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(on the Cartels) There is still a forward lean adjustment on the highback, so you can dial some in for heel-side engagement to your liking.

The Formula is famous for a no-nonsense, stripped down economy binding -think civic; while sharing some of the same features, the Cartel is a top of the line, feature rich binding that has enjoyed the top spot for years - think BMW.

I'm not a Burton lover by any means, but the Cartel and Malavita are some nice fucking bindings.

From k2, you need to jump like 4 models, to the Company (their lineup has changed but u get the idea) before you are comparing apples to apples.

That being said everytime someone asks for a cheap binding I swear BA and Nivek both say K2 Formula.
I wouldn't call them a civic. And for comparisons sake different cars are needed. The Cartels are like a 911 GT3, but the Formulas are a Nissan GTR.

For 2012 I say Formulas. For 2013 the react strap on the Cartels is stupid comfortable and the highback is a smidge softer. I have super high hopes for these now.

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I wouldn't call them a civic. And for comparisons sake different cars are needed. The Cartels are like a 911 GT3, but the Formulas are a Nissan GTR.

For 2012 I say Formulas. For 2013 the react strap on the Cartels is stupid comfortable and the highback is a smidge softer. I have super high hopes for these now.
I was looking at 2012 Formulas as well, but could not confirm they have Harshmellow? I know 2013 has them. But I didn't see them listed on the 2012.

I wish someone could compare the new react strap with the asym strap on the Restricted Cartels. Are they both comparable to you Nivek?
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I was looking at 2012 Formulas as well, but could not confirm they have Harshmellow? I know 2013 has them. But I didn't see them listed on the 2012.

I wish someone could compare the new react strap with the asym strap on the Restricted Cartels. Are they both comparable to you Nivek?
I didn't see that anywhere either so I had to assume they weren't a feature of the 2013.

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I was looking at 2012 Formulas as well, but could not confirm they have Harshmellow? I know 2013 has them. But I didn't see them listed on the 2012.

I wish someone could compare the new react strap with the asym strap on the Restricted Cartels. Are they both comparable to you Nivek?
No Formula has Harshmellow.

I've strapped into both, only ridden the Asym. Just strapping in I like the feel of the react better. Its has a more uniform and spread out feel.

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You're right. A few retailers mistakenly listed them. But a few others, and K2, doesn't.

Sticking with the cartels.
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