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Armada Tracer 88 Skis + Atomic Shift MNC 13 Alpine Touring Ski Bindings 2020

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Ski

Armada Tracer 88 Skis 2020

Armada s entry in the fast-n-light sweepstakes is a winner, and Armada Tracer 88 Skis aren't just featherweights -- they also happen to ski damn well in any of the huge range of snow conditions you'll find in the backcountry. At just 1200 grams in a 172cm length, the Tracer 88 goes toe-to-toe with the lightest skis in the class, and comes ready to rock with I-Clip tails and beveled Tapertop topsheets. If you love the way Armada skis perform, but haven't added one to your touring quiver because of weight, now's your chance with the Armada Tracer 88.

Product Details

Rocker Type

EST All-Mountain RockerEntry rocker with positive camber under foot with subtle tail rocker. Floats in soft snow while making sure the ski stays on rails.

Flex

Flex Pattern (1=Soft, 10=Stiff)Tip: 6 | Waist: 7 | Tail: 7

Shape

Taper TopsBeveled topsheets shave mass and lower profile in high density snow, while strengthening the ski's perimeter for maximum efficiency and stability.

Core

Caruba CoreArmada's lightest wood species creates the best uphill feel while retaining the power and dampness required in descending gnarly terrain.

Laminates

Laminate MatrixDirectional layering of fiberglass dictates flex pattern and torsional rigidity.

Titanal Binding ReinforcementRubber and Titanal are sandwiched together to dampen vibrations.

Sidewalls

AR75 SidewallsSidewalls provide improved edge pressure under the boot, while cap constuction in the tip and tail provides smooth turn initiation and less hookiness - 75% sidewall, 25% cap.

Base

Comp Series BaseArmada's fastest sintered graphite base.

Edges

1.7mm Impact EdgeHeat treated, built to avoid excess weight while maintaining durability.

Additional Features

I-Clip TailsReady for climbing skin tailclips.

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Alpine Touring More 
  • Skis: No Bindings
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Metal, Wood
  • Tail Type: Flat More 
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Size (cm) 162 172 182
Tip Width (mm) 115 117 119
Waist Width (mm) 88 88 88
Tail Width (mm) 110 110 110
Turning Radius (m) 17.3 19 20.7
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1150 1200 1290
Binding

Atomic Shift MNC 13 Alpine Touring Ski Bindings 2020

With an all-new design reminiscent of something out of the Transformer movies, the Atomic Shift MNC 13 Alpine Touring Ski Bindings promise to set a new bar for power and reliability in the backcountry. In ski mode, the Shift MNC looks like a low profile alpine binding with a long nose, but pull the SHIFT bar on the toe rearward and a set of tech "wings" pops open for touring (yes, you will need a boot with tech fittings to skin uphill). The beauty of the Shift is that it skis pretty much just like a 13 DIN alpine binding (the Warden 13 comes to mind) but weighs under 900 grams (compared to nearly 1500 grams for a Guardian) and features a much smoother touring action. If you're bummed by the weight of your frame AT bindings but are wary of using a tech binding for committed hard charging, the Shift MNC is the burning light at the end of the tunnel.

Product Details

Toe

Dual Mode ToepieceMNC (Multi-Norm Certified) for skiing, including WTR soles. Converts to a tech toe for touring (requires a boot with tech toe fittings).

XL WingsLong wings for a great envelopment of the boots.

Toe Height AdjustmentAdjustable toe height to let you switch between different boot norms.

Lateral Elasticity47mm

Easy Step-InLess effort needed to step-in and out of bindings.

Sliding Toe Pedal

Heel

Freeski BrakesSelf-retracting brakes for a close position to the heel so they never catch.

Tour Mode

Hike and Ride SwitchA switch lever to shift between hike and ski mode.

Accessing Toe for Touring1. Pull back on block between toe wings to open tech arms. 2. Depress front lever to widen arms to step in. 3. Pull up on lever to lock arms securely for skinning.

Preparing Heel for TouringPull back on the brake pad and fix the brake in the "up" position by stepping down on the pad.

Climbing Aids2° & 10°

Boot Compatibility

Multi Norm Certified (MNC)Compatible with all adult boot sole types, including ISO 5355 Alpine, ISO 9523 Touring, WTR (Walk to Ride) and GripWalk.

Tech Toe Fittings Required For Use In Uphill (Touring) Mode

Requires Boot with Full Heel and Toe LugsNot compatible with boots like the Dynafit Hoji and TLT, Atomic Backland, Salomon X-Alp and Arc'teryx Procline, among others. These boots have shortened or non-existent lugs and will not fit into the Shift in downhill mode.

Not Compatible with Boots Equipped with Dynafit Quickstep Inserts

Additional Features

+Elastic TravelUltimate elastic travel to hold in boots during impact in order to go bigger with no risk of pre-release.

Low Profile ChassisA low stand height improves your feel for the terrain and enhances power transmission to the ski.

Oversized PlatformA super-wide platform allows for maximum lateral power transmission, especially for wider skis.

Carbon-Infused PA Construction

Adjustment Range30mm

Height30mm

Compatible with Salomon S/LAB Shift Crampons

Ski Compatibility

We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Type: Tech
  • Length: Any
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • DIN / Release Value Low: 6
  • DIN / Release Value High: 13
  • Boot Sole Type: Alpine DIN (ISO 5355), Alpine Touring (ISO 9523), Tech, Walk to Ride (WTR), GripWalk
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Size (mm) 90 100 110 120
Indiv. Binding Weight (g) 865
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