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    Ugh. You're a little backseat on the landing...

    Ugh. You're a little backseat on the landing with a forward kick (probably because you're holding the camera), but not that bad, especially for soft snow. Seems like it shouldn't have released. I...
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    GoldenBC, can you confirm where your heel forward...

    GoldenBC, can you confirm where your heel forward pressure was set at? Was it flush or up a bit as discussed in this thread? If you say they weren’t flush I’m going to stop using these outside of...
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    Yikes. I spent the weekend going mach schnell...

    Yikes. I spent the weekend going mach schnell straightlining spring groomers while on my Shifts, even had a bit of a huck to flat without releasing (in a good way), but your story makes me a little...
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    GoldenBC - damn, dude. I'm curious, were the...

    GoldenBC - damn, dude. I'm curious, were the groomers spring soft or firm and chattery when this happened?
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    That is awesome... and yeah, TGR should really be...

    That is awesome... and yeah, TGR should really be utilized more as a product testing ground.
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    I have Shifts mounted on 190cm / 122mm underfoot...

    I have Shifts mounted on 190cm / 122mm underfoot skis. They drive just fine. Could be a weight thing, though, since I'm only 185 pounds.
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    The Official Salomon S/Lab SHIFT MNC Thread -AMA

    You and I talked about this after I went up the shoulder of Silver Peak a few weeks back. I was on my Tecton high riser and pretty stoked about it after doing the same a few weeks earlier on Shifts. ...
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    Nervously on the same page... I had them...

    Nervously on the same page...



    I had them too, and while I never had an issue with the swappable tech soles, I was very much aware of this. Constant swapping between soles would also...
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    While the Soul7 is the dentist / gaper ski of...

    While the Soul7 is the dentist / gaper ski of choice, I've definitely seen some shredders on them. The ratio is probably something like 1,000 to 1, but they exist.

    I'm just trying to figure out...
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    I know Cody is busy skiing, but I'm hoping some...

    I know Cody is busy skiing, but I'm hoping some folks at Salomon are at least following this thread. Some feedback might be helpful for those having issues.
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    Heh. Don't we all? Just to chime in on the...

    Heh. Don't we all?

    Just to chime in on the positive - I have two pairs of Shifts... 10+ days on one pair and several on the other, mostly resort skiing with a few tours mixed in. They've been...
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    The Ravens are extremely stiff underfoot where...

    The Ravens are extremely stiff underfoot where the bindings sit, so it can't be an overflexing issue in this case. Or if it is, then that's a serious problem.
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    Both toe pull-outs (that we know of) were mounted...

    Both toe pull-outs (that we know of) were mounted with the paper template and not the jig, correct? Or not?
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    The Official Salomon S/Lab SHIFT MNC Thread -AMA

    Seems like this is repeatedly a Lupo thing, at least so far. Are the toes made of silly putty or something?

    Also the same boots that had the toe indent issue on forward falls with Tectons, if Iím...
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    Footloose *is* a great shop. Sounds like they're...

    Footloose *is* a great shop. Sounds like they're just covering their ass, which is smart.
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    Could have sworn I did this but will take extra...

    Could have sworn I did this but will take extra notice on my next tour with them. Hopefully that's the case and there's no issue - and if so it should really be emphasized somewhere.
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    My 110 brakes fit 122 skis without bending so the...

    My 110 brakes fit 122 skis without bending so the 120 brakes should fit a super fat ski, at least with a little bending.
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    The brake problem is only when skinning, so...

    The brake problem is only when skinning, so resort skiing is kind of irrelevant in that case. Just saying. But yes, they ski very nicely.
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    Forget Kingpin for starters (not trustworthy and...

    Forget Kingpin for starters (not trustworthy and rigid toe).

    Shifts: Slower transition but safer release, ski like a regular binding, especially inbounds.

    Tecton: Faster transition (you don't...
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    They surely aren't going to say a word before...

    They surely aren't going to say a word before IPSO, etc. You'll know in a few weeks.
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    Ever hit a baseball with an aluminum bat? It...

    Ever hit a baseball with an aluminum bat? It goes pretty far.
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    I can confirm this. But it was my fault,...

    I can confirm this. But it was my fault, obviously. Nothing like touring 6 miles only to eat shit on your second glorious pow turn! lol...
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    The Official Salomon S/Lab SHIFT MNC Thread -AMA

    Are the toes / heels of your boots worn down at all? Also wondering how tight the AFD was set.
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    My brake release issue happened on my first...

    My brake release issue happened on my first ascent straight from the car. So there wasnít any snow to clean out. Wasnít touring in deep snow or anything either- and during the multiple times it...
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    Did my first tour on the Shifts today. The brake...

    Did my first tour on the Shifts today. The brake release thing is a legit issue. I have 100mm brakes on 108mm skis so they are snug and tucked back, and even so I had the brakes deploy on me a few...
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    Nah I left this mount in the hands of a shop with...

    Nah I left this mount in the hands of a shop with a jig.
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    261013 110 brakes on 122mm Noctas. Minimal...

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    110 brakes on 122mm Noctas. Minimal bending if any.
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    These are the 2017 with the hybrid toes/heels so...

    These are the 2017 with the hybrid toes/heels so just the standard. Got tired of swapping on the previous model.
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    I used my Shifts with Tecnica Cochise 120's... no...

    I used my Shifts with Tecnica Cochise 120's... no problems / play at all.
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    Heh. You apparently donít realize thatís Cody...

    Heh. You apparently donít realize thatís Cody posting in this thread... that he started.
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    I ended up putting 100mm brakes on 108 skis and...

    I ended up putting 100mm brakes on 108 skis and the brakes scrape the edges a little but fit just fine. I could probably bend them some more to avoid it but not a big deal and they're actually nice...
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    Took my shifts out on some man made groomers...

    Took my shifts out on some man made groomers today. Then swapped skis to a pair with STH2ís. Couldnít tell the difference. So far Iím impressed.
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    Yeah, I was just being a ball buster. Got a...

    Yeah, I was just being a ball buster.

    Got a pair of the Atomic branded shifts in the mail the other day. They seem pretty sturdy.
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    Can't say I have - I don't ski with my feet close...

    Can't say I have - I don't ski with my feet close together like it's 1995. :fmicon:



    But this is a good point.
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    The real issue with brakes being too wide is for...

    The real issue with brakes being too wide is for skinning, not skiing.

    This nonsense with brake sizes (and many brands are guilty of this) is a real pain in the ass. Doesn't seem like it would be...
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    I donít always read gear reviews, but when I do,...

    I donít always read gear reviews, but when I do, Iím always most interested in the ones where the reviewer never actually used the product!
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    Tahoe Mountain Sports update... Greetings to...

    Tahoe Mountain Sports update...

    Greetings to all our Salomon Shift pre-buyers-

    I know you are all anxiously awaiting your brand spanking new bindings
    so wanted to make sure you had an update....
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    This is such an odd statement. I mean, you know...

    This is such an odd statement. I mean, you know who helped design them, right?
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    So has anyone heard from TMS?

    So has anyone heard from TMS?
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    Ahhh... ok, that makes sense.

    Ahhh... ok, that makes sense.
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    And of course thatís anecdotal... I thought...

    And of course thatís anecdotal...

    I thought you were railing against the beast boots and they werenít certified for these bindings? Or am I confused (itís summer so thatís quite possible)?
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    Stepping out of your skis to transition...

    Stepping out of your skis to transition definitely takes a lot more time, especially in deeper snow. But everything is a trade off.
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    Hey, same page on the kingpin but the tecton is...

    Hey, same page on the kingpin but the tecton is awesome. Also not made by Marker.....
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    Yes, I went back and found it after failing on my...

    Yes, I went back and found it after failing on my first attempt. Sorry for the repetition.

    Anyway, I'm already in on the pre-order... and I figure if I want to change the brake size there's still...
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    Think a 100mm brake could fit a 108mm ski? Or is...

    Think a 100mm brake could fit a 108mm ski? Or is that pushing it a bit much?

    We're up to 21 pre orders for the Tahoe Mountain Sports deal, and I suspect brake size indecision is playing a factor...
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    Did we come to the conclusion that pulling...

    Did we come to the conclusion that pulling kingpins and mounting shifts would be fine as far as the toe piece is concerned?
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    Theyíre just keeping their options open so if...

    Theyíre just keeping their options open so if they decide to make the plunge itís one less thing they need to buy. I get it.
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    Start a new thread for it and post a link in the...

    Start a new thread for it and post a link in the Tahoe thread for sure. TMS is the place by Safeway, right?
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    If only there were more needlessly delayed...

    If only there were more needlessly delayed Olympic skiing events on NBC, perhaps I could win Best Original Screenplay? On the other hand it's finally snowing so pretty sure my focus is shot now.

    ...
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    $550 US is an impressive price point...

    $550 US is an impressive price point...
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