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Old 04-02-2012, 07:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
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After a few more days on these, I have a few more things to add:
- the foam toe strap definitely molds to my boot better than the regular gettagrip toe strap, which would sometimes slip off if not positioned and tightened perfectly.
- the ankle strap has now surpassed the malavita asym strap as my favourite ankle strap, as it's also pressure point free, but much more supportive.
- the high back doesn't get snow stuck in it like I thought it might
- the micro flad seems to be improved upon, from previous gens as the adjustment block that contacts the heelcup widens at its end, unlike the 2010 exile, 2012 cobrashark and 2011 malavita in which the micro flad was one thin block
- weight savings are very noticeable, especially on the lift.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:36 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Is the Genesis the replacement for the Prophecy then? No Prophecy in 2013?
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:47 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Is the Genesis the replacement for the Prophecy then? No Prophecy in 2013?
Yup and yup.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:54 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Hmm. That's thrown a spanner into my 2013 binding plans then... I just bought a Yes Great Beauties board with med flex and was looking to slap the Prophecy on it. From what I read, the Prophecy sat between the Cartel and Malavitas in terms of stiffness/responsiveness...with the Cartels being stiffest, then Prophecy then Malas. Will the Genesis be the same as the Prophecy in this regard?
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:12 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Hmm. That's thrown a spanner into my 2013 binding plans then... I just bought a Yes Great Beauties board with med flex and was looking to slap the Prophecy on it. From what I read, the Prophecy sat between the Cartel and Malavitas in terms of stiffness/responsiveness...with the Cartels being stiffest, then Prophecy then Malas. Will the Genesis be the same as the Prophecy in this regard?
Genesis is definitely softer than the Malavitas and Cartels. I haven't ridden the Prophecies, but I was under the impression that those bindings were softer as well.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:26 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I will be getting some bindings for next season to go on my proto CT. These look good, but I want something on the stiffer side of all mountain freestyle.

I currently use 2011 cartels and like them a lot. I could go a little softer for sure for the freestyle side but want to keep some stiffness as I like to rail turns at pretty high speed and ride a lot of deep powder tree runs where I need control.

There are 2012 Malativas on sale at the moment and I want to know if the malativas have any significant upgrades for 2013?

Would the 2012 malativas be a good binding for what I want?

Seems to me they would but I have no first hand experience with them.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:55 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I will be getting some bindings for next season to go on my proto CT. These look good, but I want something on the stiffer side of all mountain freestyle.

I currently use 2011 cartels and like them a lot. I could go a little softer for sure for the freestyle side but want to keep some stiffness as I like to rail turns at pretty high speed and ride a lot of deep powder tree runs where I need control.

There are 2012 Malativas on sale at the moment and I want to know if the malativas have any significant upgrades for 2013?

Would the 2012 malativas be a good binding for what I want?

Seems to me they would but I have no first hand experience with them.
No changes at all. I personally prefer the winged version of the Malavitas just because I think it's more comfortable haha.

Malavitas will only be slightly softer than the Cartels in the highbacks.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:51 PM   #28 (permalink)
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i predict many broken heelcups and highbacks for riders 170lbs+ on these bindings, just from looking at that first pic. just sayin'...



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Have you had any durability problems with your diodes? I've broken more parts on mine than I can count :\
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No changes at all. I personally prefer the winged version of the Malavitas just because I think it's more comfortable haha.

Malavitas will only be slightly softer than the Cartels in the highbacks.
I think the baseplate has been changed in the 13 Malavitas and are like the Genesis ones... you can see coring in the heelcup for 2013.

And the Malavita baseplate is DEFINITELY softer than the Cartel one... the Genesis baseplate also seems stiffer than the 2012 Malavita one.

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i predict many broken heelcups and highbacks for riders 170lbs+ on these bindings, just from looking at that first pic. just sayin'...



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I'm 190 pounds and about 10 days on the Genesis so far with no issues,and bailing is half my game. Only thing that seems sketchy is the flimsy highback, which I dont see how a heavier rider could break. I could see one possibly breaking if you somehow snagged your pant leg in-between the two highbacks and yanked hard, but with Burton's amazing customer service I dont see that as a concern.
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