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What's the deal with Malavita's

I don't seem to hear much about them and don't see them in the usual X vs. X threads?

Is the high back novelty? Why are they not as common as cartels or missions ?
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They are a lil more pricey, maybe that plays a factor. Regardless though i tried a pair last season and am sold on the hinge tech..off topic but gea hinge tech.
any1 wanna trade malas 4some 2013 cartels lol.
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I got a pair of '12 vitas recently, really enjoying them first 3 days. Looking to add some cartels to the collection too.

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I've been contemplating a set of Cartels or Vitas this year. Question though, are you referring to the Restricted version with wingbacks or the regular version?

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I've been contemplating a set of Cartels or Vitas this year. Question though, are you referring to the Restricted version with wingbacks or the regular version?
I heard that the wingbacks were really comfy

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I just bought the '13 Restricted Vitas after reading some threads on here and talking to the guys at the shop. Haven't ridden them yet, but looking forward to it.
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For the same price and build, seems like going with the Restricted version makes the most sense. (Well for any of their restricted bindings like the Cartel etc...)

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I don't seem to hear much about them and don't see them in the usual X vs. X threads?

Is the high back novelty? Why are they not as common as cartels or missions ?
Malavitas are the higher end park binding. They have a heel hammock, which allows you to not strap in as tight (if you don't like strapping in as tight), but still get the same grip. If you're running ESTs they have the hinge, auto cant and dual component ratchets. This year there's a clear difference in ankle straps

Cartels have AysmReact strap. Which is like the Asym but with less material. I guess the team really likes this one.
Malavitas have the Asym Strap - Super comfy
Missions have the SuperStrap.

re: The winged Highback
Ummm....if you think it works, then it does. I have a pair of malavitas and bought some winged highbacks....I couldn't tell a huge difference. Looks cool though!


re: why they're not discussed...I think they are.
A lot of people talk about the Malavitas on this forum, but this place really likes their Romes/Fluxs/Flows, so normally it's in comparison to those. I like Unions which means normally I'll get yelled at here.

They're nice bindings.

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Malavitas are the higher end park binding. They have a heel hammock, which allows you to not strap in as tight (if you don't like strapping in as tight), but still get the same grip. If you're running ESTs they have the hinge, auto cant and dual component ratchets. This year there's a clear difference in ankle straps

Cartels have AysmReact strap. Which is like the Asym but with less material. I guess the team really likes this one.
Malavitas have the Asym Strap - Super comfy
Missions have the SuperStrap.

re: The winged Highback
Ummm....if you think it works, then it does. I have a pair of malavitas and bought some winged highbacks....I couldn't tell a huge difference. Looks cool though!


re: why they're not discussed...I think they are.
A lot of people talk about the Malavitas on this forum, but this place really likes their Romes/Fluxs/Flows, so normally it's in comparison to those. I like Unions which means normally I'll get yelled at here.

They're nice bindings.
Ya, I too have the (restricted) Malavitas, and haven't really noticed much difference with the wing. I think I'll just be running them on my Antler for the season. The asym straps are where it's at for me; comfy, not too thick, fit my DK's well.

I'm with Phony on Union though. Rode the Atlas last season, absolutely loved it...maybe even a little more than the Malavita. Pow, park whatever... baseplates were responsive enough on the deep days, but playful enough for the park (if that makes sense). 10% carbon injected.

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They're perfect!
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