Regarding Banana technology: is it suitable for icy conditions or is it more for powder and rails? If it is suitable for ice, then I would love to take a chance on it. I do a little wakeboarding and wakesurfing so the looser feel of the Bananna is appealing.
I just got the Skate Banana last weekend. There isn't much ice right now at Stratton where I ride but on one particular spot where there was, it held perfectly. It's not really the banana tech that aided this, it's the magna traction, so goes the propoganda.