How to step-in Meidjo in alpine mode (option alpine heel)?

Last update on September 18, 2020

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.