I'm a girl so my main debates are over the B-street and the Ns panora. i ride east cost, so its ice and hard pack all the way. From what I've heard, The magne traction REALLY does make the difference, but NS boards are really damp so they make for much smoother rides. I'm going to be buying either the B-street or the pandora, still can't decide which one I want. Many people say the pandora is an over-all more stable ride, but the vario grip doesn't hold as well on east coast turf as the MTX. Not sure If I'm ready to sacrifice that essential grip for the smoother ride. decisions, decisions.