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Bindings

Can I use Meidjo 2.1 spare parts for the Meidjo 2.0?

The base plate, anti-snow pack and low-tech plate off the Meidjo 2.1 are only intended for the 2.1.

The low-tech, flextor, spring box and heel set of the 2.1 are perfectly compatible with the 2.0.

The touring plate, the red bard and the touring lock combined be fitted on Meidjo 2.0 and vice versa. If you want to ensure the full functionality of the Meidjo 2.1 on your Meidjo 2.0.0, we strongly advise you to buy all three parts.

Reminder: The new touring plate ensures a perfect locking of the spring box in touring mode. Thanks to the new hook design and the integrated stop, locking is guaranteed and the front hook of the red bar ensures a perfect hold in trekking mode

Can I use Meidjo 2.0 spare parts for the Meidjo 2.1?

The base plate and low-tech plate of the Meidjo 2.0 cannot be combined with the Meidjo 2.1.

The low-tech, flextor, spring box and heel set of the 2.0 adapt to the 2.1.

The touring plate, the red bard and the touring lock combined be fitted on Meidjo 2.1 and vice versa. If you want to ensure the full functionality of the Meidjo 2.1 on your Meidjo 2.0.0, we strongly advise you to buy all three parts of Meidjo 2.1.

Reminder: The new touring plate ensures a perfect locking of the spring box in touring mode. Thanks to the new hook design and the integrated stop, locking is guaranteed and the front hook of the red bar ensures a perfect hold in trekking mode

Is the drilling pattern the same for the Meidjo 2.1?
Attention: for the Meidjo 2.1 in size L, the drilling pattern is different from that of the Meidjo 2.0 Large.
For sizes S, the pattern is the same.
What size binding should I choose?

There are two sizes of binding Meidjo:

  • binding size S: for shoes of less than 300 mm. For Scarpa and Cripi from 22.5 to 26 (mondopoint) and for Scott from 22.5 to 25.5 (mondopoint)
  • binding size L: for shoes greater than 300 mm. For Scarpa and Cripi from 26.5 to 31 (mondopoint) and for Scott from 26 to 31 (mondopoint).

Values (in mm) are written to the heel of the shoe.

For ski boots, there is a very simple standard, developed about 20 years ago: the Mondopoint.

The unit simply corresponds to the length of your foot in centimeters, just measure it and choose a size accordingly.

Here's the procedure for knowing your shoe size:

  • put a sheet on the floor against a wall
  • place yourself on this sheet in order to have your back flat against a wall, the heels glued to the wall
  • draw a point of reference in front of the most advanced toe of your foot.
  • measure the length between the most advanced toe of your foot and the back of your heel.

It is essential to measure both feet.

This corresponds to being able to pass a finger behind the heel when one has the foot in the boot. The mondopoint size allows you to select shoes but should not replace a careful fit.

Don’t forget to measure both feet. One always has one stronger than the other

These values are given as an indication, each manufacturer has its own conversion table.

Sizes indication values for telemark shoes

Source : www.skitrace.com
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What is the weight of the binding?

A pair of Meidjo binding weighs about 920 grams.

Can I release with Meidjo in telemark mode?

Yes, in case of fall, the release is guaranteed. It’s carried out laterally via the spring box.

Refer to the manual of the setting of releasable system on the spring box: https://www.the-m-equipment.com/images/meidjo/setting-the-releasable-system.pdf

Difference between the drilling pattern of Meidjo 2.1 and Meidjo 2.0:

In size S, the drilling pattern of the Meidjo 2.1 is identical to that of the Meidjo 2.0.

Be carefull in size L, the pattern of the Meidjo 2.1 is different from that of the Meidjo 2.0 in the base plate. At the back of the base plate: two new holes are to be drilled and the two old ones are to be filled. The new holes are aligned with the others for a better anchoring.

Print drilling pattern: https://www.the-m-equipment.com/en/products/documentation

Alpin Heel

What is the weight of the alpine heel?

The pair of an alpine heel is 240 grams.

With which telemark boots, the alpine heel is compatible?

At present, only the Crispi brand sells telemark boot with rear inserts: all Crispi boots with inserts at the front have rear insert allowing the use of the alpine heel.

If you want Scarpa boots with rear inserts, only models before 2016 are fitted with rear inserts.

Warning : Scarpa TX Comp have never had front and rear inserts.

Is it possible to use the alpine heel with a binding other than Meidjo?

No , it’s not possible to use the alpine heel with a binding other than Meidjo. At your own risk and peril - the release may not trigger.

Can I release with the Alpine heel?

Yes, in case of fall, if you have the alpine heel the complete release is guaranteed in rotation. The release is effected onto the heel and via the spring box.

Refer to the manual of the setting of releasable system on the spring box: https://www.the-m-equipment.com/images/meidjo/setting-the-releasable-system.pdf

In the event of a frontal fall, the heel will disengage and the telemark mode will be activated. The complete front release is therefore not possible.

Skibrakes - Crampon interface - Inserts

Is it possible to put both ski-brakes and crampon interface?

It’s preferable to choose between the use of ski brakes and the use of crampon interface.

If you prefer hiking, it is advisable to install the crampon interface.

If you prefer the track, it is advisable to install ski brakes.

However, if you want to use both options, it will be necessary to install crampon larger than the ski brakes.

What are the inserts for?

The first function of the inserts is to equip several pairs of ski to change as many times as you want the binding of skis.

They also have the advantage of preventing the abduction of the binding on condition that choose a ski with some reinforcement (titanium plate, for example).

Compatibility of the ski-brakes
Stop-skis sold before autumn 2017 are NOT compatibles with the Meidjo 2.1. Stop-skis, sold til autumn 2017 are compatible with all Meidjo models.

General informations

Which skis to choose for telemark?

All skis can be used for telemark. It should be noted that the telemark is a sport where the skier exerts a lot of pressure and torsion on the bidings and on the skis.

This stress requires to choose solid skis, with a flat heel and preferably stiff. For this reason, we advise you to orient to skis that have a skate reinforcement plate (ideally titanal); you will limit the risk of tearing.

We DON'T advise using skis with a paulownia reinforcement.

If you have any doubt, you can ask us for advice through our contact form , specifying the brand and model of the skis or contact a specialist dealer directly.

Which brands sell telemark boots?

Telemark is a market in which 3 brands distribute specific boots for telemark: Crispi, Scarpa and Scott.

The choice will be based, above all, on comfort.

As a second step, the choice will be made according to different criteria and depending on your use: terrain type / performance / flex / comfort / weight / shoe type standard 75 or NTN ...

Number of buckles : a three- buckles shoe is used more for touring ski (lighter and lower boots) than a 4- buckles shoe that is more oriented for mountaineering.

Two parameters are considered in the flex: the stiffness of the collar and the stiffness of the bellows.

Rigidity of the collar
Rigidité du collier

Rigidity of the bellows
Rigidité du soufflet

For advice and more information on the choice of your telemark boots, we invite you to contact a specialist store.

What kind of telemark boots can I use with Meidjo?

In order to use the Meidjo binding, it’s imperative to have NTN (New Telemark Norm) standard boots with front inserts. The boots in standard 75 don’t fit on the Meidjo.

For more details about the choice of telemark boots, see : Which brands sell telemark boots?

USING THE BINDING

Where can I find the documentation / tutorials for mounting, adjusting and using my products?

You can find all the documentation in this section https://www.the-m-equipment.com/en/products/documentation.

However, if you need another document please fill in our contact form and let us know which notice you would like to have https://www.the-m-equipment.com/en/contact/pierre-mouyade

How to step in Meidjo in telemark mode?

1 - "arm" the binding by raising the spring box until the spring box stay upward till the “clic”. The red stub axle stands the spring box up.

Arm the Meidjo binding

2- Then place the shoe in such a way that the toes of the shoe touch the 2 Easy step In pine situated on the front of the jaws. Press the front of the shoe. When the low tech is locked press down your heel slowly. When you hear a little click lift up your heel one time. When you hear a second click, you are fitted into the binding let's telemark.

Place the shoe in such a way that the toes of the shoe touch the 2 Easy step In

Press down your heel slowly, you will hear a little click, lift up your heel one time, you will hear a second click, you are fitted
Place the shoe in such a way that the toes of the shoe touch the 2 Easy step In
Press down your heel slowly, you will hear a little click, lift up your heel one time, you will hear a second click, you are fitted
How to step-in Meidjo in touring mode?

Preparing the binding:

  1. Raise the spring box until the red stub axle settles firmly on the touring base plate like for fitting the binding (see point 1)
  2. Press the springbox onto the ski
  3. Lock the springbox onto the ski by raising up the touring hook (1)
  4. Fit the toe of the shoe onto the lowtech
  5. Block the toe of the shoe by raising up the front lever (2)
Lock the springbox onto the ski by raising up the touring hook
Block the toe of the shoe by raising up the front lever
Lock the springbox onto the ski by raising up the touring hook
Block the toe of the shoe by raising up the front lever

Attention: Once you are in touring mode it is impossible to unfit. Always unlock the front lever as soon as you telemark. Not respect this instruction could cause serious injury.

The climbing heel set 2 heights of block are available:

2 heights of climbing heel with Meidjo
How to step-in Meidjo in alpine mode (option alpine heel)?

The alpine heel allows you to ski instead of telemark. However, you need to fit the telemark mode before fitting the alpine heel! Be careful not to fit the low tech only and then the alpine heel. The mechanism operates in favorable conditions only if the shoe is held by the telemark mode in the first place, and then by the alpine heel.

First of all, the alpine heel needs to be set in the following setup:

Meidjo alpin heel with the hooking pins in a backward position

To get to this setting, you need to place your pole in the hooking pins and to press the tip of the pole against the blocking spring. Then push the pole toward the back of the ski to move backward the hooking pins.

How to quit the alpin ski mode of the Meidjo Alpin Heel

1 - Fitting in telemark

This step is detailed in the question "How to fit Meidjo in telemark mode? "

2 - Fitting the alpine heel

Now that you’re in the telemark mode, lift the heel of your shoe (1) so that you can move the hooking pins forward with your pole. To do so, place the tip of your pole in the small circle (2) and push the side of the tip against the hooking pins toward the ski tip (3). Push your heel downward to fit (4).

How to fit the Meidjo Alpin Heel

How to fit the Meidjo Alpin Heel

How to fit the Meidjo Alpin Heel
How to fit the Meidjo Alpin Heel
How to fit the Meidjo Alpin Heel
How to fit the Meidjo Alpin Heel

3 - Return to Telemark

To return to Telemark, you need to move backward the hooking pins by placing the tip of your pole inside the hooking pins (1), pressing the tip of the pole against the blocking spring (2) and pushing toward the end of the ski (3).

Quit the Meidjo alpin heel and continue in telemark mode

Once the hooking pins are in the backward position, your heel is free and you can Telemark. The unfitting of the binding is detailed in the MEIDJO user guide.

How to switch from touring to telemark mode?

To return to telemark mode, you have to unlock the springbox and unlock the lowtech.

  1. To unlock the springbox you have to press onto the touring hook lever (1)
  2. Unlock the lowtech for your safety (2)
Unlock the lowtech for your safety

To unlock the springbox you have to press onto the touring hook lever
Unlock the lowtech for your safety
To unlock the springbox you have to press onto the touring hook lever
How to step-out with Meidjo?

Use your pole to press onto the front lever and reduce pressure onto the toes by rising up the front of the shoe – the jaws will open automatically.

How to step-out with Meidjo

PRODUCTS TESTS

Can I test Meidjo bindings?

Two possibilities for testing bindings:

PURCHASE

Where can I find the spare parts?

All spare parts are available on our online-shop

You can also get closer to one of our dealers.

Where can i find spare parts for meidjo 2.0?

You can buy spare parts for the Meidjo 2.0 on our eboutique : https://www.the-m-equipment.com/en/online-shop

Where can I find spare parts for Meidjo 1.0?

On our shop you can find a part of Meidjo 2 parts compatible with Meidjo 1:

  • ski-brakes
  • crampon interface
  • ResQski
  • touring lock
  • red knob
  • red bar
  • anti-ice
  • touring plate
  • flextor
  • heel set
  • alpine heel
  • small spring

To order parts that are not available for your Meidjo, please send us a request to this form with the part you want and we will send you a quote.

MAINTENANCE

Which precautions should I take before each excursion?

It’s necessary to follow the usual recommendations to the practice of this sport and to ski always under control, in function of your capacities and your physical condition, never overestimate your skill. Make enquiries as to the blanket of snow conditions, meteorological conditions and risks of avalanche. Respect the instructions and signals of danger in the zone in which you ski.

Observe warnings and cautions in the area in which you operate.

Don’t tour or telemark if you feel tired or in poor physical condition. You can contact us for any advices:

How do I maintain my bindings?

Your Meidjo bindings come ready to ski and should provide years of performance with minimal maintenance. Salt from roads, dirt and grime all work against the life of a binding. Rinse only with freshwater, if required. Keep solvents and chemicals away from your bindings and skis—they can damage plastics and metal components. If you have any problem please bring your bindings to a THE M Equipment dealer for service or contact us.

How to store my equipment?

To ensure the durability of your The M equipment produts, we advise you to take care of it as much as possible.

LWhen not in use, store the binding in a clean, dry place, put down the springbox and put the low-tech in the closed position to avoid tensioning the springs (see pictures below).

Put down the spring box when you store your Meidjo binding
Put the low-tech in the closed postion when you store your Meidjo
Put down the spring box when you store your Meidjo binding


Put the low-tech in the closed postion when you store your Meidjo

When you store or transport it, protect it from bumps or bubble wrap, for example.

Moreover, protect your bindings from exterior aggressions (shocks, dust, salt,...)

In addition, check your bindings regularly and check their correct functioning before each sortie. Make sure there is no foreign body in the mechanism. Any foreign body of the binding could case problems in the release.

In case of doubt, wear or corrosion, please have your bindings verified by a store registered with The M Equipment. Have your material controlled by a specialized retailer at least once a year, and at the beginning of every season, your whole equipment: skis/shoes/bindings (general state and adjustment of release values).

AFTER PURCHASE

I have a problem with my purchased products, what should I do?

If you encounter a problem with The M equipment products and, please contact the store where you purchased your equipment.

If this is not possible, please send us a copy of your invoice, photos of the parts concerned and an explanation via our contact form.

THE PROS

I am a store and wish to distribute the products The M equipment, how do I proceed?

Simply fill out this contact form and we will send you the catalog, prices and the document to open your account.

I am a professional : guide, ski instructor ... how can I get a discount on my order?

The M equipment offers a discount to all mountain professionals wherever they are located. To benefit from this discount , please send a copy of your professional card and your contact information via this form.

Following this, we will send you the procedure to be followed to benefit from it.

I’m an athlete and I would like to be an ambassador for The M equipment, what should I do?

We are looking for ambassadors all over the world who will have the chance to ride with our products. In return, the ambassadors commit themselves to communicate on the brand and to make returns on the products. To study your request, please send us a request with your biography, photos of your telemark runs, your interest in our products... via this form

GUARANTEES

What are the guarantees?

We warrant for one year from purchase date and only to the original retail buyer (Buyer) that our products (Products) are free from defects in material and workmanship. If Buyer discovers a covered defect, Buyer should return the Product to the place of purchase. In the event that this is not possible, return the Product to us at the address provided. The Product will be repaired or replaced at our discretion. That is the extent of our liability under this Warranty and, upon expiration of the applicable warranty period, all such liability shall terminate. We reserve the right to require proof of purchase for all warranty claims. You have be registered onto THE M Equipment Website : www.the-m-equipment.com

Warranty Exclusions:

We do not warranty Products against normal wear and tear (such as ski edge cuts and abrasions, outsole wear, etc.), unauthorized modifications or alterations, improper use, improper maintenance, accident, misuse, negligence, damage, or if the Product is used for a purpose for which it was not designed. This Warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. Except for expressly stated in this Warranty, we shall not be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, or other types of damages arising out of, or resulting from the use of Product. This Warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose (some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or allow limitations on the duration of an implied warranty, so the above exclusions may not apply to you). The guarantee doesn't cover in any case the costs of immobilization, accommodation, transport, loss of business, etc...

OTHER REQUESTS

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