Im having the same problem looking at bindings for my neversummer revolver. The cartel was the all mountain binding in the past but this years model has a noticably softer highback than the malavita. Which is causing people to go over to the malavitas for the stiffer highback.
Im getting my bindings tomorrow and still havent made up my mind
The cartel is STILL the all mountain binding. The highback, if anything, would be stiffer than the malavitas, but not by much. The malavitas are still an all mountain binding with a touch more flex than the cartels (more freestyley if you're splitting straws)