Tag Archive: free pivot

Dec 01 2015

Outlaw NTN updates for 2016

22D's Outlaw. Helping you break the rules.

As a beta binding you expect some failures. Even when manufacturers don’t acknowledge it, like with first year bindings, it isn’t realistic to expect no problems. It’s worth repeating, 22 Design’s transparency with beta status deserves a medal. With any luck, that medal will be evident with a trouble-free launch and healthy sales of what …

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Sep 16 2015

Preview: Moonlight’s Tele Pure binding

CAD drawings of the "final" Tele Pure binding design.

The inclusion of Dynafit-style 2-pin tech toes in a telemark binding, first pioneered as the Telemark Tech System is bringing a wave of enthusiasm and incremental development to the world of telemark bindings. A brief summary of the salient points of each binding made to work with NTN boots was detailed last week in the …

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Sep 07 2015

The Case for NTN Grows

NTN's biggest advocate - Mitch Weber

  As recently as 2013, the reasons to drop the duckbill for a duckbutt were significant, but mostly based on a personal requirement for releaseability. Not all pinheads agree that safety release is paramount, but neither are many of them claiming they might never want release. Few of the non-release advocates have actually lost ligaments …

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May 18 2015

Mammoth shoot out: Outlaw VS Meidjo

Mammoth Mountain.

The rule of Winter ’15 season has been to act fast when fresh snow arrives, otherwise there won’t be much left. A couple of late storms hit the Sierra last week. Though characteristically weak for this season their freshness coincided with fresh updates to 22 Design’s beta version Outlaw, and a host of revisions to …

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Mar 31 2015

Status of 22D’s Outlaw beta binding

The trouble with an over-rotated step-in cam.

  This year has seen its share of beta failures, particularly in the world of new bindings with tech toes. Marker had a batch of Kingpins that were prone to their pins falling out. No word on exactly how many bindings that affected, but it was a manufacturing flaw covered under warranty and something that …

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Jan 11 2015

First Look: Marker’s Kingpin

J-Rad shows off the Kingpin on California Corn, Junuary 2015

  The limited supply of Marker Kingpin bindings have begun showing up around the states. The half dozen pair dedicated to northern California arrived in Truckee a few weeks ago but it wasn’t until last week that a pair was made available to actually ski. Attempts to get a pair directly for a test run …

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Dec 21 2014

22 Designs announces Outlaw beta program

22D's NTN baby has emerged from gestation an Outlaw.

  The Outlaw, the first American made NTN binding is ready for pummeling by the public. In the world of telemark bindings, that’s not a joke. The very nature of telemarking creates forces that test the limits of every part of the system and when a new combination of ingredients comes together as a new …

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