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
DIN Range: 5-13
Manufacturer's Description:The new S/LAB SHIFT binding ushers in the next generation of freeride capability, blending the touring efficiency of a pin (low-tech) binding, with the performance of an alpine freeride binding. For skiers who like to push the boundaries of the mountain and their skiing, SHIFT to the first ever truly compromise-free binding.
Brake Sizes: 90, 100, 110, 120