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i have the '07 Burton Cartels but they came with the "CAPSTRAP" do do these cartels come with the capstrap anymore or is that something you have to buy separately now? i love the feeling that capstyrap gives you and all the more control you have...im definantly thinking about getting these bad boys again... but i would want the capstrap on them if im going to invest in this par again...also whats the difference between having a highback than a low back...i was riding a herr vaughnster 162 with burton cartels (with capstrap) and that board mobbed the slopes... but i want to get more into park riding and invested in the K2 parkstar 155 for this season...i feel that my parkstar needs new bindings for itself... and i rather keep the cartels on my 162 because that set up shreds the slopes as is...so if you can help me with my K2 set up should i get low back for riding park? and i really like the cartels do the new cartels come with the toe strap? or should i switch to a different binding all togther?lemme know!?THANKS!

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The toe strap on the new Cartel is a convertible strap. It can be used either as a toe cap or a regular over the top type of strap.

As far as a different highback, a lower high back would be better for a park ride giving the binding more flex for jibs and grabs. A higher back will give the binding more response making it better as a freeride binding.

For a freestyle binding, don't go with the Cartel, it's way too stiff.