(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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