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
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.