Holy Shift! New Salomon S/LAB Shift Tech Bindings

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The new S/LAB SHIFT 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.

Using a simple lever in the toe, you can confidently transition from touring in a pin binding to a true alpine binding (toe and heel) with a 13 DIN for charging downhill. Plus, with 47 mm of elastic travel (same as the legendary STH2), the SHIFT’s long toe wings offer top of the line energy transfer and efficiency.

The S/LAB SHIFT utilizes a pin toe design for touring, enabling full range of motion when hiking and kick turning. With an easy step-in, convenient switch between ski and tour modes and fast and intuitive access to the climbing aids, the SHIFT makes it quicker and easier than ever to get to untracked lines. Not to mention it weighs in at only 1.7kg/pair!

Offering Multi Norm Certification (MNC) and an adjustable toe pedal, the S/LAB SHIFT is the first hybrid binding that is compatible with all norm boots on the market.

Our Opinion of the Shift

We are stoked for the concept of the Shift for replacing traditional frame bindings. It seems to be a binding that you can push as hard as you could ever wish for inbounds, then with the flick of a switch, you can go adventure in the backcountry. It isn’t going to be a binding that greatly affects the spectrum of tech bindings due to the weight. But the fact that you have a great locked in feel in the toe piece will imbue everyone with confidence.

We harp on about how much Australians love to travel a fair bit and that is where this binding will shine. You can now take 1 set of skis without any drawbacks. No longer do you need to worry about locking out the toe piece of tech bindings to send it!

Binding Details

  • DIN: 6-13
  • NORM: MNC (Multi-Norm Compatible)
  • SAFETY: TUV Certified
  • WEIGHT: 1700g/pair
  • ADJUSTMENT RANGE: 30mm
  • BRAKES SIZE: 90/100/110/120mm
  • CRAMPONS WAIST WIDTH: 100/120mm
  • CLIMBING AIDS: 2° & 10°

aussieskier.com is one of the few Australian stores to be stocking the Salomon S/LAB Shift MNC 13 for the Aussie Winter, and we couldn’t be more stoked!

We have already received a shipment and served a ton of customers who have loved them. If you missed out on the first batch, get in touch! More coming in November 2018.

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