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Meidjo NTN

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by lennysan, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Maybe not released yet though?
     
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    Looks the same, lots of breakable plastic bits.
     
  3. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    You havent broken the Lynx yet?
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Apparently the spring box is carbon fibre now, the plastic is hippy Pebax Renew. The most interesting change is no more cocking the spring box.

     
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  5. Boodwah

    Boodwah One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    No, still trying.
     
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    so im thinking of getting a resort, heavier telemark set up with a true release this year....those freedoms or freerides are still the go yeah?
     
  7. Boodwah

    Boodwah One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I really like 22 designs Outlaw X.
    Step-in, step-out, burly.
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Outlaw X or Freeride. Freeride has more release but is a more neutral binding.
     
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  9. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Freeride more neutral than Outlaw?

    i havent tried the Outlaw yet, I like the Freerides. Not a fan of the Freedoms, though they are better than Freerides in tour mode.
     
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    More release as in 'better than a catastrophic release' or just more finely tuned release? Cheers
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you file down the duckbutts, they release pretty easy!
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Freedoms are rubbish, too much lateral slop and occasional insta tour, go Meijdo instead, especially now that you dont have to cock the spring box anymore.
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    The Outlaw doesn't claim to be releaseable. The freeride only claims catastrophic release. Two of my three Freeride releases happened whithout a lot of force (falling over when skis nosedived into heath and when another slider bumped into me enough to release my boot from the ski but not enough force to make me lose my balance).
     
  14. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ive had the insta tour experience. Also the have to put binding back together out in the field, and ice packed under tour lever so cant get into descent experiences also.
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    On Freerides I have had a couple of partial releases laterally, and one double eject over the handlebars.
     
  16. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    So no NTN DIN release anywhere? Ive got 2 pairs of meidjos...have only ever skiied lightish setups in the resort thought i could get something beefier but also with brakes and release and all the shiz. Ive had a couple of times i wished the meidjo released, one in particular.
     
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    skifree Sake? Thats like water but better, yes? Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have had no issues with the Meidjo release. It does it sweet as pie.

    You know you can adjust the rear release?

    Do have the Meidjo brakes? I have some to sell. But you need to pull the binding off the ski to install.
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hmm not really but ill look into it, cheers

    Happy the $take those brakes from you cheers. im putting the 2.1s onto something heavier. The voile vector BC ski they are on ill sell at some sort of horrendous loss
     
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    skifree Sake? Thats like water but better, yes? Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    What width do you need?

    You will need a small Allen key for the release adjustment.
     
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    Howdy all,
    Just sticking my ‘foot in the door’ before Japow next week - I hope to be able report on how Outlaw X & TX Pros handle some decent fresh & possibly off piste too.

    FWIW: The Meidjo V3 is a sweet looking binding - is it lighter this time?

    Be interesting to see if it’s as strong as the 22D Lynx.

    the Lynx is a more logical lighter option for me - I run quiver killers on my bigger boards and the pattern fits the Outlaw. Much easier to replace with same binding pattern.

    Mind you, a lighter boot (mine are 2kg ea.) for longer, flattish tours would appeal one day before I hang up my clogs! Not holding my breath there.

    But I still have my Hammer heads to run my Excursions, so I lose the free pivot fn of Outlaw but reduce 500 gm a side, less any difference in the bindings.

    All good fun. ;):cool:
     
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    Just as long as they can handle this ill be happy....haha
     
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    Noice. And without the little red lever and its push pins there seems to be less to break. The carbon fibre plate will be a lot tougher. V3 looks like a significant progression.
     
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    Is there a listed weight for v3 yet? Looks lighter than the Lynx.
     
  24. telecrag

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    they are lighter, but more $$$$. If they were under a grand I might think about a pair. Id maybe pay $800.
     
  25. Boodwah

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    bruce selling lynx for about that
     
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    Also, just a plug for Bruce - but my Lynxs broke after falling off the roof-rack en route DP to Hotham last September, my own stupid fault. But because i'd bought them locally, they were replaced no q's under warrantee. Bruce went to no length of trouble, worth the small extra $$. He also found a spare binding for me to take to Antarctica in case something broke down there.
    Jindy and all businesses around there are dead at present, a real struggle, brands like Summit to Sea could go under. Anyway, he's selling both Lynx and new Meidjo.
     
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    Did StS's Euro and US push fail?
     
  28. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is that a knock off of Sea to Summit?

    haha!

    Kayaks are down around 80% of normal (over the last 10 years) trade at the moment. It is unbelievable.
     
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    Telebry Safeouts under 22D.
     
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    Got me some new toothy pegs. Thanks bruce

     
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    Boodwah One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not sure, just s/w Bruce other day and he mentioned they were struggling
     
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    skifree Sake? Thats like water but better, yes? Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    When you put the little holding pins back in epoxy them in. I had some fall out after re-fitting my cocking leavers, MEquip mailed replacements pins.
     
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    skifree Sake? Thats like water but better, yes? Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Even tho i now have replacement pins from MEquip I have been working on plan B which is now plan A.

    I have some SS bolts & nuts on order that can replace the pins and will not fall out. I had to order 100 so I’ll have some spares.

    PM if you want a set or make a diary note to catch me in Jindy this Winter.
     
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    We got a week in september
     
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    V3 looks very interesting. Less failure points without the clothes peg red lever and no wandering lever pins and the spring box will be much stronger. Still have some mid-weight Nordica Steadfast 90mm waisted virgin blanks to put bindings onto to use for resort laps and for touring. Meidjo V3 would work for that use, I don't ski hard and fast. Few less screws would be good to allow an easier swap to a wider powder ski when travelling and the snow falls enough to warrant going bigger.
     
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    .com telefest.
     
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    skifree Sake? Thats like water but better, yes? Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Too funny.
    My 3 busted pairs all had little hatchet jobs like that too!
    And lots of epoxy.
     
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    skifree Sake? Thats like water but better, yes? Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    OK, so the little bolts arrived when I got back from Japan.:cool:

    The replacement pins from M Equipment did arrive prior.:thumbs: But given I pulled the pins out to replace the cocking leaver and put them back and they fell (worked out somehow) out I assumed the holes were worn just a little too much. And thinking glue was not going to stick to plastic and stainless steel looked into the bolts option. I discuss this all a few posts above.

    They thread into the holes fine are a long enough.:thumbs: On one binding I can get the nut on, on the other the space is just too tight.:mad: Might try again on anther day but I think the thread on the bolt is probably enough to hold the things on.:cool: Time will tell.

    So the bolts and nuts cost me $2.00 each when I bought 100. So I have some spares to sell for beer money.:cheers: Some folks have PMd me about these. PM me again with a postal address if you want a set of 4. Let me know if you want more than 4. I reckon these should be OK to go in a standard prepaid envelope. So a couple of dollars there. if I get a chance I'll go to the post office tomoroz and sort this out.

    cheers all.
     
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    skifree Sake? Thats like water but better, yes? Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Did you not pull the springs thru the end of the spring box?

    I did not actually break them, but allowed them to fall apart.