Tag Archive: NTN

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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Jan 07 2019

Crispi NTN duckbutts come up short!

The NTN sole length runs along the curve defined by the bottom of the sole (green) from the front of the toe to the back of the second heel, in the center.

It appears there is a problem with NTN boots from Crispi; not all, but enough to give a warning. The second heel might be too small, meaning the distance from the toe-to-the-duckbutt is too short. The result is a loose, or unreliable connection with Meidjo and Outlaw bindings. At this moment there isn’t any reliable …

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Nov 20 2018

Review: Scarpa’s TX-Pro (2017)

Scarpa's burliest NTN boot made for Outlaws or Freerides.

Odds are that if you’re a decent telemark skier, you will love Scarpa’s TX-Pro (2017). The reasons are simple, and with a little investigation and analysis, obvious. The TX-Pro simply nails the peak of the bell curve of what the majority of tele skiers want: a boot that is big enough to deliver plenty of …

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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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