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    Posted umpteen times before in this thread and am...

    Posted umpteen times before in this thread and am reluctant to spam. My NS two articles have pictures showing the forward pressure. I believe other pics in this admittedly very long thread also...
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    Jesse is 140lbs. Mass matters. Having said...

    Jesse is 140lbs. Mass matters.

    Having said that i see that gregliest is 160lbs so not big-boned either
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    The toe lock is really stiff at first. Don't be...

    The toe lock is really stiff at first. Don't be afraid to get aggressive. There's one lock detent then another further lock detent/ . It works in over time
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    addict If you're stuck let me know. Ive got...

    addict

    If you're stuck let me know. Ive got an unmounted Shift in Vancouver and can wait for the mounting and let your friend have the part
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    For my 3 pairs. 2 need 1 turn before there's any...

    For my 3 pairs. 2 need 1 turn before there's any upward movement. 1 needs 2 turns. It's a strange design
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    You have any idea how hard a self reinforcing...

    You have any idea how hard a self reinforcing agglomeration of big boned dentists and cubicle -dwelling gear fappers can ski?

    Pretty hard in some minds
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    yes

    yes
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    Spring is a steel spring. Cody misspoke. I...

    Spring is a steel spring. Cody misspoke. I checked with Annecy. Also something in that toe responds to magnets.
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    Some others have reported pre-release when they...

    Some others have reported pre-release when they don't clear the toes of snow when stepping in (edit -- but doesn't sound like that's the case for Tom). SHIFT is super sensitive to forward pressure. ...
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    Oh duh. Sorry Al. yup I did that and always do...

    Oh duh. Sorry Al. yup I did that and always do that for bindings. Stuck the ski + binding on a bench on vice and took DIN down all the way. Then whacked boot with a mallet and it releases easily
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    I did. It didn't. (I'm referring to tour mode...

    I did. It didn't.

    (I'm referring to tour mode of course given your reference to inserts just in case there's any more keyboard dentistry involved here)
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    Going to steal that line. I have 3 pairs from...

    Going to steal that line.

    I have 3 pairs from this year that all have the same issue as the brakes deploying into ski mode from tour mode rather easily also fwiw. Mentioned it from my review last...
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    I tried measuring when I came up with 17/24 mm...

    I tried measuring when I came up with 17/24 mm stack height for tech boots but myself and Tom at Intuition came to that same conclusion. There's too much variation in boots. Eg what you said about...
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    Stokes I sprayed some cooking spray on the spot...

    Stokes I sprayed some cooking spray on the spot where the ice builds up. Helped a lot

    Also whenever I used them I would pick up the ski and whack it on the base under the brakes while holding...
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    What? I was off by 1mm?

    What? I was off by 1mm?
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    Jom I do have the MTN and the Shift still but...

    Jom I do have the MTN and the Shift still but looks like greg has you covered?
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    Also recall the 17/24 stack height I measured is...

    Also recall the 17/24 stack height I measured is centre of tech toe piece/centre of tech fitting. Confusingly there is no standard for where that's placed on a boot. I did clarify the methodology...
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    Once I figured out that I was hitting my brakes...

    Once I figured out that I was hitting my brakes together and that was making them deploy I just started being a bit more conscious of it; had feet wider apart and it was all good. I bet now you know...
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    Both my review and the Blister review noted the...

    Both my review and the Blister review noted the brakes deploy too often. Like others said its when the brakes catch on each other
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    Aye I misread. There's lateral but not vertical...

    Aye I misread. There's lateral but not vertical release
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    Yes. NS review describes how much. Almost the...

    Yes. NS review describes how much. Almost the same as a STH toe
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    See the tab on the side?. I use a BD pole handle...

    See the tab on the side?. I use a BD pole handle ( it has a lip) to engage that. I don't shove the pole into the middle of that space
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    I used the handle end of my pole to engage the...

    I used the handle end of my pole to engage the walk to ski mode lever. More leverage
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    I found that the gap of the pins when the open...

    I found that the gap of the pins when the open lever of the toe is fully engaged is narrower than "standard" tech fittings. This meant that I have to insert the pins from one side then step in as...
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    Same. Sidenote I used this adjustment for lugged...

    Same. Sidenote I used this adjustment for lugged ISO 9523 at boots.

    For smoothsoled or alpine boots I found that i had a bit of wiggle play in toepiece when adjusting as above so I would...
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    yes

    yes
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    Blisters measurements were along the line of mine

    Blisters measurements were along the line of mine
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    I used the handle of my ski pole to engage the...

    I used the handle of my ski pole to engage the ski to walk lever. Also used my hands. Not a problem
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    I think akpm's post is a good example of the...

    I think akpm's post is a good example of the hazards of looking at gear in the showroom floor with zero real world use, having not a lot of experience with other comparable gear and ascribing...
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    $40 for brakes iirc

    $40 for brakes iirc
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    Definitely agree. Plus that ISO norm specified...

    Definitely agree. Plus that ISO norm specified boot binding interface.. I'd assume reasonably that a Beast insert would not conform so never asked.

    Regardless in the spirit of testing I have...
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    Like Lou I was also talking about Beast inserts. ...

    Like Lou I was also talking about Beast inserts. Not boots
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    I tried boots with Beast inserts with Shift and...

    I tried boots with Beast inserts with Shift and they released fine. However I did not do a DIN check
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    for TGR microparsing so one can ask the same...

    for TGR microparsing so one can ask the same questions that have been answered before but where one is too lazy to search
    ...
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    I averaged it out. 3 mins or so for the up to...

    I averaged it out. 3 mins or so for the up to down transition. 1 min or so for the down to up transition
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    it's not really a dominant issue. Something I'd...

    it's not really a dominant issue. Something I'd consider though for sure.

    All the weight comparisons are not apples to apples. IMO Shift should be compared to other bindings that purport to...
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    I know. The usual TGR microparsing. I have...

    I know. The usual TGR microparsing.

    I have these on 1850g skis (QST99s) and 1550g skis (Backlands) so the weight thing is a toss-up. I can see the point about saving weight on the overall...
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    You. Are a man who I insist should pay full...

    You. Are a man who I insist should pay full retail!
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    110mm brakes 106 Backland. Didn't take pic of...

    110mm brakes 106 Backland. Didn't take pic of brakes in ski mode but there's lots of space.

    You guys need so much handholding and really need to read more instead of asking the same question...
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    Its the 2nd post in this thread right from the...

    Its the 2nd post in this thread right from the Salomon Microsite
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    You guys (not you personally but everyone in this...

    You guys (not you personally but everyone in this thread) keep asking the same question and I'll keep giving the same answer. I'm fairly confident it will work for 105mm. Beyond that you're on your...
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    It might. They're wide. Like I said i dont...

    It might. They're wide. Like I said i dont recommend overbending but feel free to try. You can always shave the plastic from the inner arms
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    No problem - if i remember I'll take pics of the...

    No problem - if i remember I'll take pics of the Atomic SHIFTS 110mm brake on the 107 Atomic Backland
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    Pictures telling a thousand words the SHIFT...

    Pictures telling a thousand words the SHIFT brakes run wide.

    100m brakes on a 99m ski (2018-9) Salomon QST99.

    Left is tour mode. Right is ski mode. Tons of clearance

    If you get the brakes...
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    Been skiing Atomic Backland 107s with SHIFT last...

    Been skiing Atomic Backland 107s with SHIFT last little while

    The Backland is so light but destroys pow. The crazy looking super thin HRZN tip looks like it'll flap around and/or fall off but it...
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    I'm trying to work on one for preorder group buy....

    I'm trying to work on one for preorder group buy. Will update
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    Yah it appears I've opened a can of worms. ...

    Yah it appears I've opened a can of worms.

    The reason a Vulcan or touring boot appears to be closer to the ski topsheet is because I'm measuring from the bottom of the boot sole to the top of...
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    If theres someone who wants to organize a Canuck...

    If theres someone who wants to organize a Canuck group buy step up! I'll line up a shop
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    Margotron i found a Tahoe dealer who can fulfill...

    Margotron i found a Tahoe dealer who can fulfill for you guys for a TGR group buy with prebuy discount and who also has jig I'll pm you the details so you can coordinate
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    Ripped around on Atomic alpine boots today in...

    Ripped around on Atomic alpine boots today in resort after a mini dusting on the Backland 107 SHIFT combo. Forgot that part of the run wasn't groomed so was ripping around and zigged to get around...
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