2022 Salomon S/Lab Shift MNC 10 Bindings
Salomon S/Lab Shift MNC 10 Bindings
Is it an alpine binding? Is it a touring binding? Is it both? The answer is an overwhelming yes for all questions. The Salomon S/Lab Shift MNC 10 bindings offer all the versatility and performance that we've gotten from the Shift 13 over the past two seasons but with a lower DIN range for lighter skiers or even junior tourers. With a DIN span of 4-10, this opens the backcountry and resort skiing up to a whole new group of skiers and this gives the Shift a new audience to appeal to. As a result, more snow will be accessible for more skiers and this gives everyone a better product. From a touring perspective, the toe piece is only accepting a Dynafit-style toe pin boot, so be sure to have the right boots for touring. Any alpine boot will fit in these, but only for downhill mode. Touring skiers must have a pin-compatible boot for uphill use. The heel is pretty much a straight-up alpine piece that'll be similar to your normal binding, keeping you locked in and ready to rip. For any skier who is looking to get out and avoid the lift lines in the backcountry, the Shift is the way to go. There's a lot to like about the ability to skin up something untracked and make your own way in the winter wilderness. If you've ever wanted to venture out and get some fresh, these are the bindings to take you there. We've always talked about having a one-ski quiver, and now we can talk about that for bindings as well with the Salomon S/Lab Shift MNC 10 bindings.
- DIN Range: 4-10
- Weight: 875 Grams per Binding
- MNC Norm
- Height: 30 mm
- Crampon Compatible
- Ability Level: Advanced Skiers
could you please advise me if this DIN range is sufficient for woman skier - 60 kg (130 lbs) / 171 cm (5' 7") - who is shredding 50:50 in bounds and freeride couloirs? Or would you rather recommend 6-13?
Yes, this DIN range should work fine for a skier that size. The only reason to go with the 6-13 DIN range would be if you consider yourself a type 3+ skier. Even a type 3 skier at that size will fall within the 10 DIN range, 3+ would be pushing it. I also don't know your BSL, which does have an effect on DIN settings, but it would only change my assumptions if you have a really, really small foot.
There is an extremely slight 8 gram difference between the shift 10 and the 13. The 10 weighs in at 1750 grams and the 13 weighs in at 1758 grams. The construction is going to be the same carbon infused PA combined with aluminum and steel for both pairs of bindings.
My specs: 175 lbs, 5’10”, advanced, 315 BSL, 62 yr old.
What would you calculate my DIN at ?
Is Shift 13 OK for me in this use?
A shift 13 should work great for you at your height and weight. We always recommend having your bindings and DIN adjusted by a certified technician so a binding test can be performed prior to getting on them for the first time. You should always should make sure your new equipment works and is going to be safe to use before that first run.
Have fun out there!