i really wanted to try a bataleon, but couldn't find one in my area to demo...or buy for that matter. just as a heads up to the original poster -- paragonsports.com is having a crazy sale on the never summer premier f1-r 349 bucks with free shipping. crazy deal, these boards never go on sale. they have the 157, 159, and 161 in stock. check it out.
Yeah it is a sweet deal but I'm sold on the magna traction and a ton of people I've talked to ride them and love em. Thanks for the info though.