Picked up some 2013 Cartels, size medium.
I wear a size 10 (Nitro Barrage) Boot.
With the medium the straps/Gas Pedal are maxed out and the boot itself is a little tight in the heelcup.
However, the Large is a little loose around the boot and the straps need to be set smaller and Gas Pedal at minimum.
Thoughts? Sucks between right on borderline sizes!
I'm no expert, but I went through something similar with some K2 bindings I just purchased and ended up with the larger size. I liked having the ability to make adjustments (not maxed out) and I've read that tighter bindings can cause snow accumulation? Again, just what I've read.
The large certainly leaves me more room for adjustment should I ever need to go larger(would I ?). The only concerning me is the loose fit with the boot just sitting in the binding, theres a good 1cm of gap around the side of the binding and boot on the Large when wedged up one side, which i'm worried might translate to feeling sloppy unless I really crank on the rachets.
On the medium its about right, although tight at the heelcup.
Dull question I know but thanks for the input.
Hoping to get out this weekend if the weather holds!
I prefer tighter fitting bindings--less slop and better response, not to mention lighter. As long as its not too tight, like actually stuck and hard to get in/out, I'd stick with the smaller size option.
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I sort of have the same problem. I rock a 10.5 32 boot and always have issues sizing my bindings. My last burton bindings gave me the most trouble. A large was to big and a med was almost to small. I ended up this year with a set of ride bindings in a size large that fist 9-12. I tried my boot in the xl(11+)ride binding the there was more then half an inch all the way around between the boot and bindings. it seems like having a size 10 boot is the worse size to have