Why We Like The Armada N Shift MNC 10 Alpine Touring Binding
Inbounds, outbounds.... Armada's Shift MNC 10 Ski Binding knows no bounds. It's choice for skiers who'll ride backcountry before the resort opens and finishes the day off with a few chairlift rides. There are only a few ski bindings like this one that can shift from standard alpine boots to tech-fitted backcountry boots. In fact, it requires tech boots for the skin up, and an alpine toe is necessary for the downhill. Multi Norm Certified, this binding's toe height adjusts to accommodate standard alpine, WTR, tech, AT, and GripWalk soles. In alpine mode, the Shift provides reliable DIN release ratings as well as a sliding toe pedal with elastic travel to release when necessary, and still retain some rigidity when you're laying down a fierce line.
The Shift requires you skin in tech mode. Simply flick switches on both the toe and heel pieces to engage the toe's pins and activate the heel's walk mode. In walk mode, the Shift's pins provide the same walking stride and touring efficiency as any tech binding. There are two heel risers to assist with the skin track's steeper sections. Made with carbon, the Shift only weighs a mere two pounds, which isn't as light as ultralight tech bindings, but they're certainly lighter than alpine touring bindings and those hybrids with DIN heels and tech toes. After reaching the top of the skin track, you can flick those same switches on the toe and heel pieces to clip back into the binding like it was a regular alpine binding. The toe piece's 47mm elastic travel gives this binding a rugged DIN rating of thirteen, so feel free to ride the backcountry as rowdy as you'd ride the resort, knowing full well that you can release safely when you fall.
- Ski binding shifts from resort to backcountry riding with ease
- Multi Norm Certified for tech, AT, and standard alpine boots
- DIN holds a reliable release rating of thirteen
- Adjustable toe height switches from standard to WTR and GripWalk
- Carbon-infused construction ensures rigidity without much weight
- Sliding toe pedal with elastic travel for reliable releases
- Self-retracting freeski brakes stay out of the way when not needed
- Item #ARMN344
- carbon-infused PA
- Release Rating
- 4 - 10
- Boot Compatibility
- alpine DIN (ISO 5355), AT (ISO 9523), tech, WTR, GripWalk
- Brake Width
- 90mm, 100mm, 110mm, 120mm
- Safety Features
- elastic travel
- Stand Height
- Heel Elevators
- 2°, 10°
- Claimed Weight
- 1lb 14oz
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
5 based on 2 ratings
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January 3, 2023
Getting older and Stranger
I'm a 71 year old powder guide and put the Shift on a pair of Strangers matched with Armada climbing skins...just making work more fun!
Originally reviewed on Amer Sports Europe Services GmbH
February 2, 2021
I finally own Shift Bindings - YEAH!!!
- I've used it several times
When most of the world was sold out of Shift Bindings, Backcountry still had some in stock and shipped them quickly. I LOVE them. I uphill on resort property and a little side country skiing. These bindings are perfect. No sacrifice of safety or stability on the downhill, yet an easy to use, light binding for uphilling. The Gold Standard. Besides, the Armada Bindings are all black so they look really cool - now that's important.
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