This year's Ride Deltas are pretty damn sweet. I was looking at them as my all mountain binding, but decided that the highback was a little too soft for my liking. They're pretty similar to the Cartels, but a tad softer. I've ridden a pair of Cartels the past three seasons and have enjoyed them, great all around binding except I've had a few issues with the ratchets last year. I'd take the Deltas over the Cartels though. Another binding I'd look at is this year's "it" binding, the Rome 390 boss. They have canted footbeds like the Deltas (if that's a selling point for you). I ended up choosing the Targas over the 390s because of the stiffer highback and customizable straps.