I had some old missions that I kept stripping the ladders on them, every year. I wear my bindings ridiculously tight. When I looked at the ratchet I could see a noticeable slant so that the ratchet didnt engage the ladder perfectly straight. When I shopped for bindings this year I noticed that the '13 missions still have that angle on the ratchet but the cartels sit very flat on the ladder. This lead me to believe that I would have less of a chance at stripping the cartels, so that's what I went with. Hopefully that theory was correct.
Just something to look at if anyone else has that problem.
The problems with your ladders had more to do with the fact that the Missions have single component ratchets which are just metal. Metal on that kind of plastic ladder will start to strip. Your cartels have dual component ratchets, which has plastic touch the ladder, so there will be no stripping.
Last edited by phony_stark; 11-07-2012 at 02:50 PM.