Lock and load.
- 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
Terms And Conditions
This Usage Agreement (the "Agreement") governs your conduct while using various services on the web site Dogfunk.com and its affiliate web sites (collectively, the "Site"). All references to "we," "us," and "our" shall mean Dogfunk.com and all references to "you" and "your" shall mean the user of the Site and Site Services. This Agreement applies to various services and activities on the Site as well as to gear review and product ratings (collectively, "Site Services"). Please read this Agreement carefully.
BY ACCESSING, BROWSING, AND USING THE SITE, ANY SITE SERVICES AND OTHER SERVICES THEREIN, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT AND ITS TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATION THEREOF, DO NOT ACCESS, BROWSE OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITE OR SITE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE SUBMISSION OF ANY REVIEWS OR COMMENTS.
Any comments, reviews (including gear reviews and product ratings), posts, feedback, questions, answers, notes, messages, images, video, audio, materials, documents, data, graphics, ideas, suggestions or other communications (collectively, "User Content") you submit on the Site are not private or proprietary. By submitting User Content on or through the Site, you grant, assign and transfer to Dogfunk.com all of your rights, title and interest, including without limitation, all intellectual property rights and moral rights, in and to such User Content. To the extent the preceding assignment and transfer is ineffective, you hereby grant Dogfunk.com an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, adapt, display, publish, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon such User Content, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future.
By submitting such User Content on or through the Site, you are confirming that (a) you are the sole author of the User Content and the User Content originated with you and not copied in whole or in part from any other work; (b) you have obtained all necessary permissions associated with the User Content, including without limitation permissions relating to copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity and/or rights of privacy; (c) the User Content does not contain hate speech or profanity and is not unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, libelous, obscene, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, an invasion of another's privacy, or otherwise in violation of this Agreement; (d) that you are not a minor and have the legal right and capacity to enter into and comply with this Agreement; (e) such User Content does not and will not, in any way, violate or breach any of the terms of this Agreement; and (f) Dogfunk.com shall not in any circumstances be required to pay or incur any sums to any person or entity as a result of its use or exploitation of the User Content.
With respect to your conduct on the Site or while using the Site Services, you agree not to: (a) attempt to disguise the origin of any User Content transmitted to the Site Services whether through the Site or any third party site; (b) act in any manner that negatively affects other users' ability to use the Site and Site Services; (c) impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation, a manufacturer or owner of any product, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (d) interfere with the Site or Site Services, or servers or networks connected to the Site or Site Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Site or Site Services; (e) upload, post, or otherwise transmit any User Content that with respect to the Site Services: (i) is not relevant to the product, service, person or entity being reviewed; (ii) you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (by way of example but not limitation, inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (iii) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or (iv) is unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation.
User Content does not reflect the views of Dogfunk.com, and Dogfunk.com does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, integrity, quality or reliability of any User Content, nor does Dogfunk.com endorse or support any opinions expressed in any User Content. In no event shall Dogfunk.com have or be construed to have any responsibility or liability for or in connection with any User Content, Any gear reviews and/or product ratings submitted on the Site, if displayed, are displayed for entertainment and informational purposes only. Under no circumstances will Dogfunk.com be liable in any way for any User Content, including but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any User Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Site or Site Services.
If Dogfunk.com determines, in our sole and absolute discretion, that you or any User Content you submit violates this Agreement, we reserve the right, at any time, without notice and without limiting any and all other rights Dogfunk.com may have under this Agreement, to: (a) refuse to allow you to submit further User Content; (b) remove and delete your User Content; (c) revoke your registration and right to use the User Content Submission Features; and (d) use any technological, legal, operational or other means available to enforce the terms of this Agreement, including, without limitation, blocking specific IP addresses or deactivating your registration, access to the Site and Site Services using your e-mail address, and your user name and password. Without limiting the foregoing, once User Content is submitted to the Site, Dogfunk.com may take any or no action with respect to such User Content, including without limitation, deleting, editing, modifying, rejecting, or refusing to post such User Content, but is under no obligation to offer you the opportunity to edit, delete or otherwise modify User Content once it has been submitted. Dogfunk.com shall have no duty to attribute authorship of User Content to you and shall not be obligated to enforce any form of attribution by third parties.
If, despite the foregoing assignment and transfer of rights in the User Content, it is determined that you retain moral rights (including the rights of attribution or integrity) in the User Content, you hereby declare that: (a) you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the User Content or any derivative works of or upgrades or updates thereto; (b) you have no objection to the publication, use, modification, deletion and exploitation of the User Content by Dogfunk.com or its licensees, successors or assigns; (c) you forever waive and agree not to claim or assert any entitlement to any and all moral rights of an author in any of the User Content; and (d) you forever release Dogfunk.com, and its licensees, successors and assigns from any claims that you could otherwise assert against Dogfunk.com by virtue of any such moral rights.
You are prohibited from violating the security of any system or network compromising the Site or the Site Services, including but not limited to the following: (a) unauthorized access to or use of data, systems, or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or Site Services or to breach security or authentication measures; (b) unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on the Site or of the Site Services; (c) interference with the Site or Site Services including without limitation, any type of flooding technique or deliberate attempt to overload the system such as denial or service attacks; (d) forging of a message header or any part of a message header; or (e) using manual or electronic means to avoid any use or access limitation placed on this Site or the Site Services. Such violations may result in criminal or civil liability.
Dogfunk.com reserves the right to report any activity or persons that Dogfunk.com suspects has violated any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other appropriate third parties (including the disclosure of appropriate subscriber information). Dogfunk.com may also cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies to assist in the investigation and prosecution of any illegal conduct. Indirect or attempted violations of this Agreement and actual or attempted violations thereof by a third party on behalf of any user shall be considered violations of this Agreement by such user.
DOGFUNK.COM DOES NOT ENDORSE THE USER CONTENT, IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USER CONTENT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERSONS WHO MAY USE OR RELY ON SUCH USER CONTENT) FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY USER CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.
Share your thoughts
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
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 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.
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 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 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 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.