HOLY SHIFT, it’s finally here! The holy grail of all bindings. The one binding to rule them all. The long-awaited new Salomon S/LAB SHIFT has finally been released and Outpost Sunsport has it in stock!
Whether you are planning to skin in the backcountry or lock your heals in and cruise down the steeps in bounds, Salomon has just the binding for you. The new S/LAB SHIFT MNC binding can truly do it all, as it blends the touring efficiency of a pin (low-tech) binding, with the performance of an alpine freeride binding.
Over the past several years, Salomon has been toying with the idea of creating a binding that provides the responsiveness and safety of a downhill binding along with the freedom of a pin binding. After relentlessly testing and refining this new binding, they have finally released the binding to the public.
Here are three reasons why you need to try these bindings out!
Downhill Performance: Using a simple lever in the toes, 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, the SHIFT’s long toe wings offer top-of-the-line energy transfer and efficiency.
Touring Capability: 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 per pair!
Multi Norm Certification (MNC): Offering Multi Norm Certification (MNC and an adjustable toe pedal, the S/LAB SHIFT is the only hybrid binding that is compatible with all norm boots on the market.
For a visual of how this binding works, check out the videos that Salomon has released here.
Give us a call at 970.225.1455 to check in on available sizes or swing by the shop for to look at these bindings for yourself!