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  Quote LaNieve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Magnetraction edge- do you love it or hate it-
    Posted: Jan/06/2013 at 7:36pm
Im just wondering where most people who have experienced magnetraction/wave edge stand, as I am getting a new board with a wave edge.. From what Ive heard people either just love it or hate it.
What do you think and how was your experience with it?
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  Quote rook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2013 at 8:24pm
I don't actually notice it..... but I don't ride a lot of ice or hard pack.
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2013 at 8:25pm
I've had a lib lando c2 160, gnu rider's choice c2 158, and ridden a skate banana 56, and t-rice 53 & 57.  on all but the gnu and lando, which have mellower magnetraction, it felt inconsistent at times.  it was okay most of the time, but occasionally I'd do one of two things... slip out of a carve completely randomly, or be on edge in a mellow turn and get locked into it, to the point of feeling like the board was pulling me.  neither of those two things have ever happened to me on any other board (non mag).  not a big deal, but it's enough that I will only ride mervin decks with mellow mag like the phoenix, billy goat, etc.

I also dislike the way it feels on ice.  yeah, ice sucks in general, but it feels worse to me.  my theory is that since I tend to ride boards in the highest 50s and sometimes bigger, and I'm light, I can't push the mag into the snow quite as much, in order to make it work well for me.  but maybe that's just the nerd in me..

I don't really care about having any special edge grip technology in general, though.  mid-stiff boards that fit me right with camber or zero camber and factory sharp edges are all I need : )
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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2013 at 9:02pm
I love it,I've had a riders choice 158 (spensers old one) GNU altered genetics, gnu billy goat, ridden the t rice, and had an old cambered 167 trs/still have and have spent some time on skate banana's and btx tr's i. I personally really like what it does for full reverse camber boards get you back some of the edge feel you lose, with hybrids it doesn't make as much of difference but it's still kind of nice I mostly like it because I don't really have to sharpen my edges ever. I think spenser is right when he was talking about his weight to the size of the board being part of the issue with consistency I have the same kind of problem with my 167 sometimes I just feel like I don't weigh enough to make the extra edge work 100% right  

all in all though I love and would much rather have it on my board then not.
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  Quote LaNieve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2013 at 12:07am
Sweet thanks loads for the replies guys, keep shooting those opinions at me people!
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  Quote Muse25 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2013 at 8:06am
My gnu b-pro is a beast on groomers and hard packed, so much enjoyable in "not so decent" conditions. I can go fast with confident edge hold, compared to my v-rocker board (on hardpack it's sketchy). But on a glorious pow day I prefer my v-rocker.
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  Quote woodhomie1996 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2013 at 11:32am
Originally posted by spenser

I don't really care about having any special edge grip technology in general, though. mid-stiff boards that fit me right with camber or zero camber and factory sharp edges are all I need : )

Agreed, I rode mag for a year and liked it but it is defiantly not a deal breaker if the board doesnt have it.
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  Quote fj5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2013 at 12:03pm
So you guys are saying that mag doesn't really come into play for the majority of your riding? Ever since I've been told and read about the wonders of a serrated edge (never having to be sharpened), I've been wanting to get a board with mag.  Can anyone comment on how it compares to Burton's PDE?

Would be sick to have a board that's twin hybrid rocker, lightweight fibre glass / carbon fibre construction, with mag, tbt, and ics.  Is that so much to ask? LOL
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  Quote shop_45296 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2013 at 1:27pm
the PDE (on vrocker) has much less grip than the mag and regular cambered boards.  not a problem for slush or soft snow but it blows on ice sheets.  
~i have a lib-trs and burton custom V rocker(with PDE)
the extra camber from flying V should help the edge dig in better, but i havent tried.

also i can carve harder and cleaner on a normal cambered board than the trs (c2btx).  not sure if its the mag or the wavy c2.

my recommendation would base on where / how you ride
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  Quote JDiggidy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2013 at 5:12pm
My DK has magnatraction, I've also ridden the Rider's Choice, and I will never buy another board without it.  I can really tell the difference in how the board locks into turns on hard pack and ice. 
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  Quote Muse25 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2013 at 8:35am
Anyone ever tried beveling their mag. board?
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  Quote yaya34 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/14/2013 at 10:42am
I love my magnetraction. I have a GNU CHB MTX from 2010. The board still rides like new today and rocks the East Coast Mountains. The magne traction is perfect for the east coast because its made for gripping in conditions that are not ideal.

I will forever be a fan of GNU, LibTech and any other companies involved in the creation and production of MTX, BTX and beyond.
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