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N Shift MNC 13 Ski Binding
- 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 #ARM00M1
What do you think about this product?
February 11, 2020
Armada Shift Binding
I purchased this binding wanting it to be my one quiver set of skis & bindings for AT skiing. I used the bindings three times to go uphill, then the brake on one of them started to fall down while going uphill. I took them to my local ski shop that installed them and they said the one that's giving me problems is significantly weaker than the other one. Since I purchased them online they couldn't warranty them. So I started to use the rubber bands I use for waxing to hold up the brake while going up hill. I do like the bindings but can't recommend them to anyone else
November 5, 2019
What a time to be alive
If you're looking at these bindings you're probably the kind of skier who likes to earn their turns, but ideally with minimal sacrifice in downhill performance. We've been through all kinds of solutions in the last decade... carrying skis on our back while snowshoeing, using alpine trekkers with heavy alpine bindings and boots without walk modes, and then on the other end using super light tech bindings and squishy alpine touring specific boots. Tech bindings themselves have come a long way and are an incredible option. But the Shift binding is a step further for those who want the feel of a frame binding (more elasticity, broader point of contact on boot) and who might want to use the same pair of skis with some alpine boots that do not have tech fittings. I used the Shifts all last season, and they are the best evolution yet in my opinion for that middle ground user. I would definitely still recommend tech bindings if you are going strictly backcountry and want to do big vertical, but if you can stomach a weight penalty these bindings really do give you a better alpine feel that let's me have just a little more fun out there. And a huge plus to me is that I can take the same pair of skis to a resort day and can use my alpine boots with the same bindings. The pair I used last year was the Atomic version in black and white. Those are sweet too (they are identical mechanically), but also excited to see Armada brought us a murdered out version here which I bought for my new pair of skis this season. If you're comparing these to a full frame touring binding like the Duke or to a alpine trekker set up, this is a must-have IMO. If you're comparing these to a tech option like the radical FT, then it's more of a personal decision based on how/where you'll be using them. In my opinion the Shifts do live up to the hype and are incredible, but for some people the benefits won't outweigh the uphill penalty and tech bindings will be the way to go.
December 12, 2019
Are these bindings compatible with my Scarpa boots? Currently I have Dynafit bindings. Thank you.
September 15, 2019
Can I use my normal alpine boots for both skinning and downhill?