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- Living Hinge Team Skyback II Highback eliminates excess hardware and weight and allows you to adjust your forward lean for ultimate control
- Cored Ultrastrap Air ankle strap minimizes bulk while providing excellent hold
- Ultra Capstrap toe strap rides over your foot or toe for control and comfort
- Removable Sensory Bed II Cushioning System offers a full coverage platform to minimize fatigue and maximize comfort
- B3 Gel Heel Cushioning adds even more padding for huge stomps
- Single-Component 30% Short-Glass/nylon composite baseplate gives you extra power and response without sacrificing mobility
- Rides exclusively with boards featuring the Channel
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Rocking these on my 157 Burton Twin, the EST is ware its at no question, love them!
I smashed the pow with my new PURPs this season combined with my new Burton Joystick. Great combo super fast and super responsive
these are definitely winners. i got the white set for my '10 Joystick. definitely bang for buck EST bindings right here
Not a park binding, PERFECT
I have these paired with my Custom X Wide and I can't show in words my love for the set up. First off, these bindings are NOT A FREESTYLE BINDING. A lot of people in the past couple of years have been thinking the Cartel is a freestyle binding since there are some pros using it. Pros are using it as a pipe/kicker binding, which it works great as, it's terrible for jibs. It's extremely stiff, one of Burton's stiffest bindings which makes it perfect for my freeride oriented style. Extremely responsive and lightweight.
The straps are easy on and easy off, Burton's ratchet system is hands down the best in the business. The ultra capstrap is perfect for whether you want it over the foot or over your toe. Extremely comfortable cushioning in the footbed and the high back is huge giving it some extra response and control at higher speeds.
I love this binding, it's perfect for what it's meant to be. A stiff, freeride binding.
Installed them on my Custom X board and it was a snap. Plenty of adjustments to make them comfy. Love em!
Is there some kind of adaptor, so I can...
Is there some kind of adaptor, so I can use EST bindings with a 4x4 board? I would love to have the option to switch between boards with the channel and boards with regular 4x4 insert pattern.
Nope, you are out of luck... Try looking for the forum Shaka binding... It will give you a feel as close to EST as you can get on a non-channel board. If you really want my opinion... find a channel board. The board flex and feel will blow your mind. you will become a better snowboarder!
There is definitely such a thing. It should come with the binding as long as you ask the people who sold it to you. Using the adaptor really defeats the benefits of an EST, but if you're planning on interchanging these bindings on a different board other than your Burton channel that sounds like a good plan too.
Great Binder If You Are Stuck With Channel
If the board that you are in love with is a Burton and you are stuck with the Chanel system, these bindings will be great for you.I have used many Burton bindings, and these are my favorite so far. They are fairly sturdy although they are about 95% plastic. The straps are pretty comfortable, and the ratchet system is solid. That having been said, I would MUCH rather be throwing down on a pair of Unions or even Forums instead of these.The Chanel system is a great idea, but you have to tighten the hell out of the bolts and even still they seem to move around on me from time to time. Ill look at my feet and my back foot will be at positive 5 degrees, and I think, "what the heck happened!?" Also, the strap fabric has started to come apart a little bit on me after only 6 days on the bindings, but some initial wear marks should be expected, I just hope they don't continue to come apart.Overall the flex is a little stiffer than my Union Forces, but is a good medium all mountain flex for me. I have these paired with my Easy Livin Flying V and they compliment each other nicely. My size 8.5 boots fit perfectly in the Mediums. Also, the white color look sweet, but the white suede fabric on the ankle strap gets dirty and turns tan/brown very quickly! They are my favorite and completely functional binders if you are stuck with Burton's Channel system, but if you can get out of it, look elsewhere for better function and durability.
3 Months Later... My left toe strap ratchet fell off at the lift once...literally just popped off (thank heavens I found it chilling right there after riding back) and a few weeks later, the spring in the same ratchet is sprung, so it still works to tighten the toe strap, but is constantly stuck at an open position and looks retarded. Also, the white plastic turns yellow if you leave the board exposed to the sun on your rack for more than a day. BUT I have changed my opinion about the channel system. Once you get it tightened down right, the channel is the shiznit! Super easy for switching stances for friends to ride your board, or swapping bindings between your boards. Also, GREAT board feel.
These were good bindings however I did not like the ratchets. When it came time to really crank them down lots of strange cracking noises came out of these things...
they are good binding but i would not reccomend them for park they are extremely stiff compared to other park bindings
if i wear a size 10 boot do i need to get...
if i wear a size 10 boot do i need to get a medium or a large binding? its boarderline and my foot isnt gonna grow anymore so i was thinking medium?
I have the 2008/2009 Cartels (size Large) and a size 11 ThirtyTwo boot. I have the toe strap set at almost the tightest possible setting, and I have to really crank it tight to keep myself in.
I *think* you'd probably be good with the Medium, especially if you don't think your foot is going to get any bigger.
(When in doubt, take your boots to the store & try stepping in to different sized bindings.)
I would say medium, but sometimes it depends on the boots too. I wear a 10.5 size boot and have the Cartels in large. With my Burton SLX boots, I have the straps set pretty small and still have to ratchet down as tight as I can to get a snug fit. On the other hand, my older Sims boots fit quite well.
These bindings keep it real comfy flex but are still stiff enough there just an all around good binding
r the ESTs worth buying, or should i just...
r the ESTs worth buying, or should i just go with the regular cartels
If you have a ICS channel board they are worth it, if not no reason to get the EST's.
Does the Burton Cartel ESTs come with the...
Does the Burton Cartel ESTs come with the hardware you need to mount them to your board or does the EST board come with the hardware?
The board comes with the parts you need.
If by hardware you mean the screws, I think they come with the bindings as well, the part that goes in the channel is on the board.
There is no mounting hardware included in the binding box. I promise. I just bought a pair. It is all with the board. Replacement screws can probably be found at your local shop as well. Mine sells them for $1 per screw.