Malavitas are quite a bit stiffer than Cartels. Cartels more comparable to 390s (390s better IMO). Malavitas are a stiff freeride binding, comparable to the Rome Arsenal.
They're all good bindings. 390s for more park, Targas for more all-mountain, Arsenal/Malvita for aggressive freeriding. Flux & Ride both have good reps too, for their higher end stuff.
Last edited by chupacabraman; 08-28-2011 at 08:22 PM.