22/23 Salomon Strive Binding

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There's something Sisyphean about that name for a binding.

"As they speed through the finish, the flags go down
The fans get up and they get out of town
The arena is empty except for one man
Still driving and striving as fast as he can
The sun has gone down and the moon has come up
And long ago somebody left with the cup
But he's driving and striving and hugging the turns
And thinking of someone for whom he still burns"
 

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They look like parts from a space ship.. Very cool!
 

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There's something Sisyphean about that name for a binding.

"As they speed through the finish, the flags go down
The fans get up and they get out of town
The arena is empty except for one man
Still driving and striving as fast as he can
The sun has gone down and the moon has come up
And long ago somebody left with the cup
But he's driving and striving and hugging the turns
And thinking of someone for whom he still burns"
You can have your Cake and eat it too!
 
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300 grams down from Wardens, is that correct? :geek: :geek:

Not a big fan of how the Wardens look, although love their performance and on the other hand-love the look of the STH2.

So quite naturally-quite like the Strive.
 

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How do these improve on current Salomon bindings, other than simply looking nicer ?
 

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How do these improve on current Salomon bindings, other than simply looking nicer ?
Other 13-16 DIN bindings in the catalog require manual adjustment between ISO 5355 and GripWalk. The new Strive automatically accepts both ISO 5355 & GripWalk - no toe height adjustment.

Skis just as well (IMO) as the STH2 WTR, better than STH2 MNC.

The only thing the binding doesn't do is accept ISO 9523 Touring Norm soles (like a Warden-STH2-Shift MNC).
 

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Other 13-16 DIN bindings in the catalog require manual adjustment between ISO 5355 and GripWalk. The new Strive automatically accepts both ISO 5355 & GripWalk - no toe height adjustment.

Skis just as well (IMO) as the STH2 WTR, better than STH2 MNC.

The only thing the binding doesn't do is accept ISO 9523 Touring Norm soles (like a Warden-STH2-Shift MNC).

5355 and GW with no adjustment between them?! Does that change ramp angle? Trying to sort out how this works--does something need to move like other bindings, i.e. the top of the toe lug or the AFD?
 

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5355 and GW with no adjustment between them?! Does that change ramp angle? Trying to sort out how this works--does something need to move like other bindings, i.e. the top of the toe lug or the AFD?
It's like every other "GripWalk" labeled binding on the market in this regard, and THIS is why GripWalk has become the go-to in bindings. The way the binding toe AFD is shaped and the way the GripWalk boot toe is shaped is what allows this to happen. Nothing about the binding adjusts or moves to accommodate a 5355 sole or a GripWalk sole.
 
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5355 and GW with no adjustment between them?! Does that change ramp angle? Trying to sort out how this works--does something need to move like other bindings, i.e. the top of the toe lug or the AFD?
No. No. No.
 

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Sounds good.
Not sure I buy the weight statements if you’re not spinning. People really are complaining about the weight of a Pivot 15/18? It’s what, 1245gm x 2?

Sth2 13 - 1145gm
Sth2 16 - 1222gm

So 60% those for the Strive would put them at
about 690 and 735gms

That type of extreme weight difference could matter.
 
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