Why we chose the Salomon STH2 MNC 16: Safe, powerful, durable
Weight per binding: 1,240g
Release Value: 7 – 16
Brake Sizes: 90, 100, 115 & 130 mm
Heel Adjustment: 28 mm
Price: £275 / €280 / $320
The power transmission, durability and safety of the Salomon STH2 MNC 16 is, quite honestly, second to none. The top of the alpine binding game is certainly a two-horse race between the STH2 and Pivot platforms.
Now, for 2021, Salomon have looked to gain the edge over Look by improving the versatility of this classic ski binding through the incorporation of MNC certification for usability with pretty much every boot sole on the market.
Salomon STH2 MNC 16 Build
Starting at the toe, the STH2 is built around Salomon’s successful 3D Drive Toe system. This system allows the toe to subtly pivot around multiple axis to help smooth out any potential shocks and vibrations when skiing hard at speed. The pivoting 3D Drive Toe gives a smooth release between your boot and the binding in the event of a twisting, and potentially damaging, fall.
As you can see from our studio shots, the wings on the STH2 MNC 16 are elongated at the sides. This is what Salomon calls their XL Wings. These larger wings give the toe piece more to grip onto on the front of your binding for superior power transmission, while also helping to centre your boot for an easy step in, particularly important for when you’re trying to click in fresh snow.