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Old 10-15-2010, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I have the opportunity to but some 09/10 Cartels for a good price, $110. Freeride mostly, with a bit of self-injury in the park. Any opinions?
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pretty sure cartels arent that great for freeriding.... i dont own a pair but ive heard they are for park riding
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I have an older pair of Cartels and I like them for freeriding. They are more of an all-mountain binding imo.
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I've had a pair for the previous two season and they're a great pair of all-mountain bindings, but not quite a freeride binding. I ride them all over the place, from peak to park. They're playful, but enough response to really nail a hard turn. After about 40 days they're about to explode though.
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I have an older pair of Cartels and I like them for freeriding. They are more of an all-mountain binding imo.
i would trust theses guys...i havent been on cartels
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Cartels are still hands down my favorite do everything binding, with the rome 390 and Targas tying for a close second. responsive without feeling twitchy, cushy without feeling mushy. With the addition of the fullbed padding on the 2010 line, I think that'd got to be my favorite year (2011 changed to the old P1.1 highback, which I didn't like quite as much as the old cartel highback). They
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Cartels are still hands down my favorite do everything binding, with the rome 390 and Targas tying for a close second. responsive without feeling twitchy, cushy without feeling mushy. With the addition of the fullbed padding on the 2010 line, I think that'd got to be my favorite year (2011 changed to the old P1.1 highback, which I didn't like quite as much as the old cartel highback). They
How would you compare the Cartels to the Targas, especially the highbacks? I'm retiring my '08-'09 Cartels with a pair of 2011 Targas.
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How would you compare the Cartels to the Targas, especially the highbacks? I'm retiring my '08-'09 Cartels with a pair of 2011 Targas.
Flex wise I'd say the Targas are a tad stiffer but with less natural forward lean built in. I didn't notice a huge difference in response though. I like the adjustability of the Targas, and Rome's toe straps are best in the biz, imho. I felt like the 390s and Targas both were a little awkward to adjust the highback rotation on, and I believe both cap out at about 12 degrees. Not a huge deal, but a little weird. I haven't treid the new Rome cantbeds, but I'm really interested to try the new Targas and 390 bosses this year. I think the bosses in particular might knock my Cartels off their throne.
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for all your input! Keeping everything in mind Ima buy them and give them a try!
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boss 390's replaced my cartels.
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