If you're detuning for butters and jibs alone it's a bad idea. I also ride a fresh 2011 banana and get occasional trouble with these, but not enough to matter. To make things better I am in the ice coast too, I ride in the pocconos. What helps me is when tuning your board, you should make it so you have a "beasal" angle i believe it's called. This raises your edges about 2 degrees off ground so you don't snag it on rails or when doing butters. You still get INCREDIBLE edge hold on the ice and man made, and shouldn't be catchy on features.
Look at the stickied videos for board mantinence, watch the ones about your beasal.
Tips they give in the video for doing this are-
*these only apply when using just a file*
1. Get some electrical tape (best tape for this)
2. Wrap it around about an inch from the side not being used
3. 6-8 passes around should be good, you could do 1 more (loose control but gain the less catchyness)
4. Sharped like you normally would
Hope this helped, it's what I use for my Banana and I ski in eastern Pennsylvania so it's icy. I rarely get snagged when jibbing, but like 1 out of 50 times i'll get a little catch.
Edit: This comment isn't really answering your question so I apologize. It's just an easier alternative than detuning, especially in our region.
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