Just the opposite. Cleared it with one of the reps over the weekend. Despite what the site says, the Cartel is now softer than the Malavita.
And the Genesis is not meant to fill the hole of the Prophecy by the way. Its not meant as a stiffer all mountain binding. Its a softer high tech binding for those that have shit tons of money and want the cool shit. Usually that guy isn't a great rider and getting all the cool shit usually means a stiff binding, which is beyond their ability. Hence the Genesis, cool shit and soft so it's not beyond the rich new guy.
K2 Company's. No crazy tech to break, just a simple, responsive, damp, and functional binding.
So its a big conspiracy on the Burton site? Why would they list the Cartel as 7, and the Malavita as 6, when its the reverse. Whats the logic behind not listing product information as being accurate?