Thanks for your response, mate.
Ah really? I thought, from what little I've read up on magna-traction and the like (and in fact, from what snowboard shops have told me) that nowadays you can get playful all mountain boards. And you read the words "quiver killer" and get sucked-in. Heck, thought it was too good to be true. Man, I hate these shops, they'll just say anything to get you out of a shop with a board under your arm