Typically, the "reliability" of a ski binding refers to its consistency of retention and release of your ski boots. When it comes to touring bindings, the Salomon MNC Shift is among the most reliable that you can find, and with a DIN certification to back it up! This level of consistency is something formerly considered unachievable in the backcountry, except for frame bindings (but we don't talk about those here). However, for some smaller and lighter skiers the original Shift MNC 13 is sub-ideal since the release value of the binding is higher than the release value of their ACL. Enter the Shift MNC 10: with a lower range of release values than its forebear, this is the binding that Salomon presents to backcountry skiers who demand lower release values for a greater sense of confidence avoiding leg injuries, or big mountain skiers who are simply smaller and lack enough inertia to hit the release threshold of the original Shift. If you want a binding that has all of the uphill speed of a full-featured touring binding and the downhill confidence of a DIN-certified alpine binding that will eject you before twisting your tibia into pieces, then the Salomon Shift MNC 10 may be the binding for you.
- Pin-based touring toe converts to DIN-certified alpine binding toe for charging downhill.
- Release value range of 4-10 for lighter skiers or wider safety margins.
- MNC boot compatibility means the binding can support a plethora of different boots.
- Great option for skiers who frequent both backcountry and in-bounds terrain.
- Sleek and sexy all-black paint job.
|Weight (pair)||1744g [90mm]|
|Boot Compatibility||Tech, Alpine, and MNC|
|Brakes||90mm, 100mm, 110mm, 120mm|
|Riser Heights||1 + flat|
|Crampon Ready||Yes, Shift-specific|
|Materials||Carbon-infused PA, combined with aluminum and steel|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Lighter freeride oriented backcountry skiers, or dipping in and out of bounds.|
|Notes||A full-fledged alpine binding on the way down and a tech-toe free pivot on the way up.|
|Bottom Line||Alpine binding release safety for your sidecountry or backcountry freeride setup.|
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