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    Seeing these issues of pre-release a few times...

    Seeing these issues of pre-release a few times and I have to think there must be something going on with adjustments. I swear on my life I have never walked out of a pair since last year's...
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    Yeah, indeed a misrepresentation.

    Yeah, indeed a misrepresentation.
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    For the lock out, pull harder. I had a insta...

    For the lock out, pull harder. I had a insta conversation with someone who said the same thing, then they pulled harder and got it to lock out. I felt the same the first time I toured in them and...
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    Nah, I skied all last year with a healthy gap,...

    Nah, I skied all last year with a healthy gap, left them outside, in the rain, up to the snow all of the above and didn't notice any signs of damage from snow or ice in the inserts and bindings...I...
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    Yup, mine all have it but I have noticed just...

    Yup, mine all have it but I have noticed just seating the collar screw a bit tighter to the ski makes it more flush. I could see certain techs being a bit timid to tighten that collar screw all the...
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    So I've been seeing this a few times here and...

    So I've been seeing this a few times here and there and on some early samples had something similar happen. Now I'm sure this isn't the stance of Salomon and is against their directions but this is...
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    This is a response from Benoit, the chief...

    This is a response from Benoit, the chief engineer behind the SHIFT. I report a lot of what you guys say on here to the guys and gals at Salomon. As this actually seems like it's becoming a thing,...
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    Ahh, that makes sense now. They were angry...

    Ahh, that makes sense now. They were angry because Jimmy didn't show up in Charlotte.
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    Yeah, sorry, been busy packing up my belongings,...

    Yeah, sorry, been busy packing up my belongings, stuffing the truck and getting a head start on the pitchforks and tiki torches.
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    Yeah, the boot can create a dead spot in ski flex...

    Yeah, the boot can create a dead spot in ski flex and yeah, you can notice it. Hence why I noticed and my wife noticed our skis having more energy in the ski with the SHIFT set up. This is often why...
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    That's actually exactly how it should look. Mine...

    That's actually exactly how it should look. Mine when mounted properly on a flat top sheeted QST 118 have about a 1mm to less than 1mm gap towards the tip of the toe piece. I had some guy Instagram...
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    This makes me so happy. Despite me being totally...

    This makes me so happy. Despite me being totally sold on them, I can't quite explain how fucking nervous I am about releasing these into the wild...I mean hell, Salomon's marketing has my god damn...
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    You can let those rumors die a quick death right...

    You can let those rumors die a quick death right now. I've mentioned this before but early on we athletes pushed, pushed and pushed some more about a 16 DIN version. While the other guys on the team,...
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    Is this where I call you a JONG?

    Is this where I call you a JONG?
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    Yeah, I don't know about that. I'm sure there is...

    Yeah, I don't know about that. I'm sure there is a way I just didn't fiddle with it enough to see if there was a solution.
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    I don't think it could break because if you hit...

    I don't think it could break because if you hit hard enough forward, the little piece will just unclip from the toe piece. You can then reinsert the clip back into the grooves if need be.
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    I forget if I mentioned this but it has been...

    I forget if I mentioned this but it has been discussed and already fixed. You obviously got one of the first production run samples that were sent out last year for mass testing, beta feedback and...
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    I don't know where the misinformation is coming...

    I don't know where the misinformation is coming but SHIFTS are compatible with all ISO 9523 Boots. ISO 9523 Boots are characterized by full rubber soles, rockered soles and compatibility with frame...
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    Watched your video, one thing of note, try not to...

    Watched your video, one thing of note, try not to use a power driver to unscrew the forward pressure screw. The threaded gasket can strip. I believe it says this in the directions in the box but just...
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    Oh and I gotta at least make a separate post for...

    Oh and I gotta at least make a separate post for this because...are you serious? Like have you paid attention at all to who is on the team? Greg Fuckin Hill...the guy that toured 2 million vert in a...
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    I'll respond here instead of snarky response on...

    I'll respond here instead of snarky response on Instagram...;) I know this has been a major point of contention here and with a lot of people. Thing is, you're gonna have to trust us on this, much...
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    Super easy to swap. Similar to the STH2. Heel...

    Super easy to swap. Similar to the STH2. Heel piece is mounted on rails, so you screw the forward pressure screw until the binding dethreads off the screw (don't use a power driver though, can strip...
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    Yup, exactly. And as Margo said, it's up on my...

    Yup, exactly. And as Margo said, it's up on my Insta Story that's saved on the profile page. The whole mount process of the SHIFT is in fact.
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    Not all of them, just the QST 118's.

    Not all of them, just the QST 118's.
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    I only used one pair this season. I mounted them...

    I only used one pair this season. I mounted them up on my QST 118's and QST 106's and rode them through the entire season. My entire MSP part was filmed on one pair of QST 118's with one pair of...
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    All adult norm boots work with the SHIFT save...

    All adult norm boots work with the SHIFT save Shark Nose/Speed Nose boots...i.e. touring boots with no toe/heel welts.
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    I'll see what I can do. I spoke with a local shop...

    I'll see what I can do. I spoke with a local shop in Tahoe who would be keen, but don't know how it would be handled with shipping and what not. I'd prefer to have the group order go through a core...
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    I lol'ed. And not like the lol that teenagers put...

    I lol'ed. And not like the lol that teenagers put while sitting silently in their bedrooms mindlessly snapchatting while trying to get around their parents Parental Filters so they can access...
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    I honestly doubt we'd do either. Shaving weight...

    I honestly doubt we'd do either. Shaving weight on these would be super tough. Not impossible but significant enough weight to warrant a loss of three DIN settings doesn't seem like a valuable...
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    Thanks man. Yeah, figure the best place to start...

    Thanks man. Yeah, figure the best place to start making a real impact is locally and having someone who is keen to sell off public lands, denies climate change and wants to make rural healthcare more...
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    Hopefully, we be pushing for it.

    Hopefully, we be pushing for it.
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    With a touring boot, vibram sole it did.

    With a touring boot, vibram sole it did.
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    Oh for sure, I can only judge against my...

    Oh for sure, I can only judge against my standards, which are related to being 190 lbs, maxing out the din and trying to straightline through mogul fields...which is a good test, just a different...
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    Oh for sure, I can only judge against my...

    Oh for sure, I can only judge against my standards, which are related to being 190 lbs, maxing out the din and trying to straightline through mogul fields...which is a good test, just a different...
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    Whoa. This is some next level binding nerdery. I...

    Whoa. This is some next level binding nerdery. I like it. Though I may not be 100% accurate on my answers because ISO and TUV certs are pretty new to me in all reality. After all, our original...
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    I like this last statement.

    I like this last statement.
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    Yup. Ski Crampons will be available. I like...

    Yup. Ski Crampons will be available.

    I like the high riser debate going on. We made a choice to abstain. Maybe it changes in the future, maybe a quick adaptation will be available or maybe we...
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    Oh and I don't think I ever answered the icing...

    Oh and I don't think I ever answered the icing issue.

    Well since this was one of the biggest concerns of ours, it's something we worked on hard and even switched up the binding to hopefully not...
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    I'd be happy too...them alongside most of the...

    I'd be happy too...them alongside most of the tourers in Tahoe. One of the biggest revelations in skiing was discovering the efficiency of a mellow skin track.
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    Well that's for you to decide...I don't forsee...

    Well that's for you to decide...I don't forsee changes down the line considering we tried just about every tweak and idea possible on the binding but ya never know I guess.
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    Oh this has nothing to do with SHIFT, it has...

    Oh this has nothing to do with SHIFT, it has everything to do with any releasable alpine binding versus tech binding that locks out entirely. Because in a fall-you-die, super steep scenario,...
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    Not quite sure but there are two clicks on the...

    Not quite sure but there are two clicks on the 'lock-out' for touring. Just past the first click the touring mode is releasable. A decent twist at that point will pop them out. The second click is...
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    Totally. You guys are the tech geek crowd so...

    Totally. You guys are the tech geek crowd so truly know the differences between marketing jargon and what lies in reality. The Tecton's positives should definitely not be discounted. The fact that...
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    I'm not sure other than the more you spread the...

    I'm not sure other than the more you spread the binding out the ramp angle changes and therefore the stack height changes...
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    Yeah me too, mainly because elasticity makes...

    Yeah me too, mainly because elasticity makes skiing much more fun and locked out techs have almost no elasticity. But I wouldn't want to tour over to the Gervasuti Couloir on STH2's...so when...
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    Good one. We saw every type of failure honestly....

    Good one. We saw every type of failure honestly. We went through 20 different prototypes over the 7 years and most of them simply didn't work for durability, skiability or functionality reasons. The...
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    So I'm answering this as an answer for what lies...

    So I'm answering this as an answer for what lies at the heart of the tech vs. alpine, Tecton vs. Shift, Kingpin vs. Shift style of questions. So the basics lie in the fact that there are two primary...
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    Stack Height: 25mm at the toe.

    Stack Height: 25mm at the toe.
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    I think this has been implied/answered but the...

    I think this has been implied/answered but the reason is because of the sales cycle of the ski industry. You see, right now there are tons and tons of regional trade shows between sales reps and ski...
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    Yeah and massive for me would be 6k vert amd 5+...

    Yeah and massive for me would be 6k vert amd 5+ mile approach. The shift I'll use for most 0-5k vert days and smaller approaches.

    Yeah I probably will but because I get free skis and bindings. My...
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