Sets a new standard in response and cushioning.
Stuffed to the gills with top-notch tech, the Burton Cartel EST Snowboard Binding remains a perennial favorite of freestyle and all-mountain riders across the globe, thanks to its go-anywhere capability, unlimited stance options, and dynamically flexing baseplate design. The binding's Canted Living Hinge, Zero-Lean Hi Back offers a progressive park stance right out of the box, allowing riders to rock zero forward lean for jibbing and destroying freestyle features. Of course, this binding offers the ability to dial-in their forward lean with its DialFlad adjustment, should you want to lap the pipe or carve down the mountain at scary-fast speeds.
Designed around Burton's Channel mounting system, the Cartel EST only works with Channel boards, allowing you to fine tune your stance with nearly unlimited options, ensuring you find a proper stance width, but also allowing you to set-back your bindings with minimal hassle, should powder dump from the heavens. Its Dual-Component EST baseplate is softer on the medial (instep) side than the lateral (outer) side, allowing for natural canting. Additionally, the binding's baseplate padding features B3 gel cushioning to absorb big hits from jumps and flat landings.
Utilizing Burton's 'The Hinge,' the Cartel EST flexes dynamically with your leg, adding lateral roll when you're boosting ollies and tweaking tricks off jumps. Its super-cush Reactstrap and boot-gripping Gettagrip Capstrap keep you nice and comfortable from first chair 'till last call, eliminating pressure points with their 3D shaping.
- Canted Living Hinge, Zero-Lean Hi-Back
- DialFlad adjustable forward lean
- Dual-Component EST baseplate with The Hinge (short-glass/nylon composite)
- Removable AutoCant SensoryBed with B3 gel cushioning
- Reactstrap with Flex Slider
- Gettagrip Capstrap
- Dual-component Smooth Glide buckles
- Mounts exclusively to Burton Channel boards
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Stiffer than previous seasons
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This years model has more short-glass than previous years. The result is stiffer base plate. This helps separate the cartel from the mission even more. It is now nicely spaced between the Diode and the Mission. The Est Model is clearly heavier than the re-flex but also seems that much beefer. I really like the flex straps. The keep the ankle strap out of the way. Obviously, the EST makes almost any stance you want possible. I have these on my 159 Flight Attendant.
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EST or you're a dinosaur
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Every time I get a new hard gear I'm always amazed at how improved the technology is since my last set up, and these Cartels are no acceptation. This is my first EST binding and I'm in love. The freedom and ease you have in deciding your stance is unmatched. I was riding at a local resort and about 10 inches of snow fell throughout the day. I started the day riding twin tips and gradually stanched back as the powder fell. Never once did I have to take my bindings off, just a quick twist of a screwdriver and I was on my way. I'm a bit of a Burton fan boy so my advice is to pair these puppies with a board burton suggest on their website. I've ridden them on my Custom and my Fish and it feels like a match made in heaven. I’ll continue with more shameless free promotion for Burton when I suggest getting some post 2012 Burton boots. They've got this technology that makes the tip of the boots fit into the EST binding like an f-in glove. Before I rode with EST tech my foot/leg would be constantly sore while I did laps…whether it was my toe straps or my leg dangling off the chair lift it seemed no matter what I would be in some sort of discomfort. EST solved that problem real quick. If your still stuck in the stance dialing puck age, it’s time to move on!