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post #61 of 76

Fair enough.

 

And to clarify, everything I've read suggests that this new generation of Salomons is quite good, and unlike the Z series, I'd be happy to put them on my skis.  But Salomons are rarely significantly discounted, while Tyrolias are.

post #62 of 76
post #63 of 76

Philpug is right.  I do some difficulty trying to reaching down and pulling up on the binding.  I have Look's today - they are hard to snap into when standing, and pulling up on the heel piece is difficult, even when on flat land!    there was one review that said some skiers found it difficult to click into the sth in powder.  I think I'll go for them.   Thanks guys.

post #64 of 76
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Yep, at $137, that's the best advertised price I've seen for the STH2 WTR 13.

 

Compare to the same site's $99 price for the Head GTO 15 and Tyrolia Freeflex Pro 15.

post #65 of 76

I ordered up a set of sth2's.  Looking forward to it, since I've been skiing on a pair of demos with demo bindings for a few years now, which have become unwieldy heavy.

 

Thanks all for the guidance.

post #66 of 76
Wow that is a good price! Been looking for a new binding to put on a helldorado or patron, inbounds resort skiing. Seems like the sth2-13 may be a good fit for that. I typically ski an 8 din, moderately aggressive but nothing crazy. Anybody have a comment on this potential setup?
post #67 of 76

I'm very happy with my STH2 13's I put on both my Steadfasts and Sickles last year.  DIN set to 11 (per III+) and they are rock solid.   No complaints whatsoever.  I pushed them pretty hard and never had a release I didn't want, and they came off the handful of times they needed too because of my stupidity.

post #68 of 76
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Looking for some new bindings and came across your review, video and photos.  These are just great, thanks for doing them; I learned the most important things.   I am looking at closeouts from last season's models as a way of saving some bucks. 

 

 

I've gotten a lot older and don't have the strength, I'm not in near as good a condition as I once was.  I still ski competently in all conditions and alll terrain, but the risky-behavior skiing is all but gone.   I I go pretty full blown on the frontside, but I'm pretty mellow in the slack country.    I've been happy with a DIN setting of 7 for my occasional wipe out.  My biggest difficulty in the woods is getting the boot back in the binding when I'm on uneven (steep tight trees, lots of flex) or in "northeast powder", maybe a couple feet deep, just enough to make clicking back in really difficult

How are these with regard to getting in/out in "non standard". 

 

Are there other comparable bindings I should consider?

 

Thanks!

This video may help you. The basic idea is to get the snow to hold the ski, have the ski in a position where it's easy to get your foot in and still be able to reach the binding if you can't just click in. STeep can be easier than flat, since you will be able to easily reach the binding of the uphill ski--the trick is to get into both skis as the uphill ski.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoiHW0xvxs0

post #69 of 76

Pretty clever.  Better than my method (similar, but not as complete).  I especially like digging the tail back in to setup.   I think however than the tail on my Line Prophet might make it more difficult.

Thanks!

post #70 of 76

Hello guys, Ive got silly question. Do old sth brake arms match with sth2 binding?

post #71 of 76
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Hello guys, Ive got silly question. Do old sth brake arms match with sth2 binding?
Nope. Different.
post #72 of 76

Hi!

 

I am looking into STH2 13 (2014 model, green color) on web with good price.

 

Can someone tell me if new 2015 model (black , yellow) is offering some improvements any kind except color.

 

I am looking for contact form on salamon.com but can not find it?!

 

Thanks!

post #73 of 76
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Hi!

I am looking into STH2 13 (2014 model, green color) on web with good price.

Can someone tell me if new 2015 model (black , yellow) is offering some improvements any kind except color.

I am looking for contact form on salamon.com but can not find it?!

Thanks!
Just a change in color.
post #74 of 76
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Just a change in color.

 

And probably SCARPA Freedom SL boot will fit the binding no problem, right?

post #75 of 76
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Just a change in color.

 

And probably SCARPA Freedom SL boot will fit the binding no problem, right?

With the adjustable toe height it will fit but without a sliding AFD (a la the Warden) it will not function test properly and should not be used together. The STH2 is designed to be used with a DIN sole. 

post #76 of 76
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Originally Posted by Martin Murin View Post
 

Hello guys, Ive got silly question. Do old sth brake arms match with sth2 binding?

 

 

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Nope. Different.


and trying to change the arms in the housing is a real PITA compared to the old ones  :mad.....I made the mistake of trying (the arms are actually the same and it took a lot of time to get them back together.  Much more spring pre-load than the older ones  

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