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|03-13-2017 01:55 PM|
|madreefer||I had issues with burton cartels with nike zoom kaijus. When leaning forward my boots would rise at the heel. Probably the same thing is happening to you and thats why you see a tear in ur boots because of the friction. I changed the binding and still happened so i went with my old boots. Anyone has had this issue, boot lifting at the heel some like 2 centimeters when putting weight at the toes.|
|02-26-2017 11:50 PM|
Your comment is equally inapt to woodsmutt's photo. That is exactly the kind of damage that is being caused by this binding defect. It's exactly what my boots looked like (at first, and then they got worse). No user error involved.
This is a very well known issue to Burton. You can see it in the beginning of this thread from the BurtonBindings user and I know from speaking with them directly. Anyone experiencing this should call them and demand recompense, and don't stop pushing until they make it right (they will fight back and might try to say they don't know anything about it, but that's a flat lie). As I mentioned years ago in this very thread, the resolution I got was filed-down bindings and new boots, which I'm fine with (and still use them).
Side note - I use Driver X boots. Even though they have the plastic covering on the back, they are still vulnerable to this problem because there is a small patch of leather/vinyl/whatever below the plastic, and that's where the Cartel ridges hit the boot. So just because you see the plastic covering on the back of the boots doesn't necessarily mean you're in the clear.
|02-26-2017 08:29 PM|
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|02-26-2017 08:15 PM|
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|02-26-2017 07:00 PM|
Originally Posted by woodsmutt View Post
|02-26-2017 06:32 PM|
Originally Posted by woodsmutt View Post
|02-26-2017 03:43 PM|
Burton Cartel Highback Ridge Scrape
I've spent several hours researching this topic and I'm surprised that Burton is still putting these ridges in Cartel highbacks.
In winter 2013 Burton Product Manager and user BurtonBindings stated:
Originally Posted by BurtonBindings View Post
I was completely unaware of this issue when I bought new 16/17 K2 Maysis this year to go with 15/16 Cartel purchased in the off season. In 5 days of riding, the Maysis heels have been severely chewed up. Because my family are long returning customers of Buckman's, a Pennsylvania retailer, and we spend lots of $ there, a senior manager was willing to process a refund and try to warranty them with K2. But truthfully, neither K2 nor Buckman's should be eating this cost. Burton should!
Why is Burton still doing this to the Cartel highback? Furthermore, if they're going to do it, they should be explicitly informing customers of the boot models that are intended to be used with the Cartel.
I really like the double BOA system of the Maysis. I could crank them into oblivion for an extremely tight fit. The Driver X is not a BOA boot. I can't even find the Driver X in stock in my size in all of Los Angeles to go try it on. Even the Burton Flagship store here doesn't have it in stock.
I don't want to DIA fix this. Expensive boots & bindings shouldn't require that. I'm hoping that by providing this writeup, I can direct Burton support to this thread to acknowledge the issue, send me free highback replacements without ridges, and update this binding in future years.
|01-02-2017 12:55 PM|
Not Burton, but this is what 3 days on my new Now Pilot bindings did to my Ride Lasso's in December.
I think it's clear I'll need to get boots with rubber that goes higher up above the heel back if I want to keep using the Pilots (which I do ).
|12-05-2016 12:50 PM|
Originally Posted by reneftw View Post
And definitely, if you get the same boots and same size, the same thing will happen again. So go ahead and file/shave/cover those ridges.
|12-05-2016 01:13 AM|
Originally Posted by F1EA View Post
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