It depends on the binding. I really don't think people should judge the binding by the top number. When people think of STH 16, they should think 9-16, not just 16, and when people think of Jester, they should think of 6-16. The difference between the Jester and STH 16 is that the middle of the STH 16 is 12-13 while the middle of the Jester is 11-12. With that said, I think OP could ride the Jester, but not the STH 16. He should go for the FKS 140 or STH 14 Driver instead.