@Dice do you have the regular or restricted cartels?
How do you like the ankle strap?
I got the Restricted Black (matte grey)! The coating on the entire bindings feels like rubber so it REALLY grips to my boots! Looks like the Malavitas matte, but that one has a gloss. The Cartels matte is sticky (me likes)!
The Restricted straps are SUPER comfy! They are different from the non-restricted. I had to adjust a little (two holes up) but that took like a minute. The strap wraps around very well & was awesome and pain free on a super cold freezing night.
The Toe Strap I'm still trying to figure out how it should fit!
I think I got it by days end where to place it on my boots for max grip. I never had an issue with it either way. Just where it should fit on my boots.
GREAT bindings. I'll post a review on it later on today.