Tag Archive: NTN

Apr 12 2016

Overview of next gen tele bindings

Meidjo. Skis great, tours better, but causes "boot jack."

I was really hoping to end this season with a set (or two if they skied similarly) of bindings that I could go into next season with and be confident I had a good setup. I’m pretty close, but I need more time on these setups to have more confidence. And I don’t have two …

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Mar 28 2016

Scarpa & Scott drop heel inserts on NTN boots

Not even a heel groove is left for Scarpa's 2017 TX-Pro.

Good tele skiers know there’s a time and a place for parallel turns and if it doesn’t add much extra weight, why not add that ability? Unfortunately it looks like lawyers are about to put the big kabosh on the final pieces of the “pink pony,” the Holy Grail of telemark systems with a binding …

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Feb 22 2016

First Look: Meidjo’s Low Tech Heel option

Meidjo now offers a low-tech heel for full power parallel turns.

  This year Meidjo offers the option to quickly lock the heel via a low-tech heel. Key to this working in harmony with a telemark binding is the ability for the locking tangs of the heel to retract so they do not interfere with free heel functions. With Meidjo this is achieved by allowing the …

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Jan 14 2016

Meidjo lures a Luddite

Cesare rides Colorado pow with Meidjos on V6's.

…tele tech bindings that use the duckbutt, like the Meidjos do, are pointing directly at the future of telemark. — Cesare Disclaimers I am a certified retrogrouch and notorious late adopter. But I’m not a Luddite, I swear. I have a smart phone and I’m even beginning to learn how to do some cool things …

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Dec 07 2015

Meidjo update details for v2.0

Meidjo 2.0, a 2-pin telemark binding with NTN technology.

  After one full season of use, the telemark binding that has tongues wagging is coming to market with semi-major changes to its design, but no major changes to the root functionality. To those who missed it, Meidjo is the first binding to use a low-tech toe with an NTN hook to hold your tele …

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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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Oct 21 2015

Tele Gear for Newbies

A hard turn is good to find. Photo by Halsted Morris.

  There’s a really good chance you’ll think of my advice on picking gear for telemarking as just another died in the wool leatherneck recommending old-fashioned values just because that’s the way he did it. You’d be right, except that everyone I’ve ever seen who could tele well, all of ‘em, had to go through …

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