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Forget the border, this Cartel is conquering the world.

The Burton Cartel Re:Flex Snowboard Binding is claiming its territory worldwide, with more non-Burton pros riding it than any other binding. This is because the Cartel features the Canted Living Hinge highback and the Autocant footbed, which work together to mimic natural leg position no matter what your stance, so you can ride longer and more comfortably. Oh, and it's compatible with every board on the market.

  • Single-component Living Hinge highback is canted to mimic natural leg position for less fatigue; rotation can be easily adjusted independent of forward lean
  • Zero Forward Lean design offers a playful, relaxed feel, and DialFLAD tool-free lean adjuster lets you crank up the forward lean when you need more powerful heelside turns.
  • Super responsive short-glass and nylon composite baseplate is still playful enough for freestyle riding
  • Recycled materials in the highback and baseplate reduce waste
  • Removable Autocant Fullbed cushioning uses dual-density EVA to automatically settle your boot into a natural position regardless of stance, resulting in less fatigue and more control
  • React Strap ankle straps and Gettagrip Capstraps lock your feet down without creating painful pressure points
  • Dual-Component Smooth Glide buckles click in and out effortlessly
  • Re:Flex baseplate discs are compatible with every board from every manufacturer

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5 5

Get them dialed

I have a quiver of 4 boards I cycle through depending on snow and weather conditions. Each board is set up with a set of Cartels which never move (unless the board goes in a travel bag). When I initially set a board up, I'll ride groomers with a small screwdriver in my pocket and adjust the stance between runs. Sometimes that takes a couple of days of riding to get it dialed.
I chose Cartels because they didn't trade durability for lighter weight.

5 5

unbelievable deal!

i already own a couple of sets of cartels. These are really comfy and the price...
How can you pass these up? Love Backcountry pricing and super quick shipping!

5 5


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Amazing bindings! Nice to have finally upgraded this past season to some bindings that fit my riding style better. I ride quite aggressive and fast and these bindings fit the bill. The ankle strap is very comfy and the backs of the bindings are high and padded. No complaints on the comfort side of things! The bindings are super responsive and stiff which is what I was looking for. Also, the base is padded well with a gel insert that really helps dampen the hard landings. I currently have this paired with a K2 Turbodream and the setup is a charm. Highly recommended for the intermediate+ rider.

4 5

Good stuff right here

Been riding Cartels for nearly 2 seasons now, and they work great!
Great comfort, great response, and great dampning. Never had a problem with them either. 1 Negative tho is the baseplate. They could have made a better baseplate so that you could really get your feet 100% center on the board. 4/5 from me.

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I agree with this comment. The spacing of the screw holes on the reflex discs offer less adjustability then the older traditional discs. For me, I wear a size 11 boot and centering my boot is important for me to avoid toe/heel drag. Due to this I have more heel overhang than toe overhang. Luckily it hasn't been a problem, but I would like to see Burton fix this.

5 5

bombproof all mountain destroyers

LOVE LOVE LOVE these bindings.
Favorite binding amongst many, and it's very justified.
The baseplate padding is super comfortable and the padding on the straps are pretty cushioned as well. Ratchets on these work flawlessly and have never locked up on me.
They're a really responsive pair of bindings that offer precise control all mountain, and enough flex for lapping the park.
I will probably get a softer binding in the future for a more jib-focused ride, but I haven't ridden anything better for all mountain charging

5 5

Get these.....

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I would for sure reccomend these to anyone out there looking for a new binding, I was a little worried about the netting theory in the malavita, wether I would like it or not, or wether it would hold up, so went with these, love em, these are indestructable, very comfortable and give great support, very compatible and adjustable with any board out there( have them bolted on a Lib tech between these and my Burton Rampant Boot, I feel like I'm riding a cloud down the mountain due to being so light weight, can't go wrong with Burton.

4 5


  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was buying a new board and asked the BC peeps to help me find a setup that worked. I never bought a snowboard prior. The bindings are good, strong, although sometimes it's difficult to just strap in and go. Not sure if it is because they're still new or the design. Still getting used to all the diff adjustments. All in all I would recommend!

For a sie 8 ion what would you guys suggest...

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For a sie 8 ion what would you guys suggest a small or medium?

4 5

Sweet bindings

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Not much experience with boarding gear, but these fit and ride nice. I made a rookie mistake and caught the back pad/support on the bottom of the chair and busted the rear adjustment nut up through the pad. I'm getting the part swapped out by a local shop. These are pretty quick on and off and look pretty sweet with the board and boot combo.
Zero complaints.

5 5

Great bindings

Love the cushion and support these bindings offer. I had the old cartels for about 5 years using them all season almost every weekend. Decided to upgrade to last years cartels. I love them. and i sold my old ones to a friend and he still uses them all the time and they havent had any trouble. they def last a long time.

Great bindings
1 5


First of all, dogfunk's service and chat support is amazing. Awesome delivery and they've given me a full refund.

I opened the box to check out the bindings on Christmas and was thrilled... they were light, I loved the style, and they seemed like they would be supportive. We headed to the mountain 3 days later to get on the slopes, and 3 runs in I tightened the forward lean one crank (easy). I took another run down the hill and felt a pop, then an intense pressure on the back of my left ankle. When I checked out the bindings at the bottom of the hill, I saw that the entire support rod had snapped out of the binding. I took it to the pro shop and they agreed that there was no way to repair them. I ended up purchasing another set of Burton bindings from the shop so I could get back on the mountain, and have sent these back.

I'm an easy rider (6', 200lbs, goofy) and I stuck to a few blues and a black before it gave out. Wasn't going through trees, off of jumps, or riding any rails.

Pros: Style, light weight
Cons: weak, probably not the strongest design

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Dude! Same thing just happened to mine! I'm calling Burton tomorrow.

1 5

Heel drag

  • Gender: Male

I use these on a Lib tech t.rice horsepower pointy 161.5 which is 260mm wide. The boots I use are Burton driver x size 11.5. Overall I think this is a really good binding, but there is one major problem. The adjustability sideways is very limited, and the positioning of the discs seems to be made for a 270+ wide board and size 13 + shoes. When i put the bindings as far as possible towards the toe side edge, I get too much overhang on the heel side edge, and none on the toe side edge. This results in heel drag on heel side turns , which makes these bindings pretty much useless...

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Sounds like user error, I have the exact same set up, board and boot size and boots. Just gotta play with it a bit.

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No, definetely not user error. You can not play much with it, there's only 3 holes in the disc. I have been snowboarding for 20 years and had about 30 different setups. Burton bindings most of the time. My stance is a bit old school with 21 front 0 back, and its the back binding with 0 degrees that is causing the biggest problem.

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Sounds like user error indeed if you're using the 3-hole disc on a non-Burton board.

3-hole discs are proprietary to Burton boards. Try using the alternate 4-hole discs that should have come with your bindings.

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No WU.WESLEY1678763, I'm not using the 3D discs on a non Burton board. I was talking about the WIDTH adjustment possibilities. And for everyone of the four screws you use on the 4D disc there are only 3 holes to adjust the binding towards the heel or toe. It used to be 4, which would have helped a little bit

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Had the same problem. Reflex discs have less adjustability heel/toe than the old traditional discs, approx 2cm. There are detailed threads about this issue on with pictures. I ditched the reflex binding and bought 2011 cartels off ebay.

5 5

Bad Ass

Very comfortable!! Everything about the bindings are high grade. Very adjustable!!! Color matches perfect with the 2011/12 Blunt board (158) Highly recommended.

5 5

Just good

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I don't have much to say about this binding. It's just good. I love the Burton lifetime warrant and if my previous Cartel wasn't stolen, I wouldn't probably need a new one. Had it for around 5 years without any problem, when I broke the baseplate, they changed it in the nearest Burton store in Czech republic. (I got it replaced with an previously used baseplate with different color, but I don't care, i could get on track the very next day without spending a penny.)

5 5


Most people say these are non-flexy stiff bindings. They have plenty of flex for all mountain booters and big kickers and rails. If you have a very playful board then these are very good for jumps and rails. I would not reccomend these for street sessions but deffinatley more of a freetyle influenced binding.

5 5

Too Legit to Quit

I was able to take the 12/13 model out at the end of the season last year and I loved them. Fairly light (in comparison to previous models), comfy, and responsive. I had a pair of Cartels 5 years ago and the tall highbacks did not work for me. I love that the new Cartel highbacks are shorter. I love my Union Frankenbindings (Atlas baseplate and Contact Pro highback) but this year I went with the Cartels. I wear a men's 8.5 boot and I got a size M.

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The word Cartel means, and I quote,

"A coalition or cooperative arrangement between political parties to promote a mutual interest."

Does this binding hold up to its name? Yes. This binding is both sweet and salty. This "mutual interest" a cartel is referring to is both met in the park as well as in the pow.

Synonyms for the Burton Cartel include,

- trust (a binding you can trust for performance and durability)
- merger (merging steez, performance and wallet...hello!)

Well done Burton.

5 5

The Benchmark

The Cartel, rode by more pros than any other binding on the market, defines pro-level performance. AutoCANT cushioning reduces fatigue and provides smoother, more direct board control. The lightest weight, most comfortable straps yet team up with a redesigned hi-back to wrap a new level of response around your boots. Re:Flex? unlocks the baseplate for an evolution in cushioned flex and feel that?s compatible with virtually every board on snow. Destroy the competition.

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