I have a Shift on a Corvus Freebird and I would recommend it as well. (As I am in Europe it is in my Chamonix resort/backcountry quiver, along with the Atris).I say the Shift for the reason the Shift was designed, downhill performance and safety. It might be a few more grams for the climb but not relying in the pins in the toe and having actual elasticity makes the Shift more conficence inspiring.
Yes, The rotation 12's, they tour better and are just more simple and easier to transition and pretty much trouble free. They will feel much harsher in the hardest of snow but I have used them on a ton of resort days here in Colorado with no issues and had tons of fun. For mostly backcountry use I would go with the Dynafits no question.Thanks, so your vote is rotations?
Yes for sure. It will not feel as damp as a heavier ski with some metal but it has loads of grip and it is not a superlight ski. With the shift binding it will be able to absorb vibrations a bit better though.One last question. Do you think the Navis freebird could still handle the resort decently with either binding?
Tecton and Vipec have elasticity in the toes too (not quite as much as Shift, but still a noticeable amount). This is probably the main reason why the Tecton skis downhill so well, after all, the rear is pretty much an alpine heel.I say the Shift for the reason the Shift was designed, downhill performance and safety. It might be a few more grams for the climb but not relying in the pins in the toe and having actual elasticity makes the Shift more conficence inspiring.
The shorter the lap, the more important ease/speed of transitions becomes (ask me how I know: doing laps this spring in Duluth, when resorts closed. 400' vert = 10 minutes up - 3 minutes transition - 2 minutes down )...because none of your regularly listed tours is going to be more than 1.5k vertical per lap.