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The striding efficiency of tech bindings is a requirement for those who have tried them. But there is a class of skier that demands zero compromise on downhill ski performance or release safety. If that sounds like you, Atomic (together with Salomon) has finally solved your dilemma. The Shift MNC 13 is an alpine binding that has tech pins hidden in the toes so you can have the best of both worlds. If you’re a high-level free-skier or just want the most tibia-protection available, you will be thrilled by this innovative binding. The elasticity and proven release mechanism of alpine bindings are undeniably attractive, but solutions to getting uphill efficiently with those are few and far between. Now you can flip a lever in the toe and deploy some tech pins so you can skin with a natural stride and arrive with fresh legs. Those stronger legs can huck, slash, and otherwise throw the skis around on the descent, all with an alpine-style release. The Atomic Shift MNC is a great option for resort (it really is a full alpine binding), side-country, and even backcountry skiing if your priorities align. If you don’t like to hold back in nasty conditions, like to seek out big air, or are prone to nasty falls, the Shift binding should be at the top of your priority list.
- Fully DIN-certified alpine binding removes the speed governor.
- Efficiency of a tech binding on the uphill with stashed toe pins.
- Multi-norm toe-piece broadens the range of boot capability.
- ISO 9462 alpine and ISO 13992 alpine touring certifications.
Update 2020/21: Color has been updated and the name changed to Shift 13 to differentiate from the 10 version.
|Weight (pair)||1812g [100mm]|
||Alpine Multi-Norm Compatible (MNC)|
||90, 100, 110, 120|
||1 + flat|
||Carbon-infused PA, combined with aluminum and steel|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Backcountry, freeriding, or alpine skiing|
|Notes||Converts to a tech toe for touring|
|Bottom Line||A favored standard for freeride binding, zero compromise downhill performance|
|Compare to other Full-featured Bindings|
Questions & Reviews
I have just experienced an issue with the tow piece of my Shift MNC 13’s. The carbon fiber toe piece has sheered off leaving the pin and roller visible from above. Has anyone else experienced this problem. This is the second time it has happened to me. Does anyone know of warranty covering this issue?
I am sorry to hear that you have had issues with your Shift MNC 13 bindings. To get a better grasp on the extent of the damage, send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I am happy to brainstorm solutions from there!
Lighter than frame style bindings like the guardian or duke.
They work with boots that have tech inserts.
They provide a resort style downhill skiing experience for fast aggressive skiing.
Obviously they are very heavy when compared to any other binding skimo sells.
Only 1 heel riser height
They are very fiddly, both my afd plates slowly migrate down and need almost weekly adjusting.
I have broken them. The plate that rest under my heel cracked and big chunk of plastic fell out. Salomon did send me 2 new brake units for free.
Overall if you want a flashy downhill oriented binding that can go for very short tours and ski well these are a viable option. If you want what I described with no drama you should just buy dukes.
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