anyone try this board on icy conditions? how does it handle for you? l know that rocker isn't that great for icy conditions, but i dont know if they have something similar to magnatraction for NS boards. thanks for your help
Vario Grip doesn't have the teeth that Magnetraction has, but I like the eway it works better. It has plenty of bite for most hardpack conditions, as long as you understand there's still a limit and you can still wash out..
Between MTX, Smokin' MTX and Variogrip, I'll go Variogrip. I haven't had the pleasure of experiencing Arbor's awesome un-blnded tri-radial sidecut, but I hear that works very well as well.
Since I don't ride ice very often, I'm always very leery on the shit. I have an 09/10 Evo and have almost never washed out on ice, but at the same time I know not to push it because there is a point where you can and will wash out and eat shit. As long as you pay attention to the conditions I think the NS Variogrip works fine, just don't expect it to be bulletproof.