Originally Posted by crash77
If the malavitas are stiffer than the cartels overall by most user accounts, why do you think burton markets them as "100% freestyle focus"? Or does this fall under personal preference as do most, if not all, equipment?
I wonder if that has anything to do with the EST versions, in which case the Malavita EST has the Hinge technology giving it more flex laterally for tricks and what not. It also sounds like from what I've been reading the Cartel has taken a step down in stiffness this year, but because of the confusion about it people are still thinking of it as the stiffer binding of the two.