K2\Ride snowboard edge technology, where's their version of magnetraction? - 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 12-14-2011, 11:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
hikeswithdogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Minnesota Summer--Utah Winter
Posts: 967
Blog Entries: 1
Default K2\Ride snowboard edge technology, where's their version of magnetraction?

I'm really likeing the fact that starting this year K2 is putting Bamboo in more of their higher end boards and offering a 5 year break warranty, I'm a big believer in Bamboo as a perfect materiel for snowboards cores.

To me a perfect combo in technology is the K2 Bamboo core mixed with Ride's slimeball sidewalls , but without some kind of "Magnatraxion" edge technology I'm really wavering on even looking at new K2\Ride boards for my next purchase after I retire my 2010 TurboDream to a late\early season rock board.

So when is K2 and\or Ride going to implement some kind of magnetraction\Vario\Frostbite like edge technology?

thanks
__________________
makingfreshtracks.blogspot.com
hikeswithdogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-14-2011, 12:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
redlude97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seattle/Portland
Posts: 1,068
Default

Its a nice thing to have but not a deal breaker. Not sure about you, but I only have a handful of days on ice. Snowboarders and skiers have been riding for years on ice with normal edges.
redlude97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 12:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
orangatang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 114
Default

Bamboo worked great for over 4 years for the long board that I use to skate with and scraped the crap out of from flexing it and using it as a trampoline while skating.
orangatang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 12:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
hikeswithdogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Minnesota Summer--Utah Winter
Posts: 967
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
Its a nice thing to have but not a deal breaker. Not sure about you, but I only have a handful of days on ice. Snowboarders and skiers have been riding for years on ice with normal edges.

Until this year(In Utah) I would tend to agree with you but after riding the gf's GNU I really am feeling the benefit of magnetraction.
__________________
makingfreshtracks.blogspot.com
hikeswithdogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 12:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ShredTaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 115
Default

It's one of those things. A straight edge is easier to tune, the magne-traction/vario stuff is difficult to tune. Especially if you are tuning your own edges(There are ways to tune them, im just saying ease of simple tuning). I like to think my freshly tuned flat edges will hold their own versus a less-often tuned magnetraction board(i tune my board every week in preparation for 3 days of riding on the weekend). Although i have no proof to back this, just feel from lots of riding. Though it would not stop me from buying a vario cut board, its a small point worth making.
ShredTaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 01:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
hikeswithdogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Minnesota Summer--Utah Winter
Posts: 967
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShredTaos View Post
It's one of those things. A straight edge is easier to tune, the magne-traction/vario stuff is difficult to tune. Especially if you are tuning your own edges(There are ways to tune them, im just saying ease of simple tuning). I like to think my freshly tuned flat edges will hold their own versus a less-often tuned magnetraction board(i tune my board every week in preparation for 3 days of riding on the weekend). Although i have no proof to back this, just feel from lots of riding. Though it would not stop me from buying a vario cut board, its a small point worth making.
For a normal\reg camber board I would tend to agree but I really feel like reverse camber boards need some kind of edge enhancement to give you that normal camber type level of grip on hard surfaces.

Hopefully we start getting some real snowfall amounts here soon and I won't have to think about it anymore :-(
__________________
makingfreshtracks.blogspot.com
hikeswithdogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 01:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 20
Default

the thing is, its not anything like that. i can detune the quadratic/mag alot and still feel like im on rails and with regular sidecut i just have to choose detuned for the odd box and whatever or most grip possible.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShredTaos View Post
I like to think my freshly tuned flat edges will hold their own versus a less-often tuned magnetraction board
SuperRalfons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 02:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mountains
Posts: 9,784
Default

K2 has a 12 radii sidecut. Those micro changes in the radius while not seen by the normal eye do the trick.
__________________
Angry Snowboarder Because someone has to call it how they see it!
BurtonAvenger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 04:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
hikeswithdogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Minnesota Summer--Utah Winter
Posts: 967
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
K2 has a 12 radii sidecut. Those micro changes in the radius while not seen by the normal eye do the trick.
First off thanks for the reply, BA how would YOU compare the feel(on a hard surface) of the "12 radii sidecut" in comparison to something like Magnetraction or NS Vario edges? thanks
__________________
makingfreshtracks.blogspot.com
hikeswithdogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 06:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mountains
Posts: 9,784
Default

The Angry Snowboarder Blog Archive Sidecut Theories Explained
That should break it down for you. Magnetraction is best summed up as too much of a good thing while RC tech grips right underfoot like all alternate cambered decks should. K2's it just feels like riding a snowboard no gimmicks.
__________________
Angry Snowboarder Because someone has to call it how they see it!
BurtonAvenger 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 07:50 AM.



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