Magnatraction, gimmick or no gimmick O.o - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-23-2009, 12:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
KiwiLad
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Magnatraction, gimmick or no gimmick O.o

Magnatraction or bataleons triple base is this just a gimmick or is it something special since i've only ridden a cruddy rental k2 from the early 90's and thought that was sick
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-23-2009, 01:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
legallyillegal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: fuck Snowboarding
Posts: 4,477
Default

no gimmick
__________________
THERE ARE SPECIFIC REASONS AS TO WHY I AM MORE LOCAL THAN YOU

GOD IS DONUT
legallyillegal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009, 01:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 687
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by legallyillegal View Post
no gimmick
+1

10charizard
markee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009, 01:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
jmacphee9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Detroit
Posts: 2,335
Default

neither are gimmacks at all from what i hear. i have rode MTX and its intense, too much for me but i think i would get used to it if i owned the board. and from what i hear about tbt its like the great thing to ever happen to a snowboard lol. everyone that rides bataleon swears they will not touch another board..
jmacphee9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009, 02:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
KiwiLad
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Just ordered an "Evil twin" in 155
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009, 02:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
jmacphee9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Detroit
Posts: 2,335
Default

noice, did you see the review on the riot that someone posted today? if you hadnt it will really make you happy about your purchase. well like i said, i have yet to see someone unhappy with there bataleon..
jmacphee9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009, 02:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
KiwiLad
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Already read before posting this thread
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009, 05:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Triple8Sol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 4,084
Blog Entries: 2
Default

Yes, they're gimmicks. Stick to Lamar and Morrow.



j/k...you made a great choice.
__________________
15 LibTech TRS HP . 15 NS Snowtrooper . 15 NS Ripsaw . 13 Salomon Pow Snake
14 Now Drive . 13 Now IPO
14 Flow Hylite
Triple8Sol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009, 06:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
Samyaksambuddhas
 
PaoloSmythe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Only British blaady Columbia!!!
Posts: 4,622
Default

i cannae speak for the triple base coz i've not tried it, but it sounds good in theory and i reckon jibbers must love the idea!

but the magne traction, which i was sceptical about is incredible!

i rode a piste on my (fairly well tuned) board, then went back up, strapped in my mate's Lib Tec magne and rode the same piste.

a world of difference. the same piste changed from being a hard packed side skittering chore, into something whcih felt more like a pliable fresh groomer! so much more confidence and ease of turning as you wanted, with no side slip.

if you ride super hardpack / ice, i would say magne is vital!
__________________
Just coz you don't understand it
Doesn't mean it makes no sense!
PaoloSmythe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2009, 07:22 AM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 25
Default

I ride in Ontario and more often than not it's hardpack. The magnatraction on my rider's choice has made a huge difference for me.
oni5000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:05 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums