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Meidjo NTN

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

  1. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    They don't ice up on the ski rack at the mountain cafe hang. ;)
     
  2. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

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    This is the M Equipment (Meidjo) display at ISPO this year. Was stoked to see the DPS Cassiar 95 holding pride of place on their display ski wall. Perfect colour match for the discerning Tele Skier.
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Boodwah

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    I took a gamble (mild educated guess of what might work for me) on the Cassiar 95s for my first tele ski which certainly paid off. Those guys in the pic look like the Cassiar Tours?
     
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    DPS Driver One of Us

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    Yes Boodwah, they're the Tour1 construction of the Cassiar 95.

    I feel it would be a really good touring ski for our Oz conditions. You should start seeing a few more Tour1's around.
     
  5. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    ok dudes. have m 2.0 on skis. everything works. im excited. but i see i need an m equipment leash......cant find on telemark pyrenees......any tipz? cheers
     
  6. Boodwah

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    Just get any old leash. Dynafit or whatever. One little issue I have w the Meidjos is regardless of the type of leash, they're quite tricky to thread.
     
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    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cant you just get brakes?
     
  8. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    where did you connect it? to that hole under the toe piece?
     
  9. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    you can, but i didnt....

    because
     
  10. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  11. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    wow 3 pix for the price of one
     
  12. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    thought it was spot the difference - and i was well stumped!
     
  13. Boodwah

    Boodwah One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yup
    if in doubt always go a random hole
     
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  14. Boodwah

    Boodwah One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    We Meidjo folk get a little excited sometimes. 3 pix to emphasize what a beautiful piece of engineering.
     
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  15. Untele-whippet

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    I thought you got 3 bindings per box when you ordered the Meidjo, 1 complimentary binding as a replacement for exploding plastic syndrome :eek:
    Just jelly ;)
     
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  16. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    lots of very satisfactory clicking in and out and tour mode transitions undertaken on the carpet in the living room
     
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  17. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Want to come in with some smart comment about you tele skiers trying to be like AT but not sure where i stand at the moment. I'm a bit LGBTI at the moment.

    Have been freeing the heel on the carpet myself this week.
     
  18. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    everyone loves you when you're Bi.......
     
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  19. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    cant wait to test mine out next weekend. they are sitting in the corner calling me.....ski me ski me ski me
     
  20. DagdaMor

    DagdaMor Hard Yards

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    Dropped by Rhythm on the way home, checking what nordic gear is in stock around the place, and they have quite that collection of Meidjo V2s, though at $1100 that is quite the premium over online. There's supporting local retailers but I don't have a cash dispensing fire hose. I assume they expect to sell at least a couple which should cover costs but o_O

    Still made for a nice chat with the SO about them, and she appreciates the weight difference vs Freedoms on her fat skis. She even made noises about how maybe a set might end up on what are currently her AT skis :whistle:
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    This is why the Meijdo, TTS and pintech are so important for Telemark.
     
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    i took mine for their first runs last w/end at hotham, apologies to anybody that saw me (good tele done bad or bad tele done good...) and must admit they take a bit of getting used to.

    i'm coming from rottefella freerides/ freedoms. i have the brakes fitted and find they make locking the toe in fiddly on the groomed and can see some real frustration if i drop one in the soft (maybe more an operator problem than system, time will tell).

    definitely smoother tele flex than the freedoms, initially i would say much less active and the lateral stiffness feels pretty similar to the freedoms and i haven't toured on them yet.

    me- intermediate tele skier at best, 105-110kg (clydesdale category), meidjo 2.0 mounted on k2 sideshows (90mm underfoot).
     
  23. Telemark Phat

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    The brakes need work, getting out can be hard too. I'm not sure I'd bother with them on a dedicated BC rig.
     
  24. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    yeah i didnt bother with brakes

    i had brakes on the 7tms.....but then they only activated in a release situation and not a pop out of binding situation, and so i ended up with leashes anyway after sending some skis down snake gully into the lift line at 100mph
     
  25. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    yeah i didnt bother. will stick with leash. am transitioning from 75mm

    my 7tms have brakes and i learnt the hard way that they only work upon an actual release, not on a binding exit...an awkward stack resulted in an errant ski hitting warp speed down snake gully and through a lift line and smacking very loudly into the patrollers hut (missing 23 children, 18 grandmothers, a baby in a pram and a drum of nitro glycerine)
     
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    Hit any boarders!? :D;)
     
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  27. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    tough tw, tough. ;)
     
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  29. mr

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    haha.......its like the news.....'today there was a terrible plane crash, killing all 357 on board, but no australians were amongst the casualties'
     
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  30. teleho

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    Took the Meidjos off my Armada Kufos and mounted them on my Movement Zips on Sat. Noticed that one of the plastic posts at the very front of the binding (used to lock the pins for free pivot touring) had broken. Perhaps couldn't take -20 in Japan. Any way will contact Tele Pyrenees to see about a replacement. Rhythm unfortunately don't stock spare parts. Weird snow at present. Spring skiing in July!
     
  31. dossa5

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    I tried a pair the other the other day, admittedly skis/boots too big as everything was borrowed.
    I think I fluked getting in the first time as took me several goes later on but this would be my technique. Once I couldnt get out :(
    Apart from my foot movement within the boot I thought they were smooth somewhere in between an active and neutral binding. Of course when you have different boots(push)/bindings/skis it does take a few runs to sought out.
    The springs were set hard with those inner springs which slide through. The skis gave me nothing outa the turn (dead and flat like a MIL kiss) but this is all about the bindings.
    I still like my Freerides for resort though, if the meidjos were mounted on a lively ski would be a whole lota fun. Lots of mounting screws going on too.
    Expensive setup though, be interesting what comes out of the Rottefella factory in the future.

    TP sometime ago did you not come up with a setup along a similar line to the Meidjos.
     
  32. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    just had first 4 days on them and i like em alot. no dramas with getting in or out. i thought they would be stiffer but maybe the springs are set on the light end.
     
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    Don't do this to me! I can't afford them! They look too perfect dammit!
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    the boot upgrade from 75mm to ntn-dynafit was the expensive bit.....i ended up going retail for them so i could get them fitted (and they fit me better than any boots i have had), but the bindings themselves i got off pyrenees telemark for about $500 delivered
     
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  35. Boodwah

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    Did a heap of touring with the Ms this WE gone, and some tips:
    First of all, they release appropriately - although it's always a fine line between the binding maybe hanging in for a bit of desired extra torque.
    Without brakes, I find them easy to step in to on the flat. Once cocked, you just have to put your free boot (or booted-in ski) behind the binding that you're stepping in to, to stop back-sliding.
    Always make sure (especially after having climbed) that your duckbutt, tech boot eyes, and the entire plate is free of compacted snow or ice before you step in, or you'll have problems with them properly engaging.
    Finally, if on a slope, I find that ramming the tail of the ski in to the snow so that the entire semi-buried rig sits up (cocked, at say 30 degrees), allows you to step back in. On boilerplate or hardpack, I kept moving to a better place where this is possible.
    I'll try to make a vid next time to demonstrate. I'm finding them mostly as user friendly as regular AT tech, but at times still inexplicably frustrating.
     
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    I'm all for new and cool products, but for me i can't go past the NTN. I have 2 pairs of Freerides.
    The safety of brakes for resort skiing and the satisfaction of durability when in the BC is a great reassurance.
    And for those that say they don't tour. I did Buller - Stirling and back last week. With 3 laps of Stanley's and 2 laps of Summit. 25km total and 9hrs on skis. Worked so well i could even get to the pub for a beer.
    (they also have good sales support if things unfortunately go wrong)

    :cheers:
     
  37. Boodwah

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    Broke one of my Meidjo 2:0s on the weekend doing something dumb.
    Hopefully can fix...
     
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    Which bit broke?
     
  39. Boodwah

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    Plastic baseplate, will post a pic. Should be able to repair. Pierre doesn't answer my emails any more, too busy I guess...
     
  40. Boodwah

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    This bit. Having taken it apart I think a bit of epoxy and mb screwed small metal sheet will fix it. Will post to Pierre too.
    [​IMG]
     
  41. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    what was the dumb thing you did to do that?

    just so i dont do the same
     
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    Jumped off a cliff.
    All fixed now. Couple of wooden struts behind, screws and lots of epoxy.
    [​IMG]
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    there is little chance of me jumping off a cliff, so i should be ok!

    i hope those clothes pegs hold ok!

    i hope you get a meidjo gear-tester credit one day
     
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    Really want to take my teles out touring. But they are bloody heavy. New set of gear could be on the cards for next year.
     
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    Isn't it interesting how the improvements to tele gear is heading the same way as AT gear. Form and function on the way up is almost identical.
    On the way down your the Meidjo can provide a locked in feel of an AT or a stiffer tele ride. Whereas AT just provides the locked in option, which is fine. yeah the way they achieve this is slightly different but only once you get past the toe connection.
    Conceivably one binding could do it all now. An AT / Tele hybrid regardless of what boot you're wearing. The underboot connection could be an ad on for tele turns.