Hey guys, need some binding help. I know the STH16 is probrably too extreme for me but I just want a binding that would last me a while, and well the lowest din is set at 9 so I was curious.
Im 6ft 145lbs [possibly a little more by next season]
Skier type 3
327mm bsl boot
Would be used for park, 65% jumps 35% rails boxs
dont know what other info you would need but yea i hear all these people say crap about sth 12 / 14 i dont know if they are crappy or how hard u ride etc but just heard super good on the 16s and was looking for some bindings.
if you need ot know anything else let me know, thanks.
absolutely not. way to much of a binding for you. unless your boot has like a 100mm sole, you need a lower din binding. I am 5'11", 147lb, 326 mm sole, type 3 and I ride at a 6, which is recommended and I have no problems. could probably go up to a 7 seeing that I grew over the past year. Your shop will laugh at you and tell you to buy lower din bindings, even though shop techs don't like anything that someone else wants. Unless you are a hardcore skier, you probably do not need a 16 din binding. get a 14 if you really want more durability
freestyelogan - "exactly there more sturdable so id defenetly going to recomend them"
i'm 5'11" 150 lbs, type 3 skier, 314 mm bootsole. the DIN chart places me at like a 7, i normally ski at 10 or 11. i own both Jesters and STH16s, and i'll be buying STH16s from now on. they're an awesome binding. they're not as lightweight as some other bindings, but if you're looking for a 16 DIN binding, you're most likely not concerned about weight.
haha this is turning into a little binding conversation. i would use either the STH14s or STH16s. i've used the entire series as well as tried out the Z series, and the STH12 reminds me a lot of the Z series. while they're not terrible bindings, they are terrible park bindings. and as far as the difference between the 14 and the 16, i love the driver toe, so i'll always go with the 16. i've never even seen a 14 driver in person, but apparently they're much more prevalent over seas.