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22/23 Salomon Strive Binding

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Any longer term reviews of the Strive? Trying to decide between the Strive and STH2 during end of season sales.
Other than one of my main concerns with a binding is confidence and I have not lost any skiing with skiing either the Strive 14 or the Strive 13 demo. I do have a few skis in our test fleet that have a Sth2 13 and no issues there either. As far as back to back, I admittedly haven't done that test so I cannot compare the lowwer CG of the Strive to the Sth2 directly. If you can pick some Sth2's up on blow out/close out, I would do so.
 

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Hello, does anyone know the equivalent binding mount pattern for the strive demo 13?
 

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Hey all - I have a montero AX that came predrilled with a D20 pattern. Would I be able to mount strive 14 bindings without having the predrilled holes sealed? I’m looking for bindings that can be mounted without having to drill new holes.
 
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Hey all - I have a montero AX that came predrilled with a D20 pattern. Would I be able to mount strive 14 bindings without having the predrilled holes sealed? I’m looking for bindings that can be mounted without having to drill new holes.
They are a different pattern, my suggestion is that if the skis are predrilled for the Strive demo, just put that on.
 

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It turns out that the Strive 13 demo is a hybrid. The heel piece is the Warden 11 demo template and the toe piece is the salomon rent template.
The difference is that the Warden 13 demo has 82mm between screws and then 111mm to the centre line and the Salomon rental toe is 75mm between screws and then 118mm to the centre line.
In other words, the rear pair of toe binding screws are 7mm further forward on the strive compared to the Warden 11 demo.
 

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sorry if this has been covered before...if i have retail warden 13 mnc mounted, will any of the strive models use the same holes?
 
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sorry if this has been covered before...if i have retail warden 13 mnc mounted, will any of the strive models use the same holes?
The Strive 16 does. Well, you can get a Strive 12, 13, or 16 and leave the heels and jsut swap the toes too. But that would not be recommended by the brand ;)
 

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The Strive 16 does. Well, you can get a Strive 12, 13, or 16 and leave the heels and jsut swap the toes too. But that would not be recommended by the brand ;)
thanks! that is what i was thinking...has anyone tried swapping out the toes for the lower rated strives? i do not need a 16 din but definitely prefer the warden/sth heel.
 

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It turns out that the Strive 13 demo is a hybrid. The heel piece is the Warden 11 demo template and the toe piece is the salomon rent template.
The difference is that the Warden 13 demo has 82mm between screws and then 111mm to the centre line and the Salomon rental toe is 75mm between screws and then 118mm to the centre line.
In other words, the rear pair of toe binding screws are 7mm further forward on the strive compared to the Warden 11 demo.

Any idea if the demo tracks/rails are the same for the Strive 13 demo as the Warden 11 demo and one can simply slide the Strive 13 toes (and heels) onto the Warden 11 demo tracks?

If not, anyone know if the Strive 11 demo tracks the same as the Warden 11 demo?
 

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I am mounting a Strive Demo 13 at home today. I have mounted regular Strive 14's with Warden 11 templates.

If you don't have a jig you don't need a paper template for the demos IMO. The tracks are easy to use as the template (and I think more accurate anyway) for pre-drilling once you work our your front and rear position. I did a mock up on some wood to work this out and as I am doing a re-mount to avoid the old holes.

The demo rear-heal track holes/pattern is identical to the retail rear track holes/pattern. The brakes are identical as is everything between the rear demo 13 v. retail 14 rear. Only difference is the worm drive as the demo has the flick switch/set and the 14 a screw. You can slide the demo rear on the retail track and vice versus - of course it can't be set as the worm drives are different.

The front-toe demo track holes are very different to the retail.

Some of what I have written is likely said in other places - I just thought I'd share my experience.
 

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Does anyone know where to buy additional mounting plates for the demo bindings?

I'm thinking about using this as an alternative to Quiver Killers, for travelling with multiple pairs of skis. Makes packing easier and reduces overall weight for international air travel.
 

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