The Cartel makes the park yours.
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I have the Cartel OLS and it took me awhile to find them, but it was well worth it. According to Burton theyre not on the market but they are wrong, they have great graphics and I was happy with the quality of the binding.
These bindings are so nice, it makes you feel like you have total control over the board on just about any kind of condition. They are worth the money if you dig snowboarding and practically pay for them self. Only thing that caught my attention was that the paint on the inside by the heel area. It was flaking paint, but not enough to freak out about. Over all this is a Fine piece of gear that rocks for dang sure.
These bindings are totally sick. I really love the two strap you can for sure tell a difference when riding with them. Also, another thing is the high back has a great angle on it so you are leaning forward a lot with helps out a lot and you can also adjust degrees on the highback also. The only thing I say about these bindings that Im not to fond of is how to fold down the high back you have to unlock them. But they are awesome enough that I dont really mind that! Totally recommend these bindings for anyone who is into freestyle or park riding!
Not for the weak
I've taken the Cartel out about three times this season now. So far, I love it. It's responsive, light, totally adjustable, and it looks awesome. That being said, it's completely unforgiving and not for the weak. It's designed to be an advanced binding and it's definitely that. I've had some garbage bindings and some Drake F-60's and so far, the Cartel is my favorite.
Great toe strap concept. Awesome control. I have big feet and would like more of a built in gas-pedal but this could be addressed by aftermarket pedals. Great binding.
Best All Around Binding I've Ever Used
I've been riding for about 11 years now. I've gone through about five pairs of bindings. These are by far the best. They are light, comfortable and are mad responsive. I've convinced three of my friends to buy them since I got them two weeks ago.
I paired these bindings with an older board and the couple was awesome. Great in powder, in the park, or deep back country. Light, easy to strap on ,and just sick looking. Get a pair.
I broke these in at Mammoth for three days, and they are awesome. The gel ankle straps are super comfortable and the Capstrap is a great feature that adds more comfort. The team skyback on them is very comfortable with the OTT padding and super responsive. The only problem that I had is the clips on the highback kept coming undone from where they clip to the baseplate.
I got these bindings with my Royale board and Hail boots. The second I took these out of the box I fell in love with them. Most everything that is adjustable on them is by screw, so you know nothing will ever come loose during a ride. The toe cap is the best ever, snugs your foot right into the back of the binding, your foot and board become one. I got the Hail boots with these and it is the most comfortable ride ever. Plus, in my opinion, these are the sexiest bindings you will find! I would highly recommend these.
I have really enjoyed my Cartels. For those of you who aren't sure: Yes, they are worth the money!
Overall these are probably the best bindings I have had in a long time. The cap strap pushes your foot all the way back. A little trouble fitting the 32 boots into the cap strap, but that can be fixed. Great freestyle support.
theyre the best
The bindings are terrific. Ive had to break them in up at Copper Mountain and I love them. I get the response I need and theyre comfy too. With all the fresh pow were getting up here all I can do is ride the backcountry (pops out on a golf course but its most fun ever) they handle the abuse I throw at them and they look stylin too.
They broke 5 times
I had last years Cartels and they broke five times. They are broken right now and Burton is out of the part I need. If you don't go snowboarding much you'll probably be alright, but if you shred, they will break.
These bindings right out of the box are great for your freestyle needs. The cap strap support a lot and the highback keep you supported. The only problem is adjusting the gas pedals in the front of the bindings for toe lift. The can be a pain, but if I were you I would jump on a pair of these as soon as possible!
The best you can get for less money!
I tested the Burton Mission and Cartel bindings. The Cartel has a little longer gas pedal than the Mission, and the straps can be easier set to the individual positions. A perfect binding for all also for bigfoots like me with Size 15!
Burton Cartel bindings
Awesome bindings. Looking at buying a second pair in champagne colour to put onto another board.