Did you have canted Ride bindings ? What stance width you ride ? Also did you run the same width with the Cartels? I'm curious because all I hear from people that use auto canting is "can't feel it"
I rode the EXs (wedgie 1.5) and very briefly the SPIs (wedgie 3.0).
Liked them both (the EX more). I definitely noticed the canting on the SPIs and was aware of it on the EXs -- especially when switching out with no-cant bindings.
I am riding the same stance width (which I can't recall at the moment) +12/-12 with the Cartels. What can I say, I don't notice the canting, but definitely don't feel the discomfort I used to get with a non-canted binding. So, hocus-pocus or otherwise, the auto-cant works (at least for me).