I own the Ride SPis and Burton Cartels. The Rides are much more of an all mountain freeride binding that is very responsive due to the low torsional flex and all aluminum construction. Quality is top notch, and the ratchets are some of the nicest ones i've seen. But the ratchets are sharp at the fingering and may tear up your gloves but shouldn't be an issue if you are careful. The Burton's are also very nice, more of an all mountain freestyle binding but works well in both park and trails. Good response, light, and has more give than the Ride's to compensate for less than perfect landings. Its personal preference, but i keep my Ride's on my freeride setup and use the Burton's for everything else. The Ride do have better construction and quality in my opinion though.
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