With an all-new design reminiscent of something out of the Transformer movies, the Atomic Shift MNC 13 Alpine Touring Ski Bindings promise to set a new bar for power and reliability in the backcountry. In ski mode, the Shift MNC looks like a low profile alpine binding with a long nose, but pull the SHIFT bar on the toe rearward and a set of tech "wings" pops open for touring (yes, you will need a boot with tech fittings to skin uphill). The beauty of the Shift is that it skis pretty much just like a 13 DIN alpine binding (the Warden 13 comes to mind) but weighs under 900 grams (compared to nearly 1500 grams for a Guardian) and features a much smoother touring action. If you're bummed by the weight of your frame AT bindings but are wary of using a tech binding for committed hard charging, the Shift MNC is the burning light at the end of the tunnel.
Dual Mode Toepiece – MNC (Multi-Norm Certified) for skiing, including WTR soles. Converts to a tech toe for touring (requires a boot with tech toe fittings).
XL Wings – Long wings for a great envelopment of the boots.
Toe Height Adjustment – Adjustable toe height to let you switch between different boot norms.
Lateral Elasticity – 47mm
Easy Step-In – Less effort needed to step-in and out of bindings.
Sliding Toe Pedal
Freeski Brakes – Self-retracting brakes for a close position to the heel so they never catch.
Hike and Ride Switch – A switch lever to shift between hike and ski mode.
Accessing Toe for Touring – 1. Pull back on block between toe wings to open tech arms. 2. Depress front lever to widen arms to step in. 3. Pull up on lever to lock arms securely for skinning.
Preparing Heel for Touring – Pull back on the brake pad and fix the brake in the "up" position by stepping down on the pad.
Climbing Aids – 2° & 10°
Multi Norm Certified (MNC) – Compatible with all adult boot sole types, including ISO 5355 Alpine, ISO 9523 Touring, WTR (Walk to Ride) and GripWalk.
Tech Toe Fittings Required For Use In Uphill (Touring) Mode
Requires Boot with Full Heel and Toe Lugs – Not compatible with boots like the Dynafit Hoji and TLT, Atomic Backland, Salomon X-Alp and Arc'teryx Procline, among others. These boots have shortened or non-existent lugs and will not fit into the Shift in downhill mode.
Not Compatible with Boots Equipped with Dynafit Quickstep Inserts
+Elastic Travel – Ultimate elastic travel to hold in boots during impact in order to go bigger with no risk of pre-release.
Low Profile Chassis – A low stand height improves your feel for the terrain and enhances power transmission to the ski.
Oversized Platform – A super-wide platform allows for maximum lateral power transmission, especially for wider skis.
Carbon-Infused PA Construction
Adjustment Range – 30mm
Height – 30mm
Compatible with Salomon S/LAB Shift Crampons
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.
DIN / Release Value Low:6
DIN / Release Value High:13
Boot Sole Type:Alpine DIN (ISO 5355), Alpine Touring (ISO 9523), Tech, Walk to Ride (WTR), GripWalk
Size (mm) 90 100 110 120
Indiv. Binding Weight (g) 865