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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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2014 or 2013 cartels

So Ive had my heart set on getting the '13 cartels but then noticed that the 2014 early releases are available on some sites. From doing lookups, the '14 is apparently lighter and now has the same ankle strap as the genesis and diode, which is definitely a bit intriguing. My main question is have any of you guys ever regretted getting early releases? Am I buying into some kinda beta program? I couldnt see burton just hanging me out to dry if I did have problems, but really dont wanna be hassled this season with bullshit
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I couldnt see burton just hanging me out to dry if I did have problems
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I know they have a legit warranty problem, just asking if others have had any problems from THEIR early release stuff. Thanks for the help tho...
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I know they have a legit warranty problem, just asking if others have had any problems from THEIR early release stuff. Thanks for the help tho...
Early release is just a marketing label. Effectively these are like any other Burton product, so you will get the exact same warranty and customer service.

That said, the weight difference between the 2013 and 2014 Cartels is insignificant and I personally prefer the asym strap on the Restricted Cartels, but that is a different question.
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It's a beta. If it sucks you tell them and they (hopefully) take the feedback for their actual release product. If it was me I'd get the final product, but it's really just your choice. Want Beta or a finished product?

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I kinda phrased that poorly. It's not like the early release isn't finished. It's a finished product, but some of the problems may not have been fixed yet. i.e. Rome's To strap issue. Same with Union. Except that is more of an arrogance issue. Not a lack of feedback.

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Early release is just a marketing label. Effectively these are like any other Burton product, so you will get the exact same warranty and customer service.

That said, the weight difference between the 2013 and 2014 Cartels is insignificant and I personally prefer the asym strap on the Restricted Cartels, but that is a different question.
Thanks for the help man, I was actually going to get the restricted cartels, but cant find any local and the few online in large are in flamingo.

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It's a beta. If it sucks you tell them and they (hopefully) take the feedback for their actual release product. If it was me I'd get the final product, but it's really just your choice. Want Beta or a finished product?
LOL thanks thunder, I think ill go with the finished product and get the restricteds. Maybe I'll drive up and get some runs in them wit ya.
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Not sure if its the same in the states, but all the burton gear we sell comes with a good couple year warranty and a 48 hour turn around, (once burton receives the broken gear, they guarantee a replacement, fixed or brand new in 48 hours). Don't see why it would be any different for early release stuff.
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the 14 cartel limited should have hinge Tech. Cool tech imo and prob the biggest difference between the two.

edit:14 cartel est only.... you arent looking at est are you?

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nah Im looking for the reflex version. Got a new lib that I wanna put these on
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