I was in the same boat all week! With only $18 difference between (40% sale) them I couldn't decide. I wanted something very similar to my P1.1's (which I love for everything from park, to jumps, to trees, to carving and speed) in that they are forgiving & have enough room for playing around, accurate on jumps and still be aggressive when need be.
Anyway... in the end it seemed like the Cartels would be the better choice to pair with my Travis Rice just cause of the extra flex & play.
I think it was so close that I don't think I'd gone wrong either way. But rather than get the VITA's, I'll be holding out for the Genesis as my all around when I spot 'em on a good sale!
Thnx for OP.