Review for Burton Diode and Cartel - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Review for Burton Diode and Cartel

I ended up purchasing some Burton Cartel Limited Reflex bindings (2012-2013) at Jackson Hole when I broke my DMCC from Flux. The Cartel really has a nice feel and the buckles are great. These bindings work well with my Burton DriverX boots (2012/2013). I like everything about the Cartel except it was a bit soft for me. The Highback was too flexy for my riding. Otherwise a great light weight binding I am keeping in my quiver and as a backup.
So, I watched and waited until I found a new 2012/2013 set of Burton Diodes. I got them at 25% off which was reasonable enough.
These look like the Cartel, but a Carbon highback that is stiff.. Mounting them was easy and then I go to adjust the highback. Ok, to save weight no adj on the back of the highback and you has to move the highback in its mounting screws. So, a little weird on this and I worry about long term wear on the highback to the baseplate, but we will see.
The ride was what I expected, a stiffer Cartel. This binding seems to be what I was looking for and mounted up on my 165cm Never Summer Premier, stability was great. The straps are comfortable like the Cartel and the buckles flawless. I like that the weight of these bindings is feather as the Never Summer board is no fly weight, but not bad.
All mounted up a hair over 10 lbs. total for board and bindings.
So, for the time being until I see a problem with durability or something else, I love these bindings so far and they appear to be what I am looking for, but I will travel with my Cartels as spares in case of a broken piece.
I have to say, I am not a total Burton fan, although no real reason to avoid them, I find it strange I am now in Burton boots and bindings. That is good to know, but it is going to be really hard to ever get me off the Never Summer boards !
dcpowpow is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013, 04:16 PM
Senior Member
stunt66's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 154
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You're a pos poser if you like Burton!!!! Did your mommy and daddy go buy that for you?

Just joking lol I started riding burton gear about 3 years ago and i have no bad things to say at all. Cartels were awesome and so was the custom. I've got the nug now and love it. I bought a new set up a couple months ago and tbh the burton set up still gets more action.
stunt66 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, my first board was a Burton and I think my dad did buy it for me... that was 1979 !! Sims was best in the 80's and then I have not been on Burton since Craig Kelly died.
Yeah, I am old, but not dead yet. Heading for Haines AK in a wk.. Will see if the the Diodes hold up to big mtn riding. If not, I have my Burners from my split with a mtg plate that lets you use them on a regular board.. Might be the best solutions yet.
dcpowpow is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013, 07:48 PM
Veteran Member
ETM's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Japan
Posts: 2,445
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Be very careful of those diode highbacks especially when you are travelling, the slightest knock can crack them
ETM is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome