I don't care so much that they are burton, per se... I care more that they have an awesome wratcheting mechanism (alloy too, even though I'm sure lots of bindings do), but the one thing that I like is the toe caps... those gotta be AWESOME for control, and I dunno why more companies don't do that.
I wanna buy them, but I can't sell my old Sims bindings. (they're only one season old )
ok guys gotta put my 2 pennies in..I now ride a Burton Blunt with Custom bindings.last year I rode Freestyle bindings(cause I was cheap and didnt want to spend much money on bindings).And the toe caps thing feels pretty good nice and snug.And the customs have a good flex.not sure about the Cartel's.But I think that the disc should fit the 4x2 pattern.If im not mistaken the old freestyle bindings(which is the same as the customs disc), I rode last year fit on an old K2 board which had the 4x2 pattern.