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Old 12-17-2011, 12:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So today was my first day with my Smokin' M.I.P. I have heard Smokins' version is a bit mellower than what you get from Mervin and the board is a flat camber but I am happy I had it today. My local hill had ice our outdoor rinks would be proud of and that thing bit in and held a turn better than I ever could have hoped. I have been in better conditions on my old traditional camber, traditional sidecut boards and found myself washing out with anything above the most careful of skidded turns. Maybe it will be too grippy in normal conditions but for a day like today it really lived up to the hype.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've also heard that Smokin's is a little more mellow than the Mervin boards. Never compared the two though.

I've only tried magnetraction boards in normal conditions and I find it too grabby. I'm sure it's something you'd get used to though. I found NS RC boards to be squirrely at first and grew to love it.
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I've also heard that Smokin's is a little more mellow than the Mervin boards. Never compared the two though.
Mervin's Magnetraction has many varieties that range from mellow to fairly agressive depending on the board type. Positioning of the bumps changes a bit between sizes even within models. Noone does more testing than these guys.
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This is my second year on smokin. I really love it, I'm a big dude and need all the grab I can get when it's hard pack or ice.... I have zero issues in normal or powder conditions. I have the kt-22
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