The Meidjo 2.1 has been replaced by the newest version the 3.0!
Drumroll please... After decades of waiting there is now a Telemark binding that gets you to your uphill fighting weight. After much development the Meidjo 2.1 binding is here weighing in at just 420 grams per binding or 840 grams per pair. This is now lighter than most all-mountain tech bindings on the market.
You may not have heard of it before, or be able to pronounce it, but the M Binding has been under development for years. They have learned plenty and adapted the binding based on user feedback and requests. Version 2.1 is now more durable, easier to use and remains the lightest telemark binding on the market. Using a hybrid NTN and tech pin setup allows this binding to drop the weight yet keep the sensitivity and finesse you have come to love for your tele turn.
The dream is not dead and neither is the tele turn.
Compatible with all Crispi and Scarpa NTN boots.
Binding available in two sizes:
Size S: 22.5 to 26
Size L: 26.5 to 31
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
Love the performance of this binding! It is the best binding out there as far as weight and performance are concerned. Although the flexor plate and the touring plate recently broke while touring at Wolf Creek Pass this weekend. Fortunately, I was able to continue skiing by cutting off the broken part of the touring plate to make it useful. I think the touring plate might be improved by making it out of metal. It would be nice if these two plates were sold as backup parts for field repair while touring.
I've now had the 2.1 for a full winter season. They are great because they are light and responsive and have a nice step-in feature. Climbing is great. Main issues - tech toes get stuck and can be very difficult to get out of. The toe clamps don't separate far enough to get the boot out. Makes it frustrating/tough when in situations where they need to be removed regularly. It would also be nice to have the ability to quickly remove the brake for easy transitions between resort and backcountry applications. During one climb my springs came unscrewed and the under-toe portion of the binding basically disintegrated. So you need to carry an entire extra set of springs/clamps for real BC situations. All told, when they're working I love them. But after skiing the heavier Rottefella Freerides for 5 years with no issues other than weight, I was reminded of the days of carrying an entire spare set of G3s with a compliment of tools in my backpack at all times. If I was back in the market again I'd consider trying the Lynx.
I have not received my bindings yet, so what’s the deal?
Meidjo 2.1 Telemark Binding
This binding is the real deal, they seem to have addressed all the initial growing pains and version 2.1 is dialed. First things first, this binding skis better than any I've tried (OutlawX, BMF/R, Outlaw, TTS, Hammerhead). It is super quick edge to edge and the flex of the tele turn can go low but has plenty of power. I use both springs that are included but it can go stiffer (redline spring upgrade) and softer (only one spring) than I have it so that's cool.
The ski breaks and releasability are great for saftey, I had one fall where it came of and I'm glad it did. The ski brake kept it in sight too.
I added the alpine heel and find it fun to lock the heel down from time to time and make alpine turns with lots of tip pressure on the skis. It's a fun feature but the binding edges so well, it fakes a good p-turn without it.
I haven't toured with it yet so no report on that. Also, no issues with icing so far so that's good.