If I had the chance I'd grab NOW's. They're super rad.
The new Cartel will handle freeriding fine. If you're in deeper snow a lot a little give up top is great. If you're mostly doing sketchy shoots with chopped up out-runs you probably want something stiffer.
I ride powder 70% of the time.
Have done a few checks and sadly the NOWs are not looking easy for me to pick up here in Large which is what I need. Next year they will be more available as they are proving popular.
The cartels however are everywhere here in Japan.
The restricted reflex and the regular cartels are pretty easy to get hold of.
I did see some limited cartels as well with the react strap.
Seems like the limited are the ones to get?
They will be going on a proto by the way.