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    Oh, I see your question now. My understanding is...

    Oh, I see your question now. My understanding is the friction coef is different so a sliding AFD that's bound up isn't the same as a fixed AFD. But yeah, read it and PM/text me if you come to a...
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    Sorry, I don't understand your question. What...

    Sorry, I don't understand your question. What assumption? And I don't see what this has to do with fixed AFD...?

    Here's the thesis, in case anyone's interested:...
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    I don't think that's a good assumption. Jeff...

    I don't think that's a good assumption. Jeff Campbell's PhD thesis (mech eng at U. Washington) looked into release of rubbed sole AT boots in alpine/frame bindings, and my understanding of his work...
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    Any more updates on the brake situation while...

    Any more updates on the brake situation while touring? Asking for a friend who wants a travel ski setup and is currently in barons.
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    you can adjust the set screw that holds them up....

    you can adjust the set screw that holds them up. Details in the kingpin thread. I’ve had mixed luck — worked alright on my pair, didn’t help at all on a friend’s. Only failsafe way is to get the...
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    Brakes deploying while skinning up were a major...

    Brakes deploying while skinning up were a major issue with the kingpin (under-reported here on TGR IMHO), and I really hope the shift doesn't have the same issue.
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    It's awesome how much you care. Wish more people...

    It's awesome how much you care. Wish more people would act like their reputations were on the line when designing, releasing, or backing a product.
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    Cool story, bro...? Did you have a question, or...

    Cool story, bro...? Did you have a question, or were you just posting to let everyone know what skis you're considering?
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    Lange Freetour 140, too.

    Lange Freetour 140, too.
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    YMMV, but I'd probably get the guys at CAST to...

    YMMV, but I'd probably get the guys at CAST to put some tech inserts in my boots just to avoid frame binders. (Obviously after the Shift has been out for a season or two and any real durability...
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    Yeah, they ski worse than alpine bindings*, break...

    Yeah, they ski worse than alpine bindings*, break easily, and develop slop quickly.

    With the usual disclaimers: IME, IMHO, & YMMV.

    *maybe not compared to other plastic Marker bindings, but...
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    And if the SHIFT skis more like an alpine binding...

    And if the SHIFT skis more like an alpine binding than a frame binder does, it will be a real winner for many of those people.

    But just as people loved the Duke and Guardian when they came out...
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    Not to ski down, you don't. That's one thing that...

    Not to ski down, you don't. That's one thing that make this idea very marketable to people who might want to get into touring. "Think you might want to get into touring sometime in the future? Buy...
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    It's before your time here, but you ought to do a...

    It's before your time here, but you ought to do a search for Salomon tech fittings and the maggot Thin Cover before putting so much trust in them (or any company).
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    Cody's given tons of info in the first few pages...

    Cody's given tons of info in the first few pages of this thread.
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    ...and why I'll very likely be buying a pair to...

    ...and why I'll very likely be buying a pair to replace the Kingpins.
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    Hey Cody, thanks for the reply -- really...

    Hey Cody, thanks for the reply -- really appreciate it. I don't know much about the certification processes myself; just starting to dive into it. Like I said, I don't work in the industry at all....
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    Yeah, it is. But you can piece things together...

    Yeah, it is. But you can piece things together reasonably well with a careful reading of Ch3 of Campbell's thesis because he documents the features required for release, the degree to which they're...
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    My understanding based on Cody's first post is...

    My understanding based on Cody's first post is that the SHIFT is MNC, which includes ISO 9523 aka most touring boots.

    I'm not saying it won't work, and I'm happy to be proven wrong. I'm absolutely...
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    It seems implied (and/or maybe assumed by many...

    It seems implied (and/or maybe assumed by many TGR-folk) that because the SHIFT meets TUV certification, a touring boot will release from the SHIFT as though it's alpine boot in an alpine binding....
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    Yeah. I kind of blow through the flex of many...

    Yeah. I kind of blow through the flex of many boots, including the RS130, so I'm in a plug for inbounds. YMMV. I'm not a big guy; it's just my anatomy. Plenty of people poke fun at me for it, but...
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    You can pry my alpine boots off my cold, dead...

    You can pry my alpine boots off my cold, dead feet. But if this binding performs as well as Cody says it does, it will be infinitely better than frame bindings and will serve many people very well....
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    Seems interesting. Transitions and weight are my...

    Seems interesting. Transitions and weight are my biggest concerns.

    But I do have some questions:

    - What's the heel-toe delta, i.e., what's the height of the heel and the height of the toe in...
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