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06-10-2012, 11:34 AM #1
Anyone have the Salomon STH 16 bindings??? opinion???
I found a couple deals on these bindings, & curious on anyone's opinion on them. I tried to do a search but found way to much information to filter through right now. I am a FKS/P18 fan, I know what the basic difference in them are, I'm curious about what the STH 16 durability is.Always charging it in honor of Flyin' Ryan Hawks.
06-10-2012, 11:38 AM #2
In my experience, they are bomber. The "Maytag" of big bindings. Kinda heavy, but whatever...
Lightweight bindings (especially Salomon "titaniums") are NOT to be trusted!Leave No Turn Unstoned!
06-10-2012, 01:23 PM #3
I have not had Salomon in years, they are not the STH 16s with steel exterior, but have plastic exterior but interior steel housing. I found two sets up for grabs at super duper killer & killer price, I just have had the STH binders before, the las Salomon I had were S900s (when they were still in production), that shows how old I am.Always charging it in honor of Flyin' Ryan Hawks.
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06-10-2012, 10:17 PM #5Registered User
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I've been skiing the sth 16 since they first came out. For me they have been every bit as reliable as the 916s just in a lighter weight version. I do ski for Salomon, but I'm definitely not alone when I say they are extremely solid bindings. I have not seen one of them break in the 9 years that I've been skiing on them.
06-10-2012, 10:41 PM #6
Any issues on STH 16s with toe wing screws stripping out? I've had that with other plastic Salomons in the past, which is why I keep using the metal 916s. But I'm wondering if they've found a way to resolve it on the STH 16.
06-11-2012, 06:17 AM #7Registered User
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I have never had that problem. I've heard of people saying that they have heard the wings screws have loosened, but I never experienced that either. I'd be very surprised to find a pair where the wing screws actually strip.
06-11-2012, 07:22 AM #8
Good binding. Get 'em.Click. Point. Chute.
06-11-2012, 02:04 PM #9
Solid bindings. Proven design. Great compromise between weight/durability/price.
06-12-2012, 02:18 PM #10
I own a pair of STH16s and many pairs of 916s. The STH16s have the flat AFD versus the Spheric-style AFD on the 916s. I have no complaints about my STH16s.It doesn't matter if you're a king or a little street sweeper...
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06-13-2012, 09:21 AM #11
i went back and forth between turntables and the classic solly design for a few years. now i'm a solly convert. i love the angle, the confident snap when you step in, the sth 16 i had on my wrens this year are amazing. i also have an old pair of 14 din equipes that are equally amazing.... won't buy anything else in the future.
like someone said, perfect combo of bomberness and weight.... plenty of the big guns were using them in the 3 or so years before the new solly all metals came out, no?Do I detect a lot of anger flowing around this place? Kind of like a pubescent volatility, some angst, a lot of I'm-sixteen-and-angry-at-my-father syndrome?
fuck that noise.
06-13-2012, 09:46 AM #12
STH16s are the main binding I've skied on for the past five years. Bomber and not too heavy. Never had an issue with damage or prerelease. Get em!