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Salomon S/LAB Shift binding

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You can pick Guardians up for a couple of hundred bucks vs 500 plus for the likes of the Tecton.

Seasonaires here ask me about touring as they know I do a lot, but for 95% of them it's more the idea that they like.

I have some old Missions with either Dukes or Barons that I loan out and seems most people that turn up with some gear to do a small spring tour with me are on frame bindings and the vast % of the local shops rental touring gear are skis mounted with frames though they also have light weight tech gear.

I just think the cost of these new bindings for the shops to gear up with for rental will be too prohibitive and they will stock frames and the high tec.

And @spyderjon, just checked my boots and not too bad (toes are more worn), especially so when you consider how many days I've done in them must be upwards of 70 and a fair number with the Tecton already!

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Get those boots off the table before Elaine sees them rolling eyes
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@Weathercam, those heels look in great shape. I've seen really beaten up heels on that boot when used in Kingpins with a lot less usage than yours.
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@spyderjon, interesting and good as I can't justify more than one pair. How do you see the toe stud working with the inserts?
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gorilla wrote:
@spyderjon, interesting and good as I can't justify more than one pair. How do you see the toe stud working with the inserts?

The toe stud has a through hole containing a regular csk flat binding screw so a QK csk flat head simply replaces the factory screw, just like stud on a Sallie Z/Atomic FFG/Scott S series.

It's the other four toe fixings that give the strength to the mount, the stud fixing only supports the walk/ski lever etc - just like the centre screw on a Tour/Kingpin or the front toe bracket on Beast 16.
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The toe stud has a through hole containing a regular csk flat binding screw so a QK csk flat head simply replaces the factory screw


Ok - that makes perfect sense. Now all I need is for the hole pattern not to clash with anything on my current set up and we're golden. Sad but I am genuinely excited by this one.
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@spyderjon, good point that re. frame bindings/rentals
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spyderjon wrote:
@Weathercam, those heels look in great shape. I've seen really beaten up heels on that boot when used in Kingpins with a lot less usage than yours.

Maybe it's the rollers on the Kingpin which chew heels? Tecton looks more like a trad alpine heel......
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Mind you, my Maestrales look fine after a season in Kingpins so maybe not?
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OH just had a press release in, the bindings will be at the SIGB Test 5-9 March 2018, Galtür, Austria, and according to the Press Release will be very popular to test so sign up now etc etc

We're passing (again) on going especially as it always seems to coincide with a planned trip.

Last couple of times we've been I witnessed people testing touring kit and they never bothered climbing and / or just skied on the piste so they could put their tick in the box as I'm sure @clarky999, would confirm.

That said obviously there are a few serious testers but few and far between was my impression.
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SnoodlesMcFlude wrote:
I don't tour and even I want a pair!


Suspect you are the target market!
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@Oceanic, nah, I'm skint as a result of booking more ski trips than I can afford snowHead I suspect that a fairly large percentage of sales will be to those that like a gadget though.
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Any ideas on the mounting pattern? I’m consider some new Volkl 90eight skis and wondering about putting Salomon Wardens on them for now and then maybe remounting with the Shifts when they come out.
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You know it makes sense.
Is there anyone in the UK who can put reliable toe tech inserts into Alpine boots, to be used for assent only, with the Shift binding . I only know off Sole in Chamonix but there stopping as they aren't getting on with CASE.
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@LeglesWonder, AFAIK nobody in the UK installs them but I have got a couple of Shifts left on my pre-order offer wink
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Yes thanks for your reply.
I've sent you a text.
I'm very interested in the bindings!
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does shifts work with lasportiva syncros? if not what binding would you recommend? thank you on advance.
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@kedsky, looks to me like the Synchro has an ISO 9523 standard sole. So, assuming that's the case, it will work with the Shift. I would email la Sportiva and check.
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kedsky wrote:
does shifts work with lasportiva syncros? if not what binding would you recommend? thank you on advance.

Yes. The Shift is an MNC spec binding (Multi Norm Compliant) and as such works with any boot sole, ie alpine, WTR, GripWalk and full AT.
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Just received a pair Smile The mounting template on TGR is quite right (few mm difference thought)

Any questions welcome

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