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08-21-2012 12:36 PM
sangsters
Question about Re:Flex disc

I've been out of the bindings hunt for a couple of years now.

Many, many years ago I got caught/trapped in some Burton proprietary hell (step in boots/bindings) so I am always a bit hesitant to take on anything from the big B that is outside the norm.

For those who have ridden the RE:Flex technology bindings -- have you had any issues with the flex disc crapping out?
08-20-2012 08:26 PM
sangsters
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Originally Posted by snowklinger View Post
I like them Flamingo Cartels I bet they look sexy on my proto.
Those do look nice. Though I'm feeling the "juiced" Phantoms...
08-14-2012 12:49 AM
snowklinger I like them Flamingo Cartels I bet they look sexy on my proto.
08-14-2012 12:29 AM
jdang307
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Originally Posted by hktrdr View Post
Well, Burton has just updated their website with the info for the 2013 gear, so we got the answers:
  • Non-restricted bindings still have symmetrical straps - old Superstrap for the Missions and React Strap on the Cartels (also still on the Diode and Genesis). Exception are the Malavitas which have new Asym React Strap both on the restricted and non-restricted models.
  • Restricted bindings all have various forms of asym straps - Asym Lushstrap on the Customs, Asym Superstrap on the Missions (same as Restricted Missions and Restricted Cartels last year), and a new Asym React Strap on the Cartels and Malavitas.

Couple of observations:
  • Seems Burton has decided that the gap between the (restricted) Missions and Cartels had gotten a bit narrow - not all the tech from last year's Cartels got handed down to the Missions this year, so now there are quite a few differences (different ankle strap, canted footbed, B3 Gel, Under-Baseplate EVA). Flex on the Restricted Missions also went back down to 6.
  • Restricted Cartel is really positioned as the premium binding in the line-up again, getting some technology (new Asym React Strap) that even the Diode and Genesis do not have.
  • Pretty much the entire non-EST line-up is Re:Flex now - only the Customs and the entry-level Freestyle bindings are left as non-Re:Flex Disc bindings.



It is, but only for the regular/non-restricted Re:Flex Cartel.

There is an additional color option for the Restricted line this year (not only black) - but IMHO they are all hideous.
Sweet. Phantoms or restricted cartels for me this year
08-13-2012 11:54 PM
phony_stark
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Originally Posted by hktrdr View Post
Must have been Restricted Cartels then. Only non-restricted bindings with an asym strap are the Malavitas.
EDIT:
Derp.
08-13-2012 11:03 PM
hktrdr
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Originally Posted by 61ragtop View Post
Saw a pair of 2013 Caetels in my local shop the other day and they had the asym strap.
Must have been Restricted Cartels then. Only non-restricted bindings with an asym strap are the Malavitas.
08-13-2012 10:57 PM
hktrdr Well, Burton has just updated their website with the info for the 2013 gear, so we got the answers:
  • Non-restricted bindings still have symmetrical straps - old Superstrap for the Missions and React Strap on the Cartels (also still on the Diode and Genesis). Exception are the Malavitas which have new Asym React Strap both on the restricted and non-restricted models.
  • Restricted bindings all have various forms of asym straps - Asym Lushstrap on the Customs, Asym Superstrap on the Missions (same as Restricted Missions and Restricted Cartels last year), and a new Asym React Strap on the Cartels and Malavitas.

Couple of observations:
  • Seems Burton has decided that the gap between the (restricted) Missions and Cartels had gotten a bit narrow - not all the tech from last year's Cartels got handed down to the Missions this year, so now there are quite a few differences (different ankle strap, canted footbed, B3 Gel, Under-Baseplate EVA). Flex on the Restricted Missions also went back down to 6.
  • Restricted Cartel is really positioned as the premium binding in the line-up again, getting some technology (new Asym React Strap) that even the Diode and Genesis do not have.
  • Pretty much the entire non-EST line-up is Re:Flex now - only the Customs and the entry-level Freestyle bindings are left as non-Re:Flex Disc bindings.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dreampow View Post
this colorway in reflex cartels, I'll take em.
It is, but only for the regular/non-restricted Re:Flex Cartel.

There is still an additional color option for the Restricted line this year (not only black) - but IMHO they are all hideous.
08-12-2012 10:41 AM
61ragtop Saw a pair of 2013 Caetels in my local shop the other day and they had the asym strap.
08-06-2012 01:25 PM
jdang307
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Originally Posted by hktrdr View Post
Reactstrap is what was on the Diodes and Prophecies last year. This year it is also on the Restricted Cartel. Not sure I would consider it an upgrade over the asymmetrical strap of the 12 Restricteds, though...

Not sure about the photo - I have heard that the 2013 regular Cartels might also get the Reactstrap, but forgot to confirm with my contact. Or it just could be an asym strap after all...
Yeah from this video it looks like the regular Cartels also get the Reactstrap as it doesn't say those are Restricteds.



So the question is, asym reactsrap vs regular Reacstraps.

Damn, I want a little stiffer bindings than the Malavitas. IF it's a wash I might as well go get the Cartels. But if the Asym is significantly better ...
08-03-2012 06:00 AM
hktrdr
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Originally Posted by jdang307 View Post
Well, according to this link, the cartel restricted does not come with an asym strap.

Burton Restricted Cartel Bindings | Men's Bindings | Bindings | Darkside Snowboard Shop



The vita does:
Burton Restricted Malavita Bindings Blackness | Men's Bindings | Bindings | Darkside Snowboard Shop



That photo above is not asym it seems (the blue one).

Oh well, we'll know when it hits stores
Reactstrap is what was on the Diodes and Prophecies last year. This year it is also on the Restricted Cartel. Not sure I would consider it an upgrade over the asymmetrical strap of the 12 Restricteds, though...

Not sure about the photo - I have heard that the 2013 regular Cartels might also get the Reactstrap, but forgot to confirm with my contact. Or it just could be an asym strap after all...
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