Level I - Adaptive Snowboarding
Originally Posted by Chopin
I agree. My only reservation about the Magne Traction is that is has a wavy edge and I wonder how that cuts through the snow of on ice when you are really carving turns. My friend who uses it doesn't carve, but slides around real fast, so he he likes the grip of the extra waves.
Originally Posted by billycat
Hmm.. all the reviews I've read said it's only really good for carving on ice and hardpack.
i started when i was 11 im now 31 things have change binding and boots but i own a 09 rossi jdub with mag got it because it was 200$ cad cash new in board bag was a steal and i was in need of new board and I'm an east coaster nothing but hard pack and tones of ice no more park for me due to extreme car accident but can still free ride NP i love mag the way it dings right in and cuts into the ice you can hear the crackle as you push the edge in hold way better than a regular edge and my buddy rides park he files down the edge for park and it still hold edge it not a gimmick really works one day will probably see it on a set of ski can tell the ripple is their only thing you notice is the wonderfully bite into the ice like i said i love my love this board and i think itd a leap forward in edge tech if you get a chance to ride one do it you will fall in love and get one
plus my 09 r0ssi has sick gfx on top of it
Ive been riding the Magnatraction for a while now along with a lot of non-mag boards.
1) Tuning- It is not that hard to tune any competent tuner can edge a board or ski with Mag. You simply follow the in and out of the edge when side edging. base edge is less tricky.
2) Ride-- In my opinion I did not experience any difference in feel regarding board length. In other words 161 rides like a 161 The board rolls onto and off of edge just like any other I ride
The difference is an insane amount of edge hold on boiler plate Ice. the stuff I usually tread lightlly on even when on a race board. Some of my jib happy friends love the mag because they think
it delivers ok grip even after they detune there edges for rails and boxes. The 7 points increase edge pressure so a dull mag board still produces more grip than a dull non mag
3) When someone has trouble getting a board off edge it is a problem with either there riding or the tune (base/side bevel lack of bevel in tip or tail or a need for detune( most folks these days use extra bevel rather than detune in the tip and tail) So if you demo a board and it wont come off edge chances are the tune or set up is the culprit not the board as these days even chinesse crap boards turn well.
4) If I had had mag on my race boards back in the day I would have won more races!