Newschoolers' Quick Review: Enter the Shift. Pins for up and a normal toe for the way down. Sounds like a perfect, solution but could it be done? I pushed them hard inbounds, using alpine boots. I found I could carve as hard as I wanted, ski the worst beaten up pow and even spent a full day in the park with basically no issues. In the park they rode basically as well as any other binding. SHIFT did not have the lack of damping that a Kingpin can have and basically they felt like any other alpine binding. - Tom Pietrowski
Manufacturer's Description: Atomic Shift MNC 13 is a game-changer: the world’s first binding with full touring and freeride capability in one. It’s a genuine tech binding for hiking complete with pins. Then flick the Hike and Ride switch to ski mode and it turns into a genuine freeride binding for the way down, compatible with all normed boots on the market – alpine and touring. So for the first time you don’t have to compromise when you’re touring or skiing – either by hiking with a heavy solution like frames or skiing downhill with pins. You get the best for both. And even better, you can also use it for your alpine skiing days with your normal alpine boot. Finally, one binding for everything!