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Delivers the comfort, response, and feel you need to dominate every aspect of the mountain.

The Cartel EST Snowboard Binding upgrades Burton's all-mountain freestyle workhorse with EST technology for improved cushioning and board feel. With flexible padding under your boot instead of a rigid baseplate, you'll feel your Channel board flex more evenly and cringe less at flat landings.
  • EST technology works exclusively with Burton's Channel system to improve natural board flex
  • Tool-free adjustable Canted Living Hinge highbacks mirror your natural stance for better heelside power transfer
  • SensoryBed baseplate padding with B3 Gel heel cushioning absorb impacts from flat landings or choppy snow
  • Gettagrip Capstrap features sticky rubber to lock down your boot with less pressure

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4 5


comfy,light,and tweakable,is there more to know?

5 5

Great Bindings!

Great bindings from Burton. I ride them on a 2011 K2 Turbo Dream and they are amazing. These bindings are very comfortable and responsive but not too stiff. They work well for my all mountain setup and hold up to anything and everything I have thrown at them.

Great Bindings!
4 5

Cartels are Time proven

I bought my First Cartel bindings about 4 years ago and have them on my lender board. They get beat up a lot but still work as good as the first day. The new EST cartels seem to be built with the same great quality so far. The straps are super comfy and they are pretty light weight. Highly recommended.

5 5

Awesome binding!

Well I was able to go to Wolf Creek Colorado for a week in march on a '10 Burton Custom with the ICS system and I could not of been happier with my set up. I sold alot of my old gear and bought new boots, board and bindings. I had read a few reviews saying that it took some time getting used to the feeling of the ICS system but it didn't seem to be a prob for me at all. It's not that much of a switch, any real boarder out there shouldn't either. These bindings feel amazing, best i'v ever rode for sure. The main thing I noticed with this set up is how light it is. My Burton Twin thats 2 cin. shorter with C60 bindings wieghts alot more. It was perfect for Wolf Creek, there is alot of hiking you have to do there. It dumped the whole time I was there so I got in four good epic pow days and having a lighter board really paid off. Thanks Dogfunk!

5 5

Burton Cartel EST

The cartel provides excellent response, great cushioning and I like the new highbacks much better than old ones. Also the new toe caps are dope and have a better fit than previously.

5 5

Best Cartels yet.

Everything bad i had heard about the new Cartel bindings was BS! These things are solid, I had read some reviews about the new highback being cheap feeling and felt they would break easy. They look and feel alot stronger than my older pair (09) cartels. I almost bought the Malavta est bindings, even had them reserved. But as I took a closer look at the Cartels I noticed they have changed. Where the anklestrap screws on the baseplate there used to be a ugly srip of plastic that feels glued on that has started to peel away on my old pair. If you look at the Malavita's, they still have it. The Cartels are now just one solid baseplate. I won't ride anything else but Burton from now on, there warranty is unmatched for sure.

5 5


I've had a hard time migrating to the cap toe bindings over the past 3 years. This is because all of the Burton binding I had tried in the past did not hold my boot in properly -- my toe would pop out when getting totally insane on the mountain. But, FINALLY, these bindings with the newer, better, toe cap holds me in nice and tight with no problems. Thanks Burton for finally creating the perfect binding.

so im kind of a begginer park rider buut...

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so im kind of a begginer park rider buut love it more than anything but i was wondering if park riding would go better with stiffer of more soft bindings with a board like the whammy or something?

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It really is up to the rider. I personally like Softer bindings, but the Cartel is the best selling binding that Burton makes. People love this binding. The binding is great but it is on the stiffer side.

5 5

All Mtn Goodness

I love the way the bindings adjusted—super easy to get your stance just where you want it, with easy-to-follow markings and only two screws (sweet). These were a great compliment to the Custom X board, they are stiff and super sick bindings for all mtn riding!

3 5

Solid Bindings

After having ridden Union Forces and a handful of other Burton bindings, I can see why the Cartels are so popular. They're pretty light, straps are comfy, and the buckles slide well. My only concern on these bindings is the build quality. After only two days of hard riding, they're already showing signs of wear. Paint is beginning to chip around the heel cup (I'm riding the grey/blue colorway) and the foam on the highback where my boot rests against is already fraying. I wouldn't mind sacrificing a little bit of weight if it meant these bindings were more durable.

Response on these, I think Burton is stretching it with a rating of 7 out of 10. I'm riding these with a pair of 32 Tm Twos size 10 and the bindings feel like they're not even there, and I mean that in a good way, but not in a 7/10 way.

I'd give it 3.5 stars. if it weren't for the flimsy build quality and ridiculous price tag (I don't care if it's EST) it would get a solid 4 or even 5 stars.

What is the difference from the restricted...

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What is the difference from the restricted cartels and these?

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Nothing, just the color. The Restricted color way is black fad to white. The cartel is awesome, it is one of the most ridden bindings out there.

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Wrong, if you look at the ankel strap on the restricted cartel's they are kinda like the malivita(think I spelled that right), straps. They are wider in the ends for easy presses and butters.

5 5

damn good

just rode these for the first time two days in a row and was pretty impressed. super soft shock absorbtion on landings and good response in and out of the park. the EST system is sweet cuz you can change your binding stance if needed right on the mountain as long as you got like a mini phillips (which i snagged from a skate tool). but be weary of the screws if you tighten em like a little bitch that shit'll slowly move on ya. overall an excellent buy though

Im debating between Cartels est or restricted...

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Im debating between Cartels est or restricted malavitas est
i just got the easy livin flying v and nike kaiju
im going to be getting agressive in the park this year but i still want a nice binding for the rest of the mountain especially POW!

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Either binding is a great choice. Both bindings are comfortable and responsive, the Cartels are a bit more stiff but only by a bit. You can't go wrong. I would say run the Cartel, you will not be disappointed.

4 5

One Stop Shop

I have really enjoyed my Cartels. They are one of Burton's tried and true bindings. Mid flex, comfy footbed, and pretty plush but minimalist straps as well with no pressure points. You CAN find more comfortable straps but they are usually 5lb pillows. Board feel is pretty amazing because you do not have anything underfoot except the foam footbed. No plastic or metal discs, baseplates, or anything really. Just your boot, the foam with gel absorbing toe and heel sections, then the board. Combined with limitless stance settings for these EST verions and its magic.I always love Burton's ratchets, they run smooth and last for quite a while. I usually strip my straps before the ratchet teeth and I crank the holy crap out of my bindings. Replacement straps are $5 at my local shop.I wear an 8.5 Burton boot and have these in a Medium. All my straps and adjustments are in their middle positions. They could go smaller or bigger still.

I heard these bindings run a little small...

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I heard these bindings run a little small and I'm debating whether if I should buy a medium or a large. I wear 9.5 DC Judges and I have a 146 2010 Burton Dominant. My main concern is if I were to buy a large, there would be too much over hang from the binding on the toes. Any suggestions?

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For sure do not get the large, unless your feet are going to grow. Burton bindings run like this M: 8-10 and Large: 10.5+. If you think you'll need new(bigger) boots this year then get the large, if not then get the medium.

5 5

More Pros ride Cartels for a reason!!!

These bindings are amazing!

A nice medium flex, perfect medial lateral feel with a enough drive toe to heel! Really comfy gel straps, gel cushioning in the heel, and an awesome cap strap that NEVER falls down (has a lil' tab that prevents it from doing so even when a boot is not in it)

All color-ways in this are awesome!!!

This is the teams binding of choice and performs in all different conditions.


I was looking at these bindings at my local...

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I was looking at these bindings at my local shop today, im riding a 2010 dominant, I ride a little bit on the rails, a nice few jumps and the rest groomers. think these will pair up well with the dominant?

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