanced power. 47mm of Elastic Travel is unprecedented in a binding of this style, to give you the retention and control of any other high performance binding. Salomon’s Oversized Platform will deliver responsiveness to even the widest skis in your quiver. With two climbing positions at 2 and 10 degrees you will find your traverses and skinning very comfortable and efficient. Made from over 400 different intricate pieces the Shift is one of the most technologically advanced and complicated bindings ever produced.
Who is the Salomon S-Lab Shift Binding for?
The main target for the Shift is backcountry enthusiasts who want a single binding for light touring and in-bounds that is compatible with any boot style. Don’t be surprised to see many sets in the lift lines with any type of skier who wants a lightweight binding that feels powerful with energy transmission and retention. Weighing in at just under 4 pounds the Shift will be a great addition to any ski for any gearhead who is always concerned about weight.
For more details on the Salomon S-Lab Shift MNC Alpine Touring Binding and all of the exciting 2019 Salomon Products visit us at Skis.com, and as always don’t forget to subscribe to our blog below.