I cut off the little hangnails and rode it. Doesn't look nearly as bad and it's only noticeable on close inspection.
Rode it on the weekend. Went just fine. Sank a little more than I might like in powder but it was great. It didn't really fall short at anything. I tried riding the CC cuz we were riding about a foot of fresh in some wide open spots and some off-piste steeps. The CC was a lot sloppier and less confidence inspiring compared to the Magic. Kinda think I might enjoy it even more in a 162w but it's still a great board for me.
Love it, don't regret it at all. Definitely my best board.