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Salomon TV drops first episode of new season, tests the all-new Shift binding

After seven years and hundreds of hours of developing and testing, the Salomon team was ready to put the all-new S/LAB Shift MNC binding to the test. In Salomon TV’s first episode of the season, skiers Chris Rubens, Leah Evans, Josh Daiek, Alexi Godbout and Benoit Sublet spend 10 days winter camping in the backcountry near Revelstoke, BC, chasing endless pillow lines and testing the performance of the new Shift binding. The results: the Shift is the first of its kind to have the touring ability of a pin binding and the releasability of a downhill binding.

From the 2019 Buyer’s Guide:

The new, innovative S/Lab Shift MNC is the ideal binding for those who split time between the resort and backcountry. Skiers can tour uphill via clamping pin-tech jaws in the toe and then ski downhill in a fully TÜV-certified alpine toe and heel. An innovative lever in the toe that opens up the jaws and then closes them to transform from tech to alpine and back makes all of this possible. The Shift is multi norm certified, meaning it accommodates all adult norm boot sole types. It weighs in at a manageable 865 grams per binding with screws and boasts a DIN range of 6 to 13. Dare we say it, the Shift may just be the quiver-killer of bindings.

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