Category Archive: Bindings

Bindings for backcountry skiing and snowboarding

Feb 13 2019

22D issues Tech Bulletin on Lynx v1

Be sure to trim excess plastic around the "face" of tech inserts.

Updated 24feb19 The beta Lynx was hardly flawless, but there were no show stoppers. As more people get a chance to ski the Lynx in 2019, things the beta team never found are being uncovered. In early February 2019 22 Designs issued a technical bulletin to deal with some of these. Most are notes on …

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Feb 12 2019

Meidjo mounting tips

Looking at what makes the Meidjo tick - for better and for worse - the magic red stub, cocked for tele turns.

If you’re mounting a Meidjo binding yourself, be aware this requires you to drill 13 holes in each ski, and that’s only if you don’t make any mistakes. Sobriety is advised. So is the Carpenter’s Rule.

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Feb 07 2019

Review: 22D’s Lynx 2-pin tele binding

A little over a pound per foot for a single size small binding.  (505 g - 17¾ oz.)

Lynx — the long awaited 2-pin tele binding from 22 Designs has arrived. And how! Whether you earn your tele turns or not, Lynx has a lot to like. The inherent functionality remains the same as the beta binding — 2-pin toes deliver better edging and unsurpassed touring. An NTN mid-sole connection makes smooth tele …

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Jan 14 2019

Review: The Badass MF from Bishop Bindings

BMF-R has all the touring bells - plus weight.

When the Bishop was introduced over a decade ago the telemark world got to experience a true heavy-metal telemark binding. At the time it was certainly the heaviest telemark binding around. Fast forward to the present and Dave Bombard and crew have unleashed the overdue descendent of the Bishop, the BMF-R, which stands for Badass …

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Oct 30 2018

Beta report: 22D’s Lynx 2-pin tele binding

Lynx reclines on the rack after a day of great skiing at Loveland, CO

Last season 22 Designs introduced Lynx, their next generation 2-pin telemark binding. With that introduction the classic beta program was eliminated and 22D took orders in mid-October 2018 for a limited production run of only 500 pair. I was privileged to be one of the beta testers this past season which resulted in some moments …

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Apr 23 2018

2-pin Tele Springs: Size Matters

Determining the limit of heel lift by drawing the intersection of two circles; the radius of the heel throw about the toe pins, and the radius of the stretched cable where the spring is limiting out.

While the effect of cable pivot location tends to dominate the sensation of a tele tech binding, the next strongest binding component of the tele sensation comes from the springs used. To some extent you can trade one for the other; meaning a stiff spring and a forward pivot are somewhat equal to a soft …

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Mar 25 2018

DIY 2-pin tele: Fixing the Cable position

Mixing up a bit.  2-pins by Dynafit, cable block by Fritschi, BD cable assembly, G3 heel post.

Now we get to the crux of building your own DIY 2-pin tele binding — the cable system. Being satisfied with the downhill performance of a tele tech binding is determined by: Position of the cable pivot (distance behind 2-pin line) Connection to the boot (real heel or 2nd heel) Springs used (stiffness and travel …

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