The truth about NTN: My take on it...

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Johnny
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Re: The truth about NTN: My take on it...

Post by Johnny » Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:38 am

Johnny wrote:
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:17 am
Cons:
1- Heavy (The heaviest binding on the market)
2- Expensive (The most expensive binding on the market)
3- Easy to break (The most fragile binding on the market)
4- Only a few boots are compatible (The most limited choice on the market)
5- Catastrophic only release
6- Boots are expensive too
7- Release settings is inversely proportional of binding stiffness
8- Not really a true step-in binding

Pros:
1- Best edge control ever, and that's it.
Funny how after 12 years on NTN, I still think it's the best option for anything on-piste. (I am not talking about tech system bindings here, as they have nothing to do with true NTN...) But the funniest thing is how one unknown guy in a small town, who had never telemarked before, came up with this gem called the Meidjo that would completely change NTN. With the Meidjo, the pros and cons are suddenly the opposite:

Cons:
1- Expensive

Pros:
1- Best edge control ever
2- Super freaking light, lighter than a Voile 3pc
3- Unbreakable
4- Best release system
5- Release settings independent of binding stiffness
6- True step-in binding
7- Best touring ROM
/...\ Peace, Love, Telemark and Tofu /...\
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Re: The truth about NTN: My take on it...

Post by powderkelvin » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:23 am

I thought the Meidjos broke a lot. Are they actually "unbreakable" now?



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Re: The truth about NTN: My take on it...

Post by Johnny » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:09 pm

powderkelvin wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:23 am
I thought the Meidjos broke a lot. Are they actually "unbreakable" now?
I believe so:
telemarktalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=2948
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Re: The truth about NTN: My take on it...

Post by Montana St Alum » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:46 pm

Johnny wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:38 am
Johnny wrote:
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:17 am
Cons:
1- Heavy (The heaviest binding on the market)
2- Expensive (The most expensive binding on the market)
3- Easy to break (The most fragile binding on the market)
4- Only a few boots are compatible (The most limited choice on the market)
5- Catastrophic only release
6- Boots are expensive too
7- Release settings is inversely proportional of binding stiffness
8- Not really a true step-in binding

Pros:
1- Best edge control ever, and that's it.
Funny how after 12 years on NTN, I still think it's the best option for anything on-piste. (I am not talking about tech system bindings here, as they have nothing to do with true NTN...) But the funniest thing is how one unknown guy in a small town, who had never telemarked before, came up with this gem called the Meidjo that would completely change NTN. With the Meidjo, the pros and cons are suddenly the opposite:

Cons:
1- Expensive

Pros:
1- Best edge control ever
2- Super freaking light, lighter than a Voile 3pc
3- Unbreakable
4- Best release system
5- Release settings independent of binding stiffness
6- True step-in binding
7- Best touring ROM
I'm on the Meidjo 2.1 with a quiver of skis. I'd have to agree. This, after I sold my quiver with Freedom bindings.



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Re: The truth about NTN: My take on it...

Post by DG99 » Sat Feb 11, 2023 5:47 pm

Meidjo sounds good to all us with Dynafit envy!

However the icing sounds a bit annoying……something to do with the step in features.

I’d gladly give up the step in to get rid of icing. Simplify and bomb proof is always a good idea.



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