The 2022 Armada Shift MNC 13 bridges the gap between low tech pin bindings and traditional alpine bindings, offering skiers the efficient performance of a pin binding when touring uphill and the safety of a traditional alpine binding when descending.
ARMADA SHIFT MNC 13 FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Low Profile Chassis
MNC (Multi Norm Compatible)
U Power Toe
Hike and Ride Switch
Toe Height Adjustment
Alpine boots compliant with ISO 5355
Touring boots compliant with ISO 9523 Standard
DIN Range: 6 - 13
Available Sizes (mm): 90 , 100 , 110
In the early 2000’s how people skied was changing, but legacy ski companies continued to anchor their identities in alpine racing. What came to be known as freeskiing was a departure from anything that had come before – it shared more in common with the freedom of snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing than it did with anything seen in skiing at the time. This new movement left more to the imagination, and there was a shared sentiment among a new generation of skiers that the style and progression they were pursuing should be celebrated. The time had come for a company that did exactly that.
The handful of people at the epicenter of skiing’s evolution came together: five skiers and a photographer from across the US, Canada and Europe consisting of JP Auclair, Tanner Hall, JF Cusson, Julien Regnier and Boyd Easley, along with snow sports photographer Chris O’Connell, or “OC.” This crew was poised to adapt the team-based model of snowboarding and skateboarding to a ski brand.
OC’s business plan began simply:
“Armada. What skiing will become.”
In November 2002, the operation moved from a basement home office in Truckee, California to its own building in Costa Mesa, the beach city home to so many of the world’s biggest skate and surf brands. Athletes drove the company, with Eric Iberg on board as the first team manager. Co-founder Hans Smith joined to run the business and Tyson Hall, Tanner’s brother, jumped on as the company’s sales guy.
In June 2015 Armada moved the headquarters to Park City, Utah…