I've been a casual rider for roughly 3-4 years.
I can't even tell the difference between the burton mission and union atlas. (they were ridden in separate seasons in my defense!) I'm not sure if i'm just bad or not....or just not skilled enough to know the differences.
I think people really just look too hard into small details but then again....i did the same thing when I bought my gear.
If I were you, I would just go with the cartels. From what everyone says they are a do everything binding! And they are cheaper than the malavitas.
Last edited by Madbob14; 10-10-2013 at 01:43 PM.