- Price: $300, £260
- Sizes: S, M, L
- Flex: 5/10
- Entry System: Classic
- New for 2020/21
- BUY DIRECT FROM BURTON
Why we chose the Burton Cartel X Snowboard Bindings: The Cartel just got a whole lot sexxxier.
XZibit, X rated movies, Xylophones. All the best things in life have the ‘X’ treatment. New for 2020/21 Burton have taken their OG Cartel and suped it up to give you an exhilarating ride with an exquisite look at exceptional value for your money. All the ingredients you know and love from your classic Cartels with a brand new upgraded highback for a more powerful, responsive and precise feel.
The Cartel X slots into the Burton line as the stiffest of their mid-price range bindings. Thanks to this new highback, you’re getting performance you’d generally find in a mega expensive binder, for a super reasonable price.
“As your heel slots into place, the sides of the hammock act like a claw, and pincer your boot on either side”
So what’s so special about the highback then? How does it differ to the one found on the normal Cartel? Burton have used their Heel Hammock, which grips round the back of your boot to eliminate any dead zones. As your heel slots into place, the sides of the hammock act like a claw, and pincer your boot on either side. Instead of your boot rubbing against the foam and losing power, the input is channelled straight into the highback and down into your board.
The lower baseplate also uses Nylon blended with 45-degree short glass to the regular Cartel’s 30. It’s a stiffer, more powerful option for more effective energy transfer. Burton are so sure it’s a winner that they’ve slapped a lifetime warranty on it.