Lance L.wrote a review of Salomon S/Lab Shift MNC Alpine Touring Binding on October 25, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These bindings are great and were exactly what I wanted but failed me as the season went on. After 15+ tours, the entire brake plate popped off binding randomly during tours. On three separate occasions, I had to completely unscrew the entire heel piece in order to lock the brake plate back onto the track. They’re unskiable without the brake plate. There are two incredibly small plastic teeth that connect the brake plate to the heel piece that are the source of this issue. Somehow, the binding is flexing (due to the plastic) and allowing this piece to pop completely off with hardly any force. I took them to a shop twice and they said there was nothing they could do. This huge issue makes the binding unreliable for big days. I’m not the only instance of this happening either; if you do research you can find multiple accounts of this happening. Alpine mode is bomber, love it. Uphill is marginal due to brake release sensitivity, only one riser, and the defect with my pair. I would wait until they come up with a version 2 of this binding before purchase.