A new standard.
From sending big drops in no-fall zones to stomping big landings in the park, the Salomon STH2 WTR 16 Ski Binding keeps you welded to your skis when a pre-release would be disastrous. Salomon's legendary 3D driver toe piece enables multi-directional release options, while the +elastic travel feature keeps you in until you need to come out. An oversized platform and low-profile chassis ensures maximum lateral power transmission. WTR technology allows the binding to be quickly adjusted to accommodate WTR boot soles and standard alpine boots. Variable positioning and a heel flex interface provide a customized fit, and it allows the ski maintain its natural flex for reliable performance on big, committing terrain.
- A freeski binding built for going big in huge terrain
- 7-16 DIN ranged accommodates expert skiers
- Patented 3D driver toe enables multi-directional release
- WTR technology accommodates WTR and alpine boots
- Superior elastic travel ensures a smoother ride
- Oversized platform ensures maximum lateral power transmission
- Item #SAL00U6
- Q & A
One of the best
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've used a ton of alpine bindings and nowadays most bindings are starting to hone in close together from a basic technological standpoint. However, I do find how Salomon makes how they did their Driver binding into what it is today with the STH2 WTR 16 Ski Binding that it works best for what I do. I am mostly a big mountain charger where I use a fair amount of angles and strength due to my race background and I find that I don't have any issues with the release whether it is coming off prematurely or not at all. The wider binding platform is smart as most all mountain skis are starting to get wider in the waist so that you lose less power transfer with this binding. The WTR function hasn't been tested personally very much yet but I do find that the AFD plate has a ton of movement so it should fit a fair amount of rockered soles. The only complaints I have are that the ramp angle is slated a bit forward so you need to take that into account with your boot angle and where you mount on the ski as there is a propensity to get too far forward on the ski from a setup perspective. Also, I like having a 16 DIN max but it isn't for everyone, please make sure your personal DIN setting falls into the middle of the range so that you ride the binding in the safest way possible.
Hi, I'm deciding between the STH2 13 and 16. I'm wondering if it's worth spending the extra 70 bucks for higher DIN and what seems like a beefier binding. I'm 29 years old and have been skiing for 27 years. I'm 188 cm tall, 82 kg, and I have a 325 mm sole length on my Salomon Quest Max 130s. I'm currently riding on Armada Invictus 95s (185 cm) with Tyrolia Attack 13s, DIN set at 9. I ski pretty hard and my skis generally take a beating. I like to spend most of my time off the trail and sometimes hike to backcountry. I'm purchasing the new Blizzard Gunsmokes, 193 cm, so I'm going wider and a bit taller.