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Gear Review

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Too Legit to Quit

I was able to take the 12/13 model out at the end of the season last year and I loved them. Fairly light (in comparison to previous models), comfy, and responsive. I had a pair of Cartels 5 years ago and the tall highbacks did not work for me. I love that the new Cartel highbacks are shorter. I love my Union Frankenbindings (Atlas baseplate and Contact Pro highback) but this year I went with the Cartels. I wear a men's 8.5 boot and I got a size M.

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The word Cartel means, and I quote,

"A coalition or cooperative arrangement between political parties to promote a mutual interest."

Does this binding hold up to its name? Yes. This binding is both sweet and salty. This "mutual interest" a cartel is referring to is both met in the park as well as in the pow.

Synonyms for the Burton Cartel include,

- trust (a binding you can trust for performance and durability)
- merger (merging steez, performance and wallet...hello!)

Well done Burton.