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I just received my new Salomon STH2 WTR 13 bindings. I have noticed that the toe is plastic not metal. (I've heard, that driver toe is like made from metal vs. plastic, not sure if that is true)

  • What is the difference between this toe (at STH2) and for example the last year Salomon STH Wide non driver and last year driver? (except the AT boots comparability and rollers)
  • Is ther a big difference between STH2 13 vs STH2 16 or the difference is only the DIN spring?

I am 200 lb male and my current DIN is 8, so I though that there is NO WAY in my life I would need DIN 14 or above....

 

Thank you,

 

Oleg


Edited by Oleg S - 10/11/13 at 1:58pm
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I just received my new Salomon STH2 WTR 13 bindings. I have noticed that the toe is plastic not metal. (I've heard, that driver toe is like made from metal vs. plastic, not sure if that is true)

  • What is the difference between this toe (at STH2) and for example the last year Salomon STH Wide non driver and last year driver? (except the AT boots comparability and rollers)
  • Is ther a big difference between STH2 13 vs STH2 16 or the difference is only the DIN spring?

I am 200 lb male and my current DIN is 8, so I though that there is NO WAY in my life I would need DIN 14 or above....

 

Thank you,

 

Oleg


the only metal driver toe is the STH 16 steel.

 

You're really over thinking this. Mount them, and ski them.

post #33 of 39
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Originally Posted by Oleg S View Post
 

I just received my new Salomon STH2 WTR 13 bindings. I have noticed that the toe is plastic not metal. (I've heard, that driver toe is like made from metal vs. plastic, not sure if that is true)

  • What is the difference between this toe (at STH2) and for example the last year Salomon STH Wide non driver and last year driver? (except the AT boots comparability and rollers)
  • Is ther a big difference between STH2 13 vs STH2 16 or the difference is only the DIN spring?

I am 200 lb male and my current DIN is 8, so I though that there is NO WAY in my life I would need DIN 14 or above....

 

Thank you,

 

Oleg

 

 

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the only metal driver toe is the STH 16 steel.

 

You're really over thinking this. Mount them, and ski them.

Daron Rahlves was skiing the STh2 13 for a good part of last season, I think you will be OK. 

post #34 of 39
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I am sure, my capacity as a skier is well under the capacity of this binding(sth2 13).

I am just wondering if both STH and STH2 13 (driver) made from plastic, what is actually the difference in toe, why the driver is prefer vs non-driver?

 

Thank you,

 

Oleg

post #35 of 39

I'm 160lbs, advanced/expert (III+), mostly in bounds, some trees, some bumps, some pow. Like steeps, cruisers, big gs turns and short tight turns. I'm an old guy (>50). DIN 7/8 (I ask for 8 when I rent)
Looking for bindings for my new pair of Bonafides 2014 model - 180cm, 98mm waist.


After reading this and other threads, candidates I'm considering include Look PX12 and Rossi FKS. Sounds like the FKS might be the better binding, being all alloy. Any comments/opinions/advice on my logic here, in addition to what has already been said in this thread?

 

Thanks. 
 

post #36 of 39
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I'm 160lbs, advanced/expert (III+), mostly in bounds, some trees, some bumps, some pow. Like steeps, cruisers, big gs turns and short tight turns. I'm an old guy (>50). DIN 7/8 (I ask for 8 when I rent)

Looking for bindings for my new pair of Bonafides 2014 model - 180cm, 98mm waist.


After reading this and other threads, candidates I'm considering include Look PX12 and Rossi FKS. Sounds like the FKS might be the better binding, being all alloy. Any comments/opinions/advice on my logic here, in addition to what has already been said in this thread?

Thanks. 

 
fks isn't all metal untl you get to the 180
post #37 of 39
Thread Starter 

if you set to Look/FKS and don't exceed DIN 8, you might get away with FKS 120 vs. FKS 140 (aka Pivot 14). Different color, different spring and about $50+ less.

 

P.S. I don't know any binding which is made in last few years and have made from steel (unless you would to to really high DIN 17+, means binding DIN starts from 8+).

post #38 of 39
Thanks, both. And we like the FKS option better than Look Pivot12, Look PX12, or any Marker options (just realized I forgot to ask about them)?

Honestly my gut says any of these would probably work just fine for me. Problem is with the interwebs any of them are a button click away. Instead of going all out price shopping to save a couple of bucks, I'd prefer to make sure I choose the one that will best meet my needs, as I tend to hang onto my stuff for awhile.
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