I have these paired with my Custom X Wide and I can't show in words my love for the set up. First off, these bindings are NOT A FREESTYLE BINDING. A lot of people in the past couple of years have been thinking the Cartel is a freestyle binding since there are some pros using it. Pros are using it as a pipe/kicker binding, which it works great as, it's terrible for jibs. It's extremely stiff, one of Burton's stiffest bindings which makes it perfect for my freeride oriented style. Extremely responsive and lightweight.
The straps are easy on and easy off, Burton's ratchet system is hands down the best in the business. The ultra capstrap is perfect for whether you want it over the foot or over your toe. Extremely comfortable cushioning in the footbed and the high back is huge giving it some extra response and control at higher speeds.
I love this binding, it's perfect for what it's meant to be. A stiff, freeride binding.