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22 Designs Lynx NTN Binding

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by skifree, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Ziggy

    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    And if the Lynx has the same hole pattern as Outlaws and Axls you can put them on Safeouts for reliable adjustable release.
     
  2. skifree

    skifree Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    True the Lynx does have the same hole pattern as the previous 22 Designs bindings which for many is a big plus.

    But why buy a lightweight / touring binding then make it heavy with another bit of kit to get release?

    Probably the cost of Lynx (as forecast last Winter) + Safeouts = or > than Meidjo? Might be worth getting these figures together as part of any assessment.
     
  3. Ziggy

    Ziggy Repreived Ski Pass: Gold

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    How attached are you to your knees?

    SafeOuts keep me skiing. End of story.

    Added:
    If I'd done a grade 3 tear on the MCL last winter, instead of the grade 2, I'd be looking at a knee reco since that side doesn't have an ACL. How much does a reco cost?
     
  4. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    True. So far I have been able to rely on my physical structure being stronger than my ski/binder/boot setup, so its always been kit that breaks (I have broken binders and boots, but never a ski, unless you include pulling the binder out). But I aint getting any younger.
     
  5. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    As aluded to by @Untele-whippet the problem your experiencing is due to a technique issue. Rather than picking your heel up you should be pushing your shin down to break the bellows of your boots. By adopting that change in technique you'll not only ski better on your new gear, but you'll telemark better on every variety of equipment.

    Like @Ziggy I'd recommend a lesson. Where do you normally ski? I can recommend someone to book who will help you with your tele turns on all equipment.
     
  6. skifree

    skifree Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I do value my and others knees a lot, hence mentioning Meidjo release compared to Lynx no release often.
     
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  7. montana_tele

    montana_tele First Runs

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    I agree the low tech toe has been around and tested since 1985, but that has been for fixed heel contraptions. The very reason the Lynx has been delayed by two months now is their early tech toe was not standing up to the force of the free heel binding. The forces produced with a fix heel versus a free heel binding are definitely not the same, why do you think BD does not recommend tele bindings on their Helio ski series?
     
  8. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Agree, the forces are different. Didn't know about the Helio, thought they probably want to sell more ATK's. They say a tele binder voids warranty!
     
  9. Untele-whippet

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  10. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    hmmm. Im still a Freeride fanboi, not sure what I want to do for touring. Longer I wait, more chance for something better!

    I note Dostie doesnt mention clicking the toe out of tour for skiing, that cant be good?
     
  11. dossa5

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    Agree needs bump lesson before he reviews
     
  12. skifree

    skifree Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just forgotten to mention it I'm guessing.

    Noting that on some (OK actually very rarely but I have done it) lines I actually lock the Meidjo's toe into tour mode prior to pointing the skis downhill to avoid possible toe release when I reckon that keeping the ski on is the lesser of the evils of an unwanted release.
     
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