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Meidjo NTN

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

  1. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sorry, the 2.0 to 2.1 holes won’t line up in the large, i think it’s only the back 4 but I’ve not checked into it.

    But I would have said you could set up an insert pattern to suit 2.0 and 2.1 large to enable swaparooneeness.
     
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  2. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cheers...l might get them to doug at EMC pronto then, i dont have the tools or experience to sort that kinda stuff in a week
     
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    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bugger.

    Pics of the failure?
     
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    I had similar problem, turned out the red “latch” that your duckbut kicks against to release same latch and let you step in to the binding had partially fractured. It was only when it had fully fractured that I worked out what the problem was. I got rid of the whole thing, which made stepping in harder. And which finally persuaded me that I was over Meijo
     
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  5. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Think i found the problem

    Busted plastic doodad. I think it must have been work weakened and when i was fiddling now it busted off. Now to work out if i can replace the doodad
     
  6. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Precisely mine too now. Ok. I have 5 days to fix
     
  7. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    You can see the wear.....must take some load eh
     
  8. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ah and now i see it CAN work without it......@boodwah.....you can can get it on at least....

    Not sure i want to take my boot off each time i get a coffee though!
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks like the front 4 holes the same between 2 and 2.1, but the ones under the black tonguey bit very different
     
  10. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I thought this is what your issue might be.

    I have a spare set of the new improved part,

    Or you could in the short term swap the 2.1 parts back into the 2.0s,

    Not to hard. You need to knock out some pins from memory.
     
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  11. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep.
     
  12. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes ill try to swap pins. I found this

     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Although im not sure yet about doing it without taking off binding
     
  14. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    A let the people you bought the 2.0s know and seek replacement parts under warranty.
     
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    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Unscrew the red nobs holding the springs in from memory.

    Mine are in the car, it’s cold outside, I’m in bed, otherwise I’d go and look and check.
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Success! Step 1

     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wooohooo. And full success! Even loaded the new springs in the old box. Satisfying up click when putting boot on

    Feeling so good i might just do the other one....or at least harvest the spare parts for the trip and order the replacements

    Thanks again @skifree
     
  19. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good work.:thumbs:
     
  20. Boodwah

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    Yup, what happened to me. Can maybe swap a red bar from other bindings I don’t use.
    Mine were the new version
    Every single one of my breakages has been fractured plastic.
    The Meijo is still a great idea let down by poor materials.
     
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  21. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes as i hadnt pulled them apart before they are actually quite simple and it does seem a bit of titanium (or i believe now titanium-porcelain is a thing) here n there could assist. That said i got about 60 days out of them trouble free before a bust. In the same way i used to carry a spare riva cable maybe it will now be a red bar and spring
     
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    I'm concerned you were trying to fix ski bindings by consulting Dr Seuss manuals.

    It does however, explain the use of technical terms such as 'black tonguey bit' and 'plastic doodad'.

    :D
     
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  23. chokenchickin

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    Hi mr, good job. On day 3 of my time of the first generation meijo's I had the red bar fall off. One of the little pins that hold it in place slid out of its place and was lost. I cut a small nail to length and glued that and all the other pins in place then. Surprisingly it has lasted. I have recently mounted some moolight pure teles and look forward to trying them out this week.
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    yep i did notice one of the minute pins holding the black tonguey thing onto the techy metal bit near the front (i did that for you @GS) was shaking out sideways, so i tapped it back....so yeah check your pins
     
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    Someone at Hotham should get a 3D printer.
     
  26. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Haha...funnily enough i have a pretty kick ass 3d printer...... but ill still buy the part for 9 euro.
     
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    Replacing all these little plastic bits with metal would be a very nice thing indeed as part of the Meidjo evolutionary process. Or is it a creative process? Evolutionary, my dear skiforumites.
     
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    3D Print them out of a tougher material and you could have a nice little parts business.
     
  29. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I tested them again tonight to make surecit wasnt a dream and the new red bar up-click is distinctly louder than the up-click on old red bar i havent replaced. Not only louder, but much more definitive. It got me a bit worried about the other one as i imagine they should have plastic-fade at the same rate.

    Maybe we can develop a part-failure decibel-confidence scale range so that we can predict the longevity of the 9 euro red bar.
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not sure pierre would like me any more. I imagine he'd barely make a living out of these bindings.
     
  31. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not that i know him of course but you know what i mean
     
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    The new part is quite different to the old.

    Find a pair of 1.0s if you want to really understand the evolution of the binding.

    It’d be nice if the cocking leaver was Alumiunium, but Alumiunium breaks as well.
     
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  33. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    The mechanics of what it does, jumping it over the underneath piece for the last click must impart quite a bit of force
     
  34. Goski

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    Perhaps a 3D printer could be Pierre's next investment for the little bits to be made of something tougher? Cudos to him though for inovating.
     
  35. skifree

    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have got into the habit of doing the lowering of the duckbutt to engage this smoothly rather than jumping on it.
     
  36. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    likewise, and maybe thats why i got 60 days (which appears good in comparison now) out of 2.0 red bar........ interestingly, the only thing that broke off the piece in the end, and me working out the problem (it must have been fractured but not broken off, same as @Boodwah), was being frustrated and stomping it. so i learnt something along the way.....gentle
     
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    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    @mr Wilderness Sports has the spares parts you need, I looked at them in the delivery box today.
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks @skifree ill get an order in
     
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    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Speak to Bec, I gave her the run down of what was in the box.;)
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    The part in question

    2.0 vs 2.1

     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Both skis now have the up click of the 2.1 red bar
     
  43. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Theres alot riding on that little clothes peg
     
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    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I would have said the back part is the 2.1 model.
     
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    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have faith grasshopper.
     
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    Correctissimo! Its beefier at the t junction
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    The 2.1 is canted forward maybe a coupla degrees over the 2.0
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Having pulled it apart a bit now im beginning to think its is close to genius. With the foibles that come with that moniker
     
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    skifree Sort of old & definitely grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I would agree that my appreciation of the creation was enhanced by the need to pull it apart and reassemble it.

    But don't ask me about brakes without appearing on front my veranda with a carton of cold beer.
     
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    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Haha...dont worry im not onto brakes yet

    Yet.

    And this heel piece

    Yet